Next week marks the launch of the 27th National Space Symposium. Space community leaders will gather to discuss the future of space in this post-shuttle era. Area space contractors vying for a role in the new NASA will showcase their stellar offerings.
Boeing plans to highlight its commercial and military satellite operations as well as the work the company has done with the International Space Station. The X-37B, an unmanned, re-entry, reusable vehicle Boeing created for the U.S. Air Force, will be on display along with a mock-up of Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft.
“The National Space Symposium gives Boeing the opportunity to showcase our strengths in developing and delivering innovative space and satellite capabilities,” said Roger Krone, president of the Network and Space Systems business unit of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. “Our business is focused on bringing NASA, the Department of Defense and our commercial partners new, cost-effective capabilities for their spaceflight and satellite communication missions.”
Booz Allen Hamilton principal Christine Harada will moderate the Cyber 1.1, a day-long event exploring the growth of cyberspace and the challenges and opportunities it presents. Booz Senior Vice President Roger Cressey will present “Cyberspace: What’s the Interagency Doing?”
Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, Harris Corporation, Raytheon, the SI, Ball Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Iridium Communications, Inc., ATK, Cisco and QinetiQ will also be participating in the symposium.
The event is sponsored by the Space Foundation and is held April 11-14 in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the Broadmoor Hotel.