Boeing to Demonstrate Leadership in Space at National Space Symposium
Exhibits to feature CST-100 mockup and other affordable, relevant capabilities

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 9, 2012 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will spotlight its satellites, human spaceflight activities, cyber capabilities and advanced space development at the Space Foundation's 28th National Space Symposium. This year's event takes place April 16-19 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

"Space continues to be an important frontier for innovative capabilities and advanced technologies, and Boeing is meeting our customers' challenge to provide affordable, enduring solutions," said Roger Krone, president of Boeing Network and Space Systems. "The National Space Symposium is a key venue for Boeing to join with NASA, the Department of Defense and our commercial partners as we collaborate on space exploration, satellites and cyber operations."

The Boeing exhibit at Booth 200 will showcase the company's support for military and commercial satellite operations, geospatial data capabilities, the International Space Station, Commercial Crew Development, and the Space Launch System. The Boeing booth also will feature a 3-D interactive model that simulates different satellite environments. In addition, a full-scale mockup of Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft will be on display at Booth 110.

Boeing is sponsoring the Space Warfighters Luncheon, which will be hosted by Krone on Tuesday, April 17. Company representatives also will participate in the following panel discussions:

  • Dewey Houck, vice president and general manager of Information Solutions: "Cyber Industry Dialogue 1," April 16 at 10 a.m.
  • Craig Cooning, vice president and general manager of Space & Intelligence Systems: "Satellite Operators and Manufacturers," April 18 at 10:10 a.m.
  • Paul Bollinger, Government Solutions director of Boeing Energy: "Powering the Grids and Markets of the Future," April 18 at 2:15 p.m.

Boeing’s online press kit at contains program backgrounders, biographies and a link to high-resolution photos.

Note: All briefing times are local to Colorado Springs (Mountain time). Reporters interested in the following news briefings are asked to confirm their attendance in advance, with the contacts listed below, no later than Wednesday, April 11.

A toll-free number will be provided for reporters who are unable to participate in person.

TUESDAY, April 17

4:15-4:45 p.m. -- Space Launch System
Space Foundation Media Center

Jim Chilton, Boeing vice president and general manager of Exploration Launch Systems, discusses the current status of and future plans for Boeing’s work on the Space Launch System.


3:30-4 p.m. -- Commercial Crew Development
Space Foundation Media Center

John Mulholland, Boeing vice president and general manager of Commercial Space Programs, briefs reporters on recent and upcoming milestones for the CST-100 spacecraft, Boeing’s solution for transporting people to the International Space Station, the Bigelow Space Complex and other low Earth orbit destinations.

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