Kennedy News

Bruce Buckingham
Kennedy Space Center

Oct. 22, 2002
RELEASE : 105-02
Annual Cape Canaveral Spaceport Symposium On Tap Oct. 29-30
"Roadmap to the Future" is the theme of the 7th Annual Cape Canaveral Spaceport Symposium on tap for Oct. 29-30, 2002, at the Radisson Resort at the Port, in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

The two-day event is sponsored by the Cape Canaveral Spaceport (CCS) -- a partnership of the Air Force 45th Space Wing, NASA/Kennedy Space Center, the Florida Space Authority, as well as industry suppliers and partners of the space program.

The topics of the featured talks are "A Vision of America's Future in Space Access," "Space -- The High Ground Defense of America," "America's Exploration of Space -- The Next 30 Years," and "Regional Planning for the Future of Central Florida."

The featured speakers are some of the top experts in spaceport planning and operations:

Frederick D. Gregory, Deputy Administrator, NASA
Dr. Jeremiah Creedon, Associate Administrator for Aerospace Technology, NASA
Maj. Gen. Howard Mitchell, Director of Operations, Air Force Space Command
Roy D. Bridges, Jr., Director, NASA/Kennedy Space Center
Brig. Gen. J. Gregory Pavlovich, Commander, 45th Space Wing
Edmond F. Gormel, Executive Director, Florida Space Authority

Other space program managers and community leaders participating are:

Joel Hass, Chairman of and Vice President of Regional Planning, Florida Hospital
Patricia Grace Smith, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, FAA
Jerry Moyer, Chairman of the Board, Florida Space Research Institute, Future Academic Research Plans for the Cape Canaveral Spaceport
Dr. Ron Bobay, Brevard Area IV Schools Superintendent, Youth and the Future for Cape Canaveral Spaceport

The four panel discussions planned will address the "Cape Canaveral Spaceport Master Plan," "Future Business Plans Affecting Spaceport Operations," "Technology Plans for Future Spaceports' Operations and Development," and "Future Partnering Plans for Cape Canaveral Spaceport Development."

For additional information on the symposium participants and agenda or to register for the symposium online, visit Hotel accommodations can also be made online at

Note: Media who wish to attend the event should register before Oct. 29 with Bill Collins (321) 264-1193 or Bruce Buckingham (321) 867-2468.


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