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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 18, 2011) -- The Space Foundation launched its new Mars Yard today in a ceremony presented cooperatively with Colorado Springs School District 11 (D-11) and the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC).The new education lab is the latest addition to the Space Foundation Discovery Institute, which serves as the base location for the...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 13, 2011) -- To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first American in space, MOON SHOT: The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon Landing (e-riginal; Open Road Integrated Media; May 2, 2011) is being republished as an enhanced ebook, including embedded video and new, untold stories about America's adventures during the Apollo flights.The MOON SHOT e-book, which...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 10, 2011) -- The Space Foundation has updated its report providing an overview and comparison of the NASA budget. The report is among many services the Space Foundation provides to the Washington, D.C., community and others who are interested in and/or involved in space policy. This includes white papers, training sessions, forums, testimony and The Space...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 21, 2011) -- The Space Foundation is selling posters, postcards and art prints featuring six stunning Space Shuttle designs - and using the proceeds to fund STARS classroom-enrichment programs and teacher scholarships to Space Across the Curriculum courses.Beautiful Design, Great Price, Free Shipping The digital designs - created exclusively for the Space Foundation...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 17, 2011) -- The 27th National Space Symposium, which ended April 14, had the best participation, the most expansive exhibits and the greatest diversity of events in the Symposium's history. This year's events included almost 100 speakers, inspiring awards, the Boeing Exhibit Center's new Lower Level and outdoor Showroom, programs for New Generation young space...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 14, 2011) -- Yesterday, the Space Foundation presented its highest honor, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award, to Charles Elachi, Ph.D., director of the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and vice president of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif.The award was presented by William F. Ballhaus, Jr., Ph.D., chairman of the board of...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 13, 2011) -- In her role as moderator, NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, kicked off the Global Leaders: National Programs -- International Collaboration panel at the 27th National Space Symposium by outlining NASA's current status and approach to international cooperation. Citing the NASA vision "to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 13, 2011) -- National Space Symposium Featured Industry Speaker Wes Bush, Northrop Grumman chief executive officer & president, told the audience Tuesday that the space industry is at a crossroads, facing a multi-dimensional threat. First and foremost, he said, the industry is reaching the limits of customer fatigue for cost and schedule slippage. He quoted a...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 13, 2011) -- Despite 50 years of strength and our current position of technological leadership in space, Congressman C.A. "Dutch" Rupperserger (D-MD) said our space program is slipping.Speaking Tuesday at The 27th National Space Symposium, Ruppersberger said that, between policy and budgetary uncertainty, the future is unclear. He said we must address four areas to...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 13, 2011) -- Air Force Space Commander Gen. William Shelton, speaking today at the 27th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs discussed three factors that currently dominate defense thinking about space:First, reliance on space, especially in the defense arena, which he said had never been higher, citing GPS, weather, secure communications, missile warning,...



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