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Editorial, from the August Issue of Space Watch:Why spend money on space in a tough economy?We hear that question all the time. And, we understand that every spending decision, whether it be by a government, a corporation, or an individual, should be carefully considered regardless of the state of the economy.At the Space Foundation, we believe there are many, many...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 26, 2010) -- On July 22, the Space Foundation and the Global Technology Institute held a discussion on the recently released U.S. Space Policy featuring keynote speaker Peter Marquez, director of space policy for the National Security Council. Marquez, who is responsible for development and oversight of the President's space policies, said the administration is...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 22, 2010) -- The fascinating geology of the Colorado Springs region serves as an ideal field lab for this week's Space Across the Curriculum class, "Earth Systems Science: Our Earth Revealed." Classroom work at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute is combined with field trips to nearby Manitou Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak, and to Garden of the Gods,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 22, 2010) -- Teachers from Charles County (Md.) Public Schools are learning the principles of rocketry, as well as how to incorporate it across their curriculum, in this week's Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum class, "Rocketry: Space History and the Future of Space Flight."The 23 teachers in the class are using rockets made from household materials to...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 21, 2010) -- The Space Foundation is providing professional development to teachers in Charles County, Md., with three weeks of Space Across the Curriculum courses.This week, educators in the "Lunar/Mars Exploration and Base Construction" course are learning to incorporate science concepts and standards into one comprehensive classroom project....
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 20, 2010) -- The Space Foundation is now seeking nominations for induction into the prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame® in 2011.The program honors innovations by organizations and individuals who transform space technology into commercial products that improve life on Earth. Nomination information, including online and downloadable nomination forms, is...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 20, 2010) -- Today marks the 41st anniversary of one of humankind's greatest achievements.On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first two humans to set foot on the Moon while mission pilot Michael Collins waited to take them back home. When we celebrated the 40th anniversary last year, we asked Space Foundation fans and...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 16, 2010) -- "Wow..."There really is a larger universe out there and bigger things than just what we focus on day-to-day. You really sparked my interest and imagination. Thanks for doing this."That's a comment from one of the attendees of a Space Foundation breakfast held yesterday in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Ronald Greeley and Dr. Robert Pappalardo, who are both...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 14, 2010) -- The United States' ever-increasing dependence on space and cyber capabilities in a highly "contested environment" was the main topic of discussion when Dr. James Miller, principal deputy under secretary of defense for policy, spoke to industry and government space leaders at a Space Power Lecture Breakfast this morning on Capitol Hill. The event was...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 14, 2010) -- Thanks to a multi-million dollar donation from Analytical Graphics, Inc., (AGI), teachers in this week's Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum class were among the first to use the new AGI Space Missions Simulator at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs, Colo.AGI, headquartered in Exton, Pa., donated software,...



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