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Mark Lussier installs lighting in 2013 on a display of Orbital Space Launch Vehicles at Orbital’s booth at the 29th National Space Symposium.

Neon-clad dancers will greet rocket scientists, space experts and military brass Monday night in the opening ceremony as the Space Symposium kicks off its 35th year in Colorado Springs.

But the bulk of attendees during the symposium’s four-day run at The Broadmoor are looking forward to answers Tuesday, when leaders from acting Defense Department Secretary Patrick Shanahan to four-star generals will talk about the military’s future in orbit.

“Any answers we can get would be much appreciated,” Colorado Springs Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn said Friday.

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