Boeing to Spotlight Advanced Capabilities at National Space Symposium

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 5, 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will spotlight its satellites, intelligence and security solutions, human spaceflight activities and advanced network technologies at the Space Foundation's 26th National Space Symposium. This year's event takes place April 12-15 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.

"Whether we're building and launching satellites, processing payloads for human spaceflight missions or providing solutions that protect the United States from cyber attacks, our customers depend on our ability to deliver on our promises," said Roger Krone, president of the Network and Space Systems business unit of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. "The National Space Symposium offers the aerospace industry the opportunity to demonstrate and showcase the broad, flexible array of proven space capabilities that make a world of difference for the warfighter and the public."

The Boeing exhibit will feature demonstrations of the company's support for the Iridium constellation, military satellite operations and Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF, the International Space Station and security systems. The exhibit also will contain interactive displays of the Space Based Space Surveillance system and hosted-payload capabilities that extend the breadth of satellite services Boeing provides.

Boeing's online press kit at will be updated throughout the show with presentations from the briefings and schedule changes, if any. The site also contains program backgrounders, executive biographies and a link to high-resolution photos.

Note: All briefing times are local to Colorado Springs. Reporters interested in the news briefings are asked to confirm their attendance in advance with the contacts listed below no later than Thursday, April 8.

MONDAY, April 12 -- The Broadmoor Hotel

4:45 p.m.: Boeing Cyber Solutions -- Boeing Carleton Suite
Following the conclusion of the symposium's Cyber 1.0 event, Steve Oswald, vice president and general manager of Intelligence and Security Systems, and Barbara Fast, vice president of Cyber and Information Solutions, will provide their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities in cybersecurity and how Boeing is meeting the emerging need for secure cyber operations.

TUESDAY, April 13 -- The Broadmoor Hotel

7 a.m.: Breakfast Briefing: Overview of Boeing Network and Space Systems -- Crystal Room
Boeing business leaders will discuss year-to-date activities in the commercial and military satellite business, space exploration, intelligence and security systems and advanced network systems. Speakers include Craig Cooning, vice president and general manager of Space and Intelligence Systems; Alex Lopez, vice president of Advanced Network and Space Systems; Steve Oswald, vice president and general manager of Intelligence and Security Systems; and Brewster Shaw, vice president and general manager of Space Exploration.

9:15 a.m.: Advanced Network and Space Systems -- Crystal Room
On the verge of a history-making first test flight of the X-51 WaveRider, Alex Lopez, vice president of Advanced Network and Space Systems, will brief reporters on Boeing's work in hypersonics and the implications for the technology. He also will discuss Boeing's accomplishments on Operationally Responsive Space-related activities, including CubeSats and the use of miniature satellites in space, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Fast Access Spacecraft Testbed program, which will form the foundation for future self-deployed, high-mobility spacecraft to perform ultra-high-power communications, space radar, satellite transfer and servicing missions.

11:20 a.m.: Dennis A. Muilenburg Featured Industry Presentation -- International Hall
Muilenburg is executive vice president of The Boeing Company and president and chief executive officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. He will discuss how customers, industry and government must work together to make the right decisions for the future of space.

2 p.m.: Commercial Crew Development -- Crystal Room
John Elbon, vice president and program manager of Boeing Space Exploration's commercial programs, will discuss efforts to develop a commercial crew capsule to transport crews back and forth to the International Space Station and to Bigelow Aerospace's space station.

WEDNESDAY, April 14 -- The Broadmoor Hotel

8:30 a.m.: International Space Station -- Boeing Carleton Suite
Joy Bryant, vice president and program manager of the International Space Station (ISS) Program, provides an update on Boeing's efforts to sustain and upgrade the ISS through at least 2020.

11 a.m.: Space Based Space Surveillance System -- Media Center, 2nd Floor, Colorado Hall
Todd Citron, director of Space Superiority and Special Missions for Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems, and Fred Doyle, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. vice president and general manager for National Defense, provide an update on the development and upcoming launch of the first Space Based Space Surveillance System (SBSS) satellite. SBSS will revolutionize U.S. space situational awareness as the only space-based sensor in the U.S. Air Force Space Surveillance Network that will detect distant spacecraft, debris and other space objects without interference from weather, atmosphere or time of day.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $34 billion business with 68,000 employees worldwide.

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Ed Memi
Boeing Space Exploration
Office: 281-226-4029
Mobile: 713-204-5464

Angie Yoshimura
Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems
Office: 310-364-6708
Mobile: 310-227-6568