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Colorado Springs Airport Hosts Space Exhibit
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Colorado Springs Airport Hosts Space Exhibit

By Mark Earle

Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 30, 2009)

Beginning this week, the Colorado Springs Airport will recognize the 25th anniversary of the National Space Symposium by hosting an exhibit in the lobby of its commercial passenger terminal. The exhibit, entitled Colorado SPRINGS: A VESTED INTEREST IN SPACE, features graphic displays and artifacts celebrating the achievements of the more than 100 aerospace companies, military agencies, academic institutions and advocacy groups that are essential elements of the national military space program, as well as the region's economy. The exhibit runs through June 2009 and includes displays in the pre-security and post-security areas of the airport.

"Colorado Springs is a vanguard in this multi-billion dollar industry. This exhibit showcases the public and private sector agencies that support both the military civil space programs through their on-going operations in our city. We think it is fitting that their contributions are recognized in concert with the 25th anniversary of the National Space Symposium which is being held this week at the Broadmoor Hotel and Resort. The Space Symposium is the premier event in the U.S. space industry, bringing more than 7,000 aerospace industry leaders to Colorado Springs each year", said Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera.

The exhibit features many space artifacts, including an Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Suit on loan from the Space Foundation. Other objects and artifacts are on loan from Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, The Boeing Company, The University of Colorado Laboratory of Atmosphere and Space Physics (LASP), Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Northrop Grumman Corporation, United Launch Alliance, and the Challenger Learning Center.

Military space agencies included in the exhibit are Air Force Space Command, 21st Space Wing, the 50th Space Wing, Northern Command (NC) and North American Defense Command (NORAD), U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT) and Peterson Air Force Base Museum.

For additional information, contact Mark Earle or Kelly Jackson at 719-550-1917.

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