April 9, 2007 – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Hello from Colorado Springs, Colorado!
The Broadmoor Hotel was host to over 7,000 National Space Symposium attendees from around the world. The conference is attended by industry leaders, members of the military, government officials, and general space enthusiasts.
This first day of programming for the 23rd National Space Symposium began with a featured speech by U.S. Congressman Ken Calvert and closed with a speech by Under Secretary of the Air Force, Ronald M. Sega, Ph.D. The day also contained featured remarks by Mr. Robert J. Stevens, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin, a Congressional Staff Roundtable, and much more. The programming continues through Thursday.
NOAA joined in the Symposium with the Space Foundation for a special art contest honoring the 200-year heritage of NOAA’s roots. The art contest was open to schools in the Colorado Springs area. The winners from each grade category were invited to the Symposium, along with their family members and teachers. The winning artwork from each category was turned into postcards, which were distributed from the NOAA booth. Each winner received an art kit and a plaque. The winners also got to sign a poster-sized copy of their artwork at the ceremony.
Elliot G. Pulham, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Space Foundation, opened the awards ceremony. NOAA Administrator Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher and NOAA Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services Mary Kicza also spoke and commended the winners on their impressive artwork.
For more information on the 23rd National Space Symposium program and featured speeches visit: http://www.NationalSpaceSymposium.org.
The first grade winner signs his artwork, which will hang in his school.
A local school group gathers at the NOAA booth to hear Karrie Carnes speak about the NOAA 200th celebration.