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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 3, 2013) - The Space Foundation has received a $15,000 capital funds grant from Denver-based Boettcher Foundation to be used to continue development of its Visitors Center.The grant will enable the Space Foundation to begin construction on the next phase of the Visitors Center, which opened to the public in October 2012, and which currently features two main areas...
COLORADO SPRINGS (Colo.) Dec. 28, 2012 -- As a New Year's gift - and to offer protection as the AdAmAn Club once again ascends Pikes Peak for New Year's Eve fireworks - the Space Foundation has given both the AdAmAn Club and El Paso Search and Rescue a dozen Survive Outdoors Longer (SOL) Emergency Bivvy protection shelters. The ultralight, ultra-warm SOL Emergency Bivvies, which are made of heat-...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 21, 2012) - The Space Foundation, an independent non-profit space advocacy organization, applauds yesterday's House of Representatives passage of the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes language that significantly modernizes space-related language provisions within the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) law, paving the way for the...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 13, 2012) - The Space Foundation announces its newest Space Certification Partner, PulseSwitch Systems, LC, of Norfolk, Va., which is recognized for its licensed product, a batteryless, wireless remote switch marketed under the name Lightning Switch®. The switch uses NASA-developed Thunder® technology to self-power a radio frequency transmitter, sending an ID-encoded...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 12, 2012) - The annual Space Warfighters Luncheon celebrates the men and women who serve in the military around the world and highlights the role space assets play in providing security and solutions for keeping troops safe, informed and effective. The luncheon will be held April 9, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., and is part of theSpace Foundation...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 10, 2012) - Two of the nation's most beloved space heroes, astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Sally K. Ride, Ph.D.,  will be honored next year with the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award, which will be presented at a special luncheon sponsored by The Boeing Company on April 10 at the 29th National Space Symposium at The Broadmoor Hotel in...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 6, 2012) - The Space Foundation announces that FireWatch America is now a Space Certification Program Partner and has been authorized to carry the Certified Space TechnologyTM seal.Earlier this year, FireWatch was inducted into prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame®, representing the first truly non-U.S. technology to be inducted.About FireWatchFireWatch ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 4, 2012) - In a report released today, the Space Foundation made a number of recommendations for strengthening the focus, oversight and funding of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and strengthening the U.S. civil space program.Among the major changes recommended in PIONEERING: Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Space, which was unveiled today in...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 3, 2012) - Actor Sigourney Weaver will be the featured speaker at the Space Technology Hall of Fame® dinner on April 11, 2013, at the 29th National Space Symposium, to be held at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.Presented annually by the Space Foundation, the Space Technology Hall of Fame® dinner honors extraordinary technologies originally developed for...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 29, 2012) - Teachers, inspire your students' imaginations with the wonders of space travel while giving them the opportunity to be part of the Space Foundation International Student Art Contest. This annual contest is open to students from around the world in PreK-12th grade (or the equivalent outside the U.S.). The deadline for entries is Jan. 18, 2013, and teachers...


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