Julie Howell, 719-576-8000

Washington, DC (August 21, 2000) – Sea Launch,
the multinational ocean-based launch services
company, is the latest addition to the list of
major sponsors of the International Space
Symposium. The Symposium focuses on business
aspects of the $100 billion (US) global space
industry, and is scheduled for October 24-26,
2000 at the Reagan International Trade Center in
Washington, DC.

Space Foundation officials announced today that
Sea Launch will sponsor the Future Watch
Luncheon on Wednesday, October 25. Sea Launch
President Will Trafton will host the luncheon
and veteran newsman Hugh Downs, chairman of the
Board of Governors, National Space Society will
serve as Master of Ceremonies. Noted futurist
Dr. Michael Hawley, Dreyfoos Professor of Media
Technology, MIT Media Labs is the featured

The International Space Symposium is presented
by the Space Foundation in association with more
than 30 participating agencies, supporting
organizations and sponsors. Speakers
representing 22 nations from around the world
are currently scheduled to participate.

Sea Launch, headquartered in Long Beach,
California, provides commercial launch services
from its equatorial launch site on the Pacific
Ocean. For more information on Sea Launch,

Preliminary Symposium program information, a
comprehensive speaker list, participating
agencies, supporting organizations, secure on-
line registration and symposium exhibit and
sponsorship information may be found at or by calling the Space
Foundation at (US) 719-576-8000 or toll free in
the US and Canada at 1-800-691-4000.

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