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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 28, 2009) -- Dr. Peter Wegner, director of the Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., addressed an audience of 62 government and industry leaders and Congressional members and their staffs at a Space Power Lecture Breakfast today in Washington, D.C.The breakfast was jointly sponsored by the Space Foundation and the National...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 24, 2009) -- The Space Foundation’s Space Discovery Institute classes wrapped up this week in Colorado Springs with a last day rocket launch at Manitou Springs High School. The rocketry class spent the week studying aerodynamics and design and then applying what they learned to building model rockets. On Thursday they launched water rockets made from 2-liter soda...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 21, 2009) -- Three Space Foundation Space Discovery Institute classes paused briefly yesterday to celebrate the accomplishments of the Apollo 11 mission, which put the first man on the Moon 40 years ago yesterday. The events were part of the Space Foundation's recognition of the historic event, which also included posting of more than 200 recollections of the Moon...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 17, 2009) -- PHOTO BY CARRIE RUSSELLSpace “is the bedrock of America’s economic and strategic power,” but the U.S. government needs to improve the acquisition of space systems in order to maximize the benefits of space investment.This was part of the feedback Space Foundation Board member Patti Grace Smith gave to the House Committee on Science and Technology's...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 15, 2009) -- Since July 6, the Space Foundation has been posting recollections of the Apollo 11 mission with emphasis on where we were during the historic moon walk. The stories come from around the world, from average citizens, space enthusiasts, politicians, and aerospace leaders. To read them, day by day, click on the links below, then use your "back button" to...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 14, 2009) -- Jim Maser, president of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR), speaking this morning at a Space Foundation Correspondents Group breakfast in Washington, D.C., said that the U.S. needs a long-term vision for space to allow industry to better align human resources and research and development dollars with government plans. He said the unstable and...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 30, 2009) -- Teachers in the Space Foundation’s Space Discovery Institute have been studying a variety of subjects this summer including extremophile organisms, those that thrive in extreme conditions. Their study included field trips to Cave of the Winds and Fountain Creek, both in Manitou Springs, Colo.At Fountain Creek the 23 teachers conducted field experiments...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 29, 2009) -- A dozen participants from 10 different countries, including the Space Foundation’s Vice President – Education Iain Probert, have completed the first stage of the International Space University’s new Executive MBA program, which merges the specificities of a traditional MBA with space applications. The 18-month program includes both distance learning and...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 26, 2009) -- The Space Foundation and the Secure World Foundation co-hosted a standing-room-only policy briefing on space weapons earlier this week in Washington, D.C.The audience comprised primarily congressional staff, representing the House and the Senate at both an office and a committee level. Other attendees included representatives from a number of major...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 25, 2009) -- Teachers participating in the Space Foundation Space Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs, Colo., are learning about space science first-hand, including the effects of space travel on the human body.One exercise involves the Barany Chair, which simulates spatial disorientation by spinning the occupant. It was invented to train student pilots. The...


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