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04/19/2012
Two extraordinary space-based innovations were recognized at the 28th National Space Symposium. Recognized first at the Space Technology Hall of Fame® Private Induction Ceremony, co-sponsored by CISCO Systems, and then at the Space Technology Hall of Fame® dinner, co-sponsored by SpaceX, were:Flexible aerogel insulating materialHigh-resolution optical sensing fire detection system...
04/19/2012
The Mega Minds - Leading Scientists Discuss the Future of Space Exploration panel brought together some of the brightest and most intriguing intellects in the science world to discuss science and space. Moderated by Dr. G. Scott Hubbard, professor of aeronautics and astronautics, Stanford University, the panel featured:Dr. Amy Mainzer, WISE deputy project scientist, Jet Propulsion...
04/19/2012
This April for the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, 69 Teacher Liaisons attended an all-day workshop, enhanced by presentations involving three Space Foundation Space Certification Program Partner companies and another organization that is exploring certification linkage with the Space Foundation. Space Certification Program Partners are those recognized by the Space...
04/19/2012
Each year, the Space Foundation invites our Teacher Liaisons to participate in a variety of activities at the annual National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. This year, Teacher Liaison involvement included invitation to attend the Opening Ceremony on April 16, an educator professional development workshop in April 17, a field trip for experienced Teacher Liaisons on April...
04/19/2012
Although the National Space Symposium isn't generally open to the public, a few lucky groups of young people do get the privilege of touring the exhibits each year.Two different types of tours for  8th through 12th graders were conducted in the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center and Pavilion this year: school tours for students of Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons and a ...
04/19/2012
The 28th National Space Symposium put the spotlight on the Colorado space industry with a special luncheon, co-sponsored by the Space Foundation, the Colorado Space Business Roundtable, the Colorado Space Coalition and the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, that featured remarks from The Honorable John W. Hickenlooper, governor of the State of Colorado, and Dr. George C....
04/19/2012
The special "issues luncheon" at the 28th National Space Symposium on April 19, co-sponsored by United Launch Alliance, concentrated on Acquisition Strategies for National Security and featured Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, USAF, commander, Space and Missile Systems Center. Following a welcome from Space Foundation Vice President - Washington Operations Brendan Curry, Pawlikowski talked...
04/19/2012
The Space Foundation augmented National Space Symposium activities with a Career Day program aimed at Space Grant students, students from National Space Grant universities and transitioning military. Co-sponsored by National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, the event provided information on current and future career opportunities, internships, industry trends and upcoming...
04/19/2012
The United Nations' Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), an organization of university students and young professionals from around the world engaged in space policy, participated in the 28th National Space Symposium in a big way, beginning with the inaugural Space Generation Fusion Forum. Held April 15-16 at The Broadmoor Hotel, site of the National Space Symposium, Fusion Forum...
04/19/2012
Moderator Dr. Dumitru Dorin Prunariu, chairman, UNCOPUOS, set the stage for the discussion by saying that international cooperation and collaboration are imperative given the current crowded state of outer space. Panelists made the following comments:Dr. Chummer Farina, vice president, Canadian Space Agency: Canada's investment in space is a matter of necessity, which is...

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