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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 6, 2009) -- Space situational awareness (SSA) was a recurring theme at the Space Foundation Correspondents Group (SFCG) meeting May 6 in Washington, D.C.Speaking with about a dozen reporters, General C. Robert Kehler, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command, said that the United States is working to update its Cold War-era SSA system, a need made more urgent by the...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 30, 2009) -- Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham was awarded the U.S. Air Force Distinguished Public Service Award by Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley and U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton A. Schwartz last night at special ceremonies at Bolling Air Force Base, in Washington, D.C. The presentation took place at a dinner...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 28, 2009) -- On Monday, April 27, the Space Foundation took one of its PreK- 2nd grade astronaut programs to two Colorado Springs schools, giving students the opportunity to meet former NASA astronaut and Colorado Springs resident Dr. Jim Reilly and to experience space science in action. More than 100 pre-school students at Preschool Partners and more than 200 K-2nd...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 24, 2009) -- Students from the University of Hawaii at Hilo's space studies seminar program enjoyed a wide-ranging lecture and question-and-answer session about the global space industry April 23 with Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Holokauahi Pulham - himself a native of the "Big Island" of Hawai'i who attended UH Hilo as a college freshman.Linked...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 24, 2009) -- More than 68 percent of the $257 billion in 2008 global space activity was driven by commercial ventures including GPS technology, satellite radio, telecommunications and direct-to-home television. Last year's overall industry growth rate was approximately 2.5 percent, but consumer sectors were much more robust - some growing as much as 31 percent. The...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 21, 2009) -- Register by May 15 for Space Business Forum: New York to save $200 and receive a special advance electronic version of The Space Report 2009: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity.Created for Wall Street analysts, investment bankers, institutional advisors, and high-risk insurers, Space Business Forum: New York will be held on...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 17, 2009) -- Registration is open for the Space Foundation's Space Business Forum: New York on Thursday, June 4, 2009, at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City. Created for Wall Street analysts, investment bankers, institutional advisors, and high-risk insurers, the Forum provides a meaningful exchange with industry leaders about aerospace and defense financing...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 14, 2009) -- The Space Report 2009: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity has revealed that worldwide space revenues grew nearly 2.5 percent in 2008, rising to $257 billion. This is one of many fascinating facts revealed in the publication -- the definitive overview of the global space industry and a valuable resource for government and business leaders,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 5, 2009) -- The 25th National Space Symposium was a success by every conceivable measure: record-breaking attendance of almost 8,000; the largest and most diverse exhibits ever; meaty and intriguing programs; inspiring and informative speakers; innovative educational programs; and highly productive networking. From the magnificent performance of the Colorado...
In a relationship facilitated by the Space Foundation, TransTech Corporation is now using the petroleum remediation product (PRP) technology developed by Universal Remediation, Inc., to clean up potential spills of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) associated with testing transformers for PCB content.PRP technology is officially recognized by the Space Foundation as a Certified Space Technology...



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