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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 10, 2009) -- The Space Foundation and Colorado Springs School District 11 (D-11) will open the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy, named in honor of former astronaut and Colorado native John L. "Jack" Swigert, this fall in Colorado Springs. The school will have a space-related curriculum designed to drive proficiency in science, technology,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 8, 2009) -- The Space Foundation is now offerings more master’s degree programs through our partnership with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS). Four master’s degrees, tailored to educators who would like to pursue an advanced degree in a science-related field, are now being offered to elementary, middle, and high school teachers through the Space...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 23, 2009) -- The Space Foundation welcomes the nominations of Major General Charles Bolden, USMC (retired), and Lori Garver to serve as NASA Administrator and Deputy Administrator, respectively."By announcing nominations for both Administrator and Deputy Administrator, the White House has demonstrated that it appreciates the importance of both of these key...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 22, 2009) -- The Space Foundation in association with Toffler Associates, is sponsoring Space Business Forum: New York is June 4 at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City. The Forum will provide financial analysts, investment bankers, institutional advisors, venture capitalists, insurers, and others from the financial community with the opportunity to engage in...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 7, 2009) -- Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham released the following statement today regarding NASA's  FY2010 NASA Budget Request:"The NASA budget proposal is disappointingly business-as-usual. Despite what appears to be an increase to the top line, the NASA budget continues a more-than-two-decade decline in real, inflation-adjusted dollars...
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...



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