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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 9, 2010) -- On June 5, Space Foundation directors Guion S. Bluford, Jr., Ph.D., and Kathryn Thornton, Ph.D., along with Capt. Kenneth D. Bowersox, USN (Retired), and Capt. Frank L. Culbertson, Jr., USN (Retired), were inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® at a ceremony at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.Located in Titusville, Fla., the U.S....
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 7, 2010) -- Space Foundation Senior Vice President Steve Eisenhart spent the past week in China participating in a number of significant space events. While in Beijing, he participated in the Global Lunar Conference sponsored by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and the Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA).The conference featured a series of plenary...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 4, 2010) -- The Space Foundation congratulates SpaceX on today's successful test launch of the Falcon 9 rocket."This is an amazing accomplishment that signals a new era in space transportation," said Space Foundation Chief Executive Office Elliot Pulham. "We have long predicted that commercial space flight would take off; it is certainly exciting to watch SpaceX as...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 1, 2010) -- Kathy Thornton, Ph.D., a mission specialist during the first three-person spacewalk flight and a current member of the Space Foundation Board of Directors, and Guy Bluford Jr., Ph.D., the first African- American to fly in space and a Life Director of the Space Foundation, are among four former NASA astronauts being inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 24, 2010) -- Space Foundation education programs focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), helping to address serious gaps in U.S. science and math education and proficiency. Those efforts received a boost recently through a new partnership with Colorado State University - Pueblo.CSU - Pueblo Colorado State University - Pueblo and the Space...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 19, 2010) -- Sixth grade students at the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs are taking a hands-on approach to math by creating a half-scale outline of the International Space Station (ISS) on their school softball field. The 250 sixth grade math students are studying scale in class and calculated the dimensions needed to create a half-sized outline...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 14, 2010) -- A delegation of Space Foundation employees witnessed the May 14 launch of NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis as it headed for the International Space Station (ISS) on its final mission."I am speechless," said Media Specialist Carol Hively, upon watching her first launch. It was "absolutely amazing," according to Special Assistant Programs & Policy Kaye...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 5, 2010) -- A series of photo galleries now posted on the National Space Symposium website capture the highlights of this year's premier gathering of the global space community. From the drama of the opening ceremony to the excitement of Leonard Nimoy's comments at the closing Space Technology Hall of Fame® Dinner, the best of the...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 28, 2010) -- The ongoing relationship between the Space Foundation and the Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) was cemented during the 26th National Space Symposium with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU), establishing a "mutually beneficial relationship" between the two organizations.The MOU signing resulted from nearly a year of interaction...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 21, 2010) -- The 26th National Space Symposium, held last week at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., broke all attendance records - and, according to the buzz from attendees, was a success on all levels.The SES WORLD SKIES, USG Exhibit Center, which filled two massive halls, sold out months in advance. Both of the new events - Cyber 1.0 and the New...



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