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Technology has always found its greatest consumer in a nation's war and defense efforts. Since the last attempts at a "Star Wars" defense system, has technology changed considerably enough to make the latest Missile Defense initiatives more successful? Can such an application of science be successful? Is a militarized space inevitable, necessary or impossible?

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rshow55 - 05:55pm Apr 20, 2002 EST (#1579 of 1584) Delete Message


"The conference exhibition will provide delegates an opportunity to view the reality of missile defense concepts, components, systems, and operational hardware being developed by U.S. and non-U.S. firms. Displays are scheduled to include models, mock-ups, or actual component/systems.

"Dress Code

" Business (suit and tie)/Business Casual (jacket, no tie); military uniforms are not encouraged.

" Acknowledgement

" The conference organizers wish to express their appreciation to Computer Sciences Corporation for their steadfast support of this conference.


" About the Location ...Dallas, the ninth largest city in the United States, symbolizes much of the popular image of Texas. With a unique blend of Southern hospitality, cosmopolitan flair, Old West charm and modern sophistication, Dallas offers a wealth of culture and attractions for visitors of all ages.

" The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion Hotel, only a few blocks from the Historic West End-Dallas’ most unique restaurant, retail, and nightlife district whose features include old-fashioned street vendors, sidewalk cafes, and surrey service.

" To learn more about Dallas, go to: .....

"Hotel Accommodations .... A1AA has made arrangements for a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75207. For reservations phone 214/651-1234. Room rates are $159 for single occupancy and $184 for double occupancy. Please specify in advance the time and date of your arrival and departure and identify yourself with the AIAA meeting. These rooms will be held for A1AA until 3 May 2002, then released for sale to the general public. Reservation requests received after 3 May 2002 will be accepted on space-available basis at the hotel’s published rate. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the U.S Government per diem for U.S. Federal Government employees. These rooms will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. ID will be required at check-in.

"Registration Procedures ..... The enclosed conference registration form should be fully completed by all delegates and received with payment by 3 May 2002 at AIAA. Telephone 703/264-7500 or 800/639-2422 (within the United States), and fax 703/264-7657.


rshow55 - 05:56pm Apr 20, 2002 EST (#1580 of 1584) Delete Message

"Registration Fees are as follows:
$725 3-6 JUNE (Full Conference) Government or AIAA Member

$860 3-6 JUNE (Full Conference) Nonmember

$645 3-4 JUNE (Unclassified Days Only) Government or AJAA Member

$780 3-4 JUNE (Unclassified Days Only) Nonmember

"Registration fees include coffee breaks during the conference hours, daily luncheons, attendance to the 3 June Reception, and an unclassified CD-Rom book of abstracts that will be distributed at registration. Conference registration refunds will be provided if written cancellations are received by 20 May 2002. There is a $50 cancellation fee.

"Special Event


"MONDAY, 3 JUNE, 1830-2100 HRS . . . . . A reception co-sponsored by Computer Sciences Corporation will be held at Union Station (connected to the Hyatt Hotel) for all registered attendees.

" Online Registration . . . Online registration using a secure server will be offered starting 1 March 2002. Register for this conference online at http://www.aiaa.orgicalendar/,’BMD

" Confirmation of Attendance . . . Registrations processed after 3 May 2002 may not necessarily receive any confirmation prior to the conference. All delegates whose registration fee and security clearance have been received prior to 3 May 2002 should expect to receive written acknowledgment. If you have any questions on conference registration, call AIAA at 703/264-7500 or 800/639-2422 (within the United States). If you have any questions on security approval, call MDA at 703/697-8204.


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