Our future in space will largely be determined by some of
the country’s most prominent thought leaders at the Space 2000
Conference and Exhibition, September 19 through 21 at the
Convention Center in Long Beach, California, sponsored by the
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

The program will feature prominent NASA keynote speakers
including NASA Administrator Dan Goldin and former U.S. Senator
and astronaut John Glenn. Dr. Edward Stone, director of NASA’s
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif., will moderate
a panel on New Civil Space Horizons on Thursday, September 21
from 8 to 10 a.m.

“We are providing a unique venue for leaders from
government, industry and academia to share ideas and interact,”
said Stone, a co-chair of the event. “The invited speakers will
provide their perspectives on the future of space, setting the
stage for continuing discussion throughout the program.”

Conference participants will address new opportunities in
space, new missions and new challenges the millennium brings that
will be dependent on business decisions and technology readiness.
The three-day event will bring together an impressive list of
experts that includes scientists and engineers from various
civilian, military and private organizations. There will be four
panel discussions with technical paper presentations: “Space on
the National Agenda,” “The Business of Space,” “Military Space
Missions” and “New Horizons in Civil Space.”

JPL will also have an exhibit featuring many educational
outreach programs geared toward students in grades K-12 to help
engage conference attendees in educational programs within their

For conference details or to register online, please visit
the conference Web site at http://aiaaspace2000.cal.boeing.com or
contact the AIAA at (800) 639-2422.

The Boeing Company is the general sponsor for the Space 2000
Conference and Exhibition. The AIAA, which will serve as the host
and organizer, is the largest professional/technical society,
leading content provider, and principal voice on behalf of
aerospace professionals on all aspects of aviation, space and
defense. Managed for NASA by the California Institute of
Technology, JPL is the lead U.S. center for robotic exploration
of the solar system.