Sigourney Weaver to headline technology dinner at symposium

“In space, no one can hear you scream.”

That was the tagline for the first of four Alien movies – a series of science fiction thrillers that catapulted actress Sigourney Weaver to international fame. And Weaver will be headlining a space program of a different sort next Spring.

She is the featured speaker at the Space Technology Hall of Fame dinner April 11, 2013, part of the 29th National Space Symposium held at The Broadmoor.

Presented annually by the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation, the dinner features extraordinary technologies developed for space that improve life on Earth as well. The 2013 recipients will be named early next year.

Wrapping up four days of Space Symposium activities, the dinner is known for its speakers, which focused on Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye the Science Guy, actor Leonard Nimoy and political satirist P.J. O’Rourke.

Weaver has created a host of memorable characters in her decades-long career, including Riply in Alien and Dian Fossey in Gorillas in the Mist. She is a Stanford University graduates and has a master’s degree from the Yale School of Drama.

This is the 25th year the annual Space Symposium has held the Space Technology Hall of Fame dinner. The symposium is slated for April 8-11 and presents aspects of space and space-related awards.