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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 7, 2008) -- On May 6, the Space Foundation hosted an educational briefing for congressional staff in Washington, D.C., as part of the Foundation's ongoing efforts to raise awareness of, knowledge about, and support for space-related issues. The briefing focused on commercial satellite communications service providers and their interaction with the Department of...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 25, 2008) -- The Space Business Forum: New York is a one day conference conducted by the Space Foundation, focused exclusively on the needs of the New York investment, finance, and analyst communities. It will be held at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City on June 18, 2008. The Space Report 2008 revealed more than $250 billion in global space activity for...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 16, 2008) -- The Space Report 2008: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, released by the Space Foundation on April 8, revealed more than $251 billion in global space activity in 2007. This represents a single-year increase of 11 percent from 2006. The Space Report 2008 is a publication that thoroughly examines and analyzes the state of the space industry...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 12, 2008) -- The 24th National Space Symposium, the premier annual gathering of the global space community, came to a successful conclusion with featured remarks by noted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D., at the 20th Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner.  The capstone event of the symposium, the dinner honored three remarkable technologies with...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 8, 2008) -- The premier annual gathering of the global space industry, the 24th National Space Symposium, blasted off last night with a spectacular opening ceremony featuring award presentations and entertainment by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. The four-day program agenda features a vast array of special events, prominent speakers, pertinent panels, and innovative education...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 4, 2008) -- Ms. Anousheh Ansari, chief executive officer and co-founder, Prodea Systems, will serve as featured speaker during the the 6th annual Space Career Fair on April 10. The first female private space explorer, Ansari visited the International Space Station in 2006. Ansari will also speak at 9:30 am Thursday, April 10 at the 24th National Space Symposium...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 28, 2008) -- Noted space consultant and author, James Oberg, will be presenting “Cosmonauts and Cosmo-NOTs – the history of Soviet space photographic forgeries and the lessons for the future” in the Broadmoor Theater at the 24th National Space Symposium. This presentation is scheduled for 5:15pm Wednesday, April 9. The symposium brings together all sectors of space...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 26, 2008) -- The Opening Ceremony of the 24th National Space Symposium will feature entertainment by the jazz, blues, and swing group Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (BBVD). The Opening Ceremony, co-sponsored by Untied Space Alliance, which kicks off the premier annual gathering of the global space industry, also includes the presentation of several Space Foundation awards....
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 25, 2008) -- The Space Foundation announced that GBS/KWIK Company, manufacturer and distributor of Heatshield-R20 Radiant Barrier Paint Additive, is a new Certified Space Technology partner. Heatshield-R20 is a paint mix that acts as a protective, insulating barrier against heat transfer. The Space Certification program was created by the Space Foundation, in...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 24, 2008) -- The 24th National Space Symposium will see participation by several members of Congress including Senator Wane Allard, Congressman Mark Udall, and Congresswoman Heather Wilson.  Allard and Udall will both give featured speeches on Tuesday, April 8. All will be taking part in various symposium events. More than 7,500 registrants, guests, speakers,...



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