WASHINGTON (October 3, 2001) – Space Foundation
officials today announced a new sponsor and
additional speakers for this month’s
International Space Symposium. SpaceVest
joins the list of sponsors at the event, hosting
the Symposium Dinner on Tuesday Oct 30th. Jeff
Cassidy, executive vice president, ACE USA
Aerospace and Michael Topalov, executive vice
chairman, InSpace Group of Companies have
confirmed speaking roles.

The International Space Symposium, which takes
place October 29-31 at the Reagan Center in
Washington, is presented by the Space Foundation
in association with Space News and the American
Astronautical Society. NASA is the Host
National Space Agency. More than 30
international space agencies and organizations
join the Space Foundation in supporting the

Major symposium sponsors include:

* International Space Symposium dinner –

* Official publication – Space News

* Opening luncheon – EADS

* Opening reception – CNES-French Space Agency

* Business networking luncheon – Mitsubishi

Electric Corporation

* International Space Symposium reception –
Arianespace, Inc.

* Media center – Lockheed Martin

* Website – SPACE.com

Additional sponsors include: the European Space
Agency, Analytical Graphics, California Space
Authority, Spaceport Florida Authority, Integral
Systems and The Broadmoor.

Among featured speakers are Ambassador Raimundo
Gonzalez, chairman, United Nations Committee on
the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space; The Honorable
Robert S. (Bob) Walker, chairman of the
Commission to Assess the Future of the U.S
Aerospace Industry; Francois Auque, executive
vice president, Space Systems Division, EADS NV;
Dr. Hiroshi Kimura, general manager, Space
Systems Division, Mitsubishi Electric
Corporation and Thomas Pickering, senior vice
president for International Relations, The
Boeing Company.

NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin, and NASA Chief
of Staff and White House Liaison Courtney Stadd
will also address the Symposium.

The speaker list, program agenda, exhibitors,
sponsors and online registration are available
at http://www.spacesymposium.org or by calling
the Space Foundation at (US) 719-576-8000 or
toll free in the US and Canada at 1-800-691-4000.

The Space Foundation is one of the world’s
leading space organizations, supporting industry
leaders, space professionals and educators in
their efforts to promote all facets of space –
commercial, national security and civil.