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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 5, 2008) -- The top leaders of United States Strategic Command will participate in Strategic Space and Defense 2008. Confirmed speakers include Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, USAF, commander, United States Strategic Command; Vice Adm. Carl V. Mauney, USN, deputy commander, United States Strategic Command; Maj. Gen. Carroll F. Pollett, USA, chief of staff, United States...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 30, 2008) --  On July 28, the Space Foundation, Lockheed Martin, and SpaceClass announced the launch of a strategic online education collaboration called Orion's Path.  Orion is one of NASA's Constellation Program vehicles that will carry astronauts to the International Space Station, the moon, and Mars. Orion's Path is an interactive, online, Web-based...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 23, 2008) -- Space Discovery Institute classes began this week in Charles County, Md. Working with the Charles County Board of Education, the Space Foundation is teaching courses on "Astronomy Principles for the Classroom," "Rocketry and the Biology of Living in Space," "Biological and Physical Research," and "Earth Systems Science" from July 21 - August 1. These...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 18, 2008) -- The Space Discovery Institute is going strong. Teachers from across the country have gathered in Colorado Springs to gain hands on lessons in space science to take back to their classrooms. Starting July 7, during “Astronomy Principles for the Classroom: Kinesthetic Astronomy”, educators studied the motions of the heavens, astronomical research tools,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 2, 2008) -- Last week’s Space Foundation Space Discovery Institute class “Biology and Physical Research” allowed educators to explore immunology, brain research, cardiovascular, and skeletal impacts by delving into the effects of space on the human body. Class activities included Barany “spatial disorientation” chair use, microgravity experiments, and specialized...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 25, 2008) -- Last week teachers from across the country gathered for the first week of the Space Discovery Institute courses, “Rocketry and the Biology of Living in Space: Living Aboard the International Space Station.” The course focused on topics including space law, history of space stations, and the complexities involved in building, maintaining, and living on...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 20, 2008) -- The Space Foundation recently participated in the 51st Session of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS). Steve Eisenhart, Space Foundation senior vice president, strategic communications, served as a private sector advisor to the U.S. delegation at the session in Vienna, Austria, from June 11-20. The Space Foundation...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 17, 2008) -- The inaugural Space Business Forum: New York will take place June 18, at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City. Designed for Wall Street analysts, investment bankers, institutional advisors, and high-risk insurers Space Business Forum New York will enable meaningful dialogue with industry leaders about aerospace financing and investment...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 16, 2008) -- George C. Nield, Ph.D., associate administrator, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Space Business Forum: New York.  His presentation will take place at 3:30 p.m. on June 18.   The inaugural Space Business Forum: New York is designed for Wall Street analysts,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 11, 2008) -- Mr. Stephen Attenborough, commercial director, Virgin Galactic will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Space Business Forum: New York.  Attenborough will address Virgin Galactic’s commercial space activities.  His presentation, entitled "Virgin Galactic - The Commercial Story,” will take place at 3:30 p.m. on June 18.   The inaugural...



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