Leonard Nimoy to Headline Hall of Fame Dinner at National Space Symposium



To the delight of generations of Star Trek fans, the Space Foundation has chosen Leonard Nimoy to inspire the audience at the 2010 Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner April 15. The dinner is the capstone event of the 26th National Space Symposium, which runs April12-15 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.


Space Foundation Gears Up for Next National Space Symposium


Following a National Space Symposium tradition, the 26th edition of the premier gathering of the global space community will feature a panel comprising former leaders of a major space organization. The agenda for the 26th National Space Symposium includes three decades of directors of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), an agency in the Department of Defense (DoD) that develops and operates overhead reconnaissance systems and conducts intelligence-related activities essential for U.S. national security.


National Space Symposium a Decidely International Affair

Biggest players in space industry gather in Colorado

An international who’s-who of the space industry is at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs this week at the 25th annual National Space Symposium. The biggest players in civilian and military aerospace are attending, including NASA execs, the director of the European Space Agency and even one of China’s Taikonauts.


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.


RLV Summit Proves Useful for Entrepreneurs, Air Force

The X Prize’s Will Pomerantz has some notes from a recent closed-door confab held in Colorado between U.S. Air Force officials and members of the entrepreneurial space community just prior to the National Space Symposium.

The half-day session, co-sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration, gave military and business folks a chance to talk candidly about how to work together. The U.S. Air Force is interested in developing operational space response assets capable of deploying anywhere in the world.

The conclusions reached were fairly basic but sound: the military can’t ask companies for more than they can actually delivery, contracts must be adjusted to the realities faced by entrepreneurs, and businesses need to stay clued in on future military plans. Entrepreneurs must be aware that timing is essential when it comes to snagging government contracts to develop new technologies.

UPDATE: Pomerantz has published Part 2 of his report. The report has almost nothing to do with the RLV summit; it’s mostly about how the National Space Symposium is really cool.