The opening ceremony of Space Foundation’s annual Space Symposium is known for its dynamic performances and presentation of awards celebrating the global space community’s most outstanding accomplishments.

The 32nd Space Symposium opening ceremony on April 11 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, will feature a performance by the band Tower of Power and presentation of these awards:

– Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award to Margaret Baguio, Senior Education Outreach Coordinator, NASA Texas Space Grant Consortium
– Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award to author Andy Weir
– Space Achievement Award to SpaceX
– John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration to the Pluto New Horizons Exploration Team

The opening ceremony is co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman, and is followed by the grand opening of the Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center and Pavilion, featuring the world’s latest space technology, equipment and services. The evening concludes with fireworks lakeside, co-sponsored by Intelsat General Corporation.

The Space Foundation’s 32nd Space Symposium is scheduled for April 11-14 at The Broadmoor, and is expected to attract thousands of space leaders from dozens of countries, representing all sectors of the global space community. See the agenda and speakers list at

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Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston and conducts government affairs from its Washington, D.C., office. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activityand through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Flickr and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.