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This week the Space Foundation held a briefing in Washington, D.C., regarding Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and the status of the U.S. Air Force Space Fence Program.Panelists included:Robert Curbeam, Vice President for Mission Assurance, Quality & Raytheon Six Sigma, Integrated Defense Systems, RaytheonSteve Bruce, Vice President for Integrated Warfare Systems and Sensors, Advanced...
This week, distinguished guests from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and FireWatch America visited Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., and toured the Discovery Center. One purpose of the visit was to discuss progress on adoption of the FireWatch system locally to help protect people and property from wildfires that have plagued Colorado and the entire Western United...
As part of its World Space Week events, the Space Foundation brought former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao, Ph.D., to Colorado Springs, Colo., for a series of Audience With an Astronaut presentations. Based in Houston, Chiao also serves as Space Foundation Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight.The Space Foundation is a proud World Space Week Partner Organization. Initiated by the United Nations...
The Space Foundation is a proud World Space Week Partner Organization.Here is how the global celebration of World Space Week (WSW) got its start -- it was initiated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 with the purpose of celebrating every Oct. 4-10 "the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition."The WSW dates were chosen to commemorate the...
On Sept. 30, the Space Foundation led a team-building exercise for Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance.The participants gathered in the Area 51 section of the Space Foundation's Discovery Center, where they learned the basic principles of rocketry. They formed groups and designed and constructed their own water rockets out of 2-liter plastic bottles, then used compressed air to propel...
If space and teaching are your passions, then the Space Foundation can bring you together with other like-minded educators to learn new ways to use space themes to strengthen curriculum and inspire students.Educators from around the world who have an interest in space are invited to apply now to become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison. There is no cost to participate in this prestigious program...
Retired Space Foundation President Chuck Zimkas received the 2013 National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) General James V. Hartinger Award at the NDIA Rocky Mountain Ball Friday evening at the Hotel Elegante in Colorado Springs, Colo. According to the award citation, Zimkas "...distinguished himself through a lifetime of outstanding accomplishment both in the military supporting the Air...
Start planning a costume now for the Space Foundation's 2nd Annual Space & Science Fiction Halloween Ball, to be held at the Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:00-11:00 p.m.Admission is $25 in advance; $30 at the door, and includes appetizers, two drinks per person, and the evening's activities - dancing, science fiction and classic monster film...
Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Holokauahi Pulham is in Maui, Hawai'i, this week for the 14th Annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference, and on Wednesday morning he delivered the featured speech "Space at the Crossroads."The Space Foundation takes an active role in educational and space-related activities in Hawai'i, and is an annual co-...
The Space Foundation hosted a special community event Aug. 12 that featured a reception and a presentation by FireWatch CEO Joseph R. Turnham. FireWatch America, LLC, the exclusive U.S. distributor for the patented FireWatch system, currently has a proposal before the City of Colorado Springs. Attendees included representatives from local fire mitigation, military, business and citizen’s groups....



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