National Space Symposium Soars as Economy Augers In

Space Symposium Soaring
The Gazette (Colorado Springs)

There is no recession in orbit, organizers of the 25th annual National Space Symposium have found.

While other trade shows have withered amid the faltering economy, the symposium that starts next week at The Broadmoor is as big as ever, with aerospace firms plying their wares to customers including NASA and the Defense Department.

“It’s actually looking great,” said Janet Stevens, spokeswoman for the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation, which sponsors the four-day event.

Speakers at the symposium include industry bigwigs and military brass. Air Force Space Command boss Gen. Bob Kehler is expected to discuss changes at his Colorado Springs headquarters including its new mission to protect the military from computer hackers.

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