Story last updated at 4/24/2013 - 2:20 pm
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell was in Colorado Springs, Colo., participating in the National Space Symposium, in conjunction with the annual business meeting of the Aerospace States Association (ASA).
Treadwell is inviting the aerospace community to consider Alaska, particularly the Kodiak Launch Complex, as a strategic resource for the nation.
"Policies at the state level are helping America lead in space - from infrastructure investment to STEM education initiatives to innovation policy," he said. "Alaska is already hard at work on these issues. Our space leadership for the next generation depends on having kids who are excited about science, technology, engineering and math, and who have an appreciation for the amazing things space activity does for us on earth every day."
The 29th National Space Symposium, hosted annually by the Space Foundation, gathered 9,000 members of the worldwide aerospace community to discuss the industry's outlook. The agenda included a special focus on the industry's role in cyber security and America's role in space.
In conjunction with the symposium, ASA held its annual business meeting and hear special presentations on privacy concerns over unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and how states can support homeland security.