Press Release

AGI Joins National Space Exploration Coalition

By SpaceRef Editor
March 30, 2004
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Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI)
recently pledged its support to a growing alliance of aerospace organizations,
known as the Coalition for Space Exploration. The coalition, formally
established in January 2004, grew out of months of focused discussions among
industry representatives on the need to garner public support for future NASA
initiatives. Moving forward from President George W. Bush’s January 14th
directive entitled “A Renewed Spirit of Discovery,” the coalition further
charted a course to lead America toward its space exploration goals beginning
with the return to flight and ultimately manning missions to the Moon, Mars,
and beyond.

“The coalition aims to support not just the health and longevity of space
exploration and technology, but that of our nation and world,” says Lauren
Miller, director of marketing for AGI. “AGI is pleased to participate in such
a worthy endeavor, and we’re eager to provide our software technology,
expertise, and resources to make our shared vision a reality.”

In addition to AGI, coalition representatives include Aerojet, ATK
Thiokol, Boeing, California Space Authority, Florida Space Authority, Hamilton
Sundstrand, Lockheed Martin, Moog, NASA, Pratt & Whitney, Space Foundation,
and United Space Alliance. The collaborative effort has a definitive mission:
to retain the United States’ status as a leader in the fields of space,
science, and technology, and, in turn, boost national security, the U.S.
economy, and humans’ inherent need to explore. By providing fair, accurate,
and balanced findings to appropriate sources, the coalition hopes to secure
funding for the re-focused space exploration policy, highlight its vast
benefits, and solicit participation from those most passionate about space.

Membership in the Coalition for Space Exploration is open to any
U.S.-based organization that supports the development, exploration, and
utilization of space, and is willing to commit funding or other resources to
the cause of space exploration. For membership information, contact coalition
communication and action team support manager and Space Foundation chief of
staff Jim Janette by telephone at 719.576.8000 or by e-mail at

About AGI

Malvern, PA-based AGI provides commercial off-the-shelf analysis and
visualization software to more than 30,000 aerospace, defense, and
intelligence professionals through its core product STK® and a series of
specialized STK add-on modules. Basic STK applications include calculating
and visualizing a vehicle’s position and attitude, determining acquisition
times, and analyzing its field of view. STK Standard can be added to with
modules that support specialized analyses including collision avoidance,
coverage assessment, maneuver planning, orbit determination, real-time
visualization, communication link analysis, geospatial intelligence analysis,
and missile defense systems.

Since its founding in 1989, AGI has grown continuously and has been named
to numerous prestigious lists, including the Inc. 500, Technology Fast 50,
Technology Fast 500, Philly 100, and Softletter Top 100. It has been
recognized as one of the “best places to work” in Philadelphia (Philadelphia
Magazine), the Delaware Valley (Delaware Valley Child Care Council),
Pennsylvania (Great Place to Work® Institute), and the United States
(Mademoiselle magazine). Internationally, AGI is one of the top 100 companies
in the military training industry (Military Training Technology) and one of
the top 50 space companies in the world (Space News). For additional
information about AGI or STK, e-mail or explore

SpaceRef staff editor.