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Tracy Young                                                                                                                  May 26, 2004
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone:  321/867-2468)

KSC Release No. 33-04

FAA Associate Administrator Is Keynote Speaker at Cape Canaveral Spaceport Symposium in June

Patricia Grace Smith, associate administrator for Commercial Space Transportation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will be the keynote speaker at the Eighth Annual Cape Canaveral Spaceport Symposium in June. The Symposium, sponsored by the U.S. Air Force 45th Space Wing, NASA Kennedy Space Center, and the Florida Space Authority, will be held June 15 and 16 at the Radisson Resort in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Smith will address the continuing role of the FAA in all facets of future airspace and spacelift operations.

The Symposium will feature presentations from Jim Kennedy, KSC director; Brig. Gen. J. Gregory Pavlovich, commander of the 45th Space Wing and director, Eastern Range; and Winston Scott, executive director of the Florida Space Authority. Other speakers include key government and industry executives serving on the following panels: Global Aerospace Operations, Future Military Space Operations, Future Space Transportation, Exploration Frontiers, and Space Recreation and Tourism.

Topics of the symposium will include emerging space markets, spaceport and range technologies, utilization of military space assets, and space policy initiatives.

For questions or more information, call 386/423-0560. To register for the event, visit:


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