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GalaxyFest wins the day at Space Symposium

April 12, 2016 Updated: April 13, 2016 at 11:06 am
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photo - GalaxyFest may have won the day with its display at the 32nd annual Space Symposium Tuesday: A life-sized Yoda. (Tom Roeder, The Gazette)
GalaxyFest may have won the day with its display at the 32nd annual Space Symposium Tuesday: A life-sized Yoda. (Tom Roeder, The Gazette) 

Boeing is giving away free coffee. Aerojet has a full selection of rocket motors on display.

United Launch Alliance hauled in a 50-foot rocket.

But Colorado Springs group GalaxyFest may have won the day with its display at the 32nd annual Space Symposium Tuesday: A life-sized Yoda.

The group that hosts an annual gathering dedicated to science and science fiction has a booth at The Broadmoor for the symposium.

It’s the ultimate selfie-bait for the 12,000 or so attendees.

The Symposium sold out its booths for the nation’s largest space-based trade show. Most went to defense contractors and aerospace firms who come to Colorado Springs to court billion-dollar contracts.

But GalaxyFest’s Brian Swanson says the symposium is a natural fit for the group.

“It’s taking fiction and making it nonfiction,” Swanson said.

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