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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 13, 2007) -- The Space Foundation is proud to recognize the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) Tracks Santa Program as a Certified Space Imagination Product. NORAD uses four high-tech systems to track Santa: radar, satellites, “Santa Cams,” and jet fighter aircraft.To track Santa, click on the “Track Santa With Norad” link on the Space Foundation’s home page...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 12, 2007) -- The Space Foundation's Washington, D.C., office hosted another successful Space Foundation Correspondents Group on December 11, 2007. Richard Garriott, a well-known video game designer who is scheduled to be the next private citizen to travel to the International Space Station (ISS), and Eric Anderson, president and chief executive officer of Space...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 4, 2007) -- The Space Foundation recently unveiled a daily, Web-based version of the Space Foundation Index. Updated each business day, shortly after the markets close, the online Space Foundation Index displays the performance of the index companies versus the NASDAQ and S&P 500 from its inception as well as in daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 28, 2007) -- The Space Foundation recently unveiled the official artwork for the 24th National Space Symposium. The piece, entitled “Amaranthine,” (ām'ə-rān'thĭn, -thīn'), which means unfading and everlasting illustrates the symposium’s theme, Our Expanding Universe. . . 50 Years of Space Exploration. The theme reflects our continued efforts and advancement...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 20, 2007) -- On November 20, 2007, the Space Foundation’s Washington D.C., office hosted another successful Space Foundation Correspondent’s Group (SFCG) breakfast. National Security Space Office (NSSO) Director Joe Rouge was the featured speaker, addressing a group of reporters representing national, trade, and wire services. The NSSO facilitates the...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.(Nov. 19, 2007) -- The Space Foundation, in conjunction with Air Force Space Command and with the support of Analytical Graphics, Inc., recently conducted four Xplore Space programs in the Colorado Springs area. The Xplore Space program brings military and aerospace professionals into the classroom to show students practical applications of science, technology,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 8, 2007) -- The Space Foundation recently brought the excitement and wonder of space to students, teachers, and business leaders in Fairbanks, Alaska. At the invitation and with the support of the Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation, Space Foundation representatives and two astronauts touched more than 1700 students from pre-school through college, more...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 10, 2007) -- The Space Foundation released The Space Report 2007, revealing that in 2006 the global space industry grew to nearly $220 billion in total revenues. The Space Report 2007 contains global space industry budgets and revenue data for calendar year 2006 and, along with the updated Space Foundation Index, demonstrates dramatic growth in the space economy...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 27, 2007) -- The Space Foundation’s Washington, D.C. office hosted its first Space Foundation Correspondent’s Group on September 27, 2007, with NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale as the featured guest.  Washington D.C. based reporters from media outlets including large national newspapers, newswires, and trade press participated in this inaugural event....
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.(Sep. 20, 2007) -- The status and evolution of the concept of operationally responsive space (ORS) will be the focus of a panel at Strategic Space and Defense 2007.  “ORS – The Evolution of a Capability,” will discuss the impact of recent developments such as the establishment of an ORS office as well as the definition of this often debated subject. Presented by the...



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