Toulouse, France (August 5, 2002) – The Space Foundation announced today the major event sponsors and exhibitors supporting the International Space Symposium. The symposium takes place September 10-13 in Toulouse.

Major event sponsors are Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), Astrium and Alcatel Space, collectively sponsoring the festive opening ceremonies. Later in the week, the Honorable Philippe Douste-Blazy, mayor of Toulouse, will host a special reception at La Capitole. Additionally, is the symposium web site sponsor, while Space News is the official conference publication.

International Space Symposium attendees will experience an impressive international exhibit center. Major exhibitors include Analytical Graphics, Inc., Arianespace/Starsem, Astrium, CNES, European Space Agency (ESA), Florida Space Authority, Integral Systems, International Space University, Raytheon Company, Research Systems, Inc. – a Kodak company, Space News, and the Swedish Space Corporation.

The Space Foundation conducts the International Space Symposium in association with Space News and more than 30 participating agencies and supporting organizations. CNES is the host national space agency for the global space forum.

For a speaker list, program information, registration, sponsorship and exhibit opportunities visit, or call (US) 719-576-8000.