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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...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 22, 2009) -- Become a space expert: get your copy of The Space Report 2009: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity today! See an overview at Space Foundation has been publishing The Space Report since 2006. This year's version has 20 additional pages and new features two new financial indexes to help gauge...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 18, 2009) -- The Space Foundation and Colorado Springs School District 11 (D-11) signed the formal agreement on June 18 to create the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in the former Emerson Middle School in Colorado Springs. The new school will open this fall with a space-related curriculum designed to drive proficiency in science, technology, engineering,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 18, 2009) -- Teachers participating in this week's Space Foundation Space Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs, Colo., are learning how to teach a broad range of subjects using space-related curriculum. One of Wednesday's exercises challenged participants to create spacesuits suited for specific environments ranging from Mercury to Pluto to the moons of Saturn....
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 16, 2009) -- Become a space expert: get your copy of The Space Report 2009: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity today!The definitive overview of the global space industry and a valuable resource for government and business leaders, educators, financial analysts, students, and space-related businesses, The Space Report 2009 can be purchased at www....



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