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The Space Foundation is supporting the future of space with programs at the 13th annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference this week in Maui, Hawai'i. Involvement includes presentation of a space technology panel on the main agenda, education programs for teachers and students, a reception for young space professionals and co-sponsorship of a special space...
The Space Foundation is participating in several special events open to the community in Alamosa, Colo., on Sept. 6-7 in conjunction with Adams State University (ASU)'s Zacheis Planetarium Grand Re-Opening Celebration.The activities, supported by a $3.6 million grant to ASU from the U.S. Department of Education's Hispanic Serving Institutions STEM (science, technology, engineering and...
Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham will help celebrate the opening of the Center for Space Exploration Technology Research (cSETR) and the NASA Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Education Laboratory at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) on Sept. 6. Also attending the opening will be NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck, along with officials from UTEP and state and local leaders...
A diverse background in materials science engineering, professional football and as an astronaut led Leland Melvin to his current position as NASA Associate Administrator for Education. On Friday, he visited Space Foundation headquarters and toured the soon-to-open Visitors Center. Melvin also toured the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs and spoke...
Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham participated in a panel discussion about the future of space on The World Today, Australia's leading afternoon radio current affairs radio program on Thursday, Aug. 30.Broadcast across Australia by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), The World Today can also be heard internationally on the Internet or via...
The Space Foundation partnered with the Secure World Foundation on Aug. 21 to host a lunch briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss international initiatives aimed at outer space security and sustainability.The briefing was conducted by a panel featuring:Sam Black, director of policy, Satellite Industry Association (SIA)Peter Marquez, vice president of strategy and planning, Orbital, and former White...
Children at the STEM Rocks! event at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs on Aug. 18 learned first hand - literally - from the Space Foundation how astronauts train to improve dexterity for conducting experiments and repairs in space.The Space Foundation demonstrated "glove boxes" that allowed children to try three different activities - using a robot to collect a rock specimen, drawing a...
The Senate Appropriations Committee has passed its version of the FY 2013 Defense Appropriations bill. In response, the Space Foundation published an analysis of the space programs and the comparison/contrast with the House version of the bill. The document provides an overview of unclassified space-based and related programs requested in the Department of Defense (DoD) FY 2013 budget in...
The Space Foundation congratulates NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on the successful landing of the Curiosity Mars rover on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation.The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft that carried Curiosity succeeded in every step...
The entire planet will be watching as NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft places the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars at approximately 11:31 p.m. MDT Sunday night, Aug. 5 (1:31 a.m. EDT, Monday morning. Aug. 6).The landing beside a mountain inside a crater will use a new "sky crane" maneuver that lowers the 1-ton rover by nylon cords from a rocket backpack to the Martian surface....


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