Government, industry, and international
partnerships in space will be the day’s topic on Monday, May 7, 2001 at the
Global Air & Space 2001 International Business Forum and Exhibition. Global
Air & Space 2001 takes place May 7-9, 2001 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City
in Arlington, VA.

Senator George Allen has been invited to start the day with a keynote
address. The address is to be followed by a panel discussing The
Government/Industry Partnership in Space, moderated by John Logsdon, Director,
Space Policy Institute, George Washington University. Distinguished panelists
include: Mark J. Albrecht, President, International Launch Services; Francois
Auque, Executive Vice President-Division Space Systems, European Aeronautic
Defense & Space Company; Joseph H. Rothenberg, Associate Administrator, Office
of Space Flight, NASA; and Michael J. McCulley, Chief Operating Officer,
United Space Alliance.

Gen. Richard B. Myers, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of
Defense will be the luncheon speaker for the day. Robert S. Walker, Chairman
and CEO, The Wexler Group is the afternoon’s keynote speaker, talking about
Tomorrow’s Space Systems and Their Benefits to Humanity.

National and International Space Programs for the Next 25 Years is the
afternoon’s topic with panelists: James F. Albaugh, President and CEO, Space
and Communications, The Boeing Company; Vincent G. Sabathier, Space Attache,
and Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) Representative, Embassy of
France; Larry Knauer, President, Space and Russian Operations, Pratt &
Whitney; Alexander N. Kuznetsov, Deputy General Director, Russian Aviation and
Space Agency; Albert E. Smith, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Space
Systems; moderated by Lon Rains, Editor, Space News.

The theme of Global Air & Space 2001 is Vitality of Aerospace Entering the
New Millennium. The conference runs for three days, with May 7 focusing on
Space Systems: Leading the Way into the New Millennium; May 8 focusing on
Commercial Aviation: Meeting the Challenges; and May 9 focusing on Changing
the Game for Weapon Systems.

Participants representing the highest levels of industry and government
from around the world convene at Global Air & Space 2001 to discuss and debate
industry trends, government policies and regulations, market conditions,
business opportunities, and trade issues critical to conducting business in
the world marketplace.

For more detailed program information or to register, view the Calendar of
Events at or call customer service at 703-264-7500,

Louis R. Chenevert, President, Pratt & Whitney, A United Technologies
Company is the general chair of Global Air & Space 2001. The American
Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) serves as the host and
organizer. AIAA is the largest professional/technical society, leading content
provider, and principal voice on behalf of aerospace professions, regarding
all aspects of aviation, space, and defense.