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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 15, 2010) -- A corporate donation is the first step in establishing a new lab at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs. The donation, referred to as the "Honeywell Mars Robotic Experience," provides robots for a future simulated Martian terrain mission laboratory incorporating student-designed-and-built robots."The idea behind this lab is to...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 10, 2010) -- The increasing globalization and commercialization of space coupled with dramatic changes in U.S. space policy have created a dynamic and sometimes challenging environment for space businesses. The chief executive officers of four major space companies will address the environment, the issues and the future at the Space Foundation's 27th National Space...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 3, 2010) -- Today the Space Foundation issued a comprehensive run-down of election results showing all the members of Congress who have a space-related constituency and/or sit on a committee that has some jurisdiction on space policy. Prepared by the Research and Analysis branch of the Space Foundation based in Washington, D.C., this is a follow-up to a pre-election...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 2, 2010) -- As the Space Foundation's highest honor, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award is presented annually to only the most distinguished life-long achievers and role models in the space community. In 2011 the honor will go to Charles Elachi, Ph.D., director of the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and vice president of the California Institute of...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 28, 2010) -- National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Director Gen. Bruce A. Carlson, USAF (Retired), will be a featured speaker at the 27th National Space Symposium, which will be held April 11-14 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.Presented by the Space Foundation, the 27th National Space Symposium brings together all sectors of space to highlight...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 27, 2010) -- An informal survey conducted this year by the Space Foundation has revealed that a wide variety of people - real and fictional - inspire us as space heroes. Astronauts get most of the spotlight and, even with the extraordinary space activity we've seen at the International Space Station (ISS) and in the Space Shuttle program, the astronauts we remember...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 21, 2010) -- Wes Bush, chief executive officer and president of Northrop Grumman Corporation, will provide a space industry perspective as a featured speaker at the Space Foundation's 27th National Space Symposium. He joins a slate of speakers that includes leaders from military, intelligence, civil, commercial and academic space organizations from around the world....
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 20, 2010) -- The Space Foundation is demonstrating how astronauts conduct experiments on the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle Oct. 23-24 at the inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. Using gloveboxes similar to the ones used in space to prevent experiments from floating away and to keep scientists and astronauts safe,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 11, 2010) -- The nation's premier political satirist will be speaking at the nation's premier gathering of space professionals when he headlines the annual Space Technology Hall of Fame® dinner on April 14, 2011, at the 27th National Space Symposium at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.Presented annually by the Space Foundation as the final major event...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 7, 2010) -- During its 30 years of service, the Space Shuttle changed almost everything we know about human space flight: it spawned countless discoveries that have improved both space travel and everyday life on Earth, it facilitated ground-breaking research, it made "routine space flight" possible and it created thousands of new space heroes - on the ground and on...



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