The fast-growing National Space Symposium held from 4-6 April in Colorado Springs, USA proved to be a timely forum for a US industry and government now in the throes of historic events. The Space Shuttle return to flight programme, the space exploration vision and the transformation of national security space were key topics for the more than 6,800 delgates and more than 120 exhibitors attending the 21st edition of the event. Rob Coppinger and Stephen Trimble report

Source: Flight International