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.