Press Release

Smash Mouth will Launch 29th National Space Symposium

By SpaceRef Editor
January 25, 2013
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 25, 2013) — The Space Foundation’s annual Space Symposium is noted for its spectacular opening ceremony and high energy musical performances. The 2013 opening ceremony, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, will live up to that reputation with a performance by the Grammy nominated band Smash Mouth.

The opening ceremony on April 8 kicks off the 29th National Space Symposium and includes presentation of prestigious awards for technology in education, public outreach, space achievement and space exploration. Details about the Space Symposium, including speakers and agenda, can be found at

About Smash Mouth

Collectively, the band Smash Mouth has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Its songs include the number one hits Walkin’ on the Sun and All Star, as well as Then the Morning Comes, Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby and a cover of The Monkees classic I’m a Believer.

About the Space Symposium

With more than 9,000 expected participants, the Space Symposium is the premier annual gathering of the global space community. Scheduled for April 8-11 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Space Symposium will bring together all sectors of the space industry to highlight accomplishments and address opportunities and issues.

Returning for 2013 will be the New Generation Space Leaders Program for young, up-and-coming space professionals, age 35 and younger. See more on the Space Symposium website

The Space Symposium is offered in conjunction with a separate Space Foundation conference, Cyber 1.3, to be held during the day on April 8, immediately preceding the Space Symposium’s opening ceremony.

Register Now

Register securely at, which includes a live chat tab for customer service questions. The registration rate for active duty military and government personnel has been lowered to 2010 pricing, now $790 for the four-day Space Symposium. Industry attendees can take advantage of an Early Bird rate by registering by March 15.

About the Space Foundation

The foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events, including the National Space Symposium, all in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” The Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification(TM) and Space Technology Hall of Fame(R) programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. The Space Foundation was founded in 1983 and is based in Colorado Springs, Colo. Its world headquarters features a public Visitors Center with two main areas – the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere(R). The Space Foundation also conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has a field office in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.

SpaceRef staff editor.