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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 13, 2009) -- The Space Foundation announced today two winners of the 2009 Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship: Jessica Kamalu, high school mathematics teacher at Ke Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Anuenue, Honolulu; and Rod Floro, sixth grade physical science teacher at Kamehameha Schools Middle School, Hawai’i Campus, Keaau.“For the first time since the inception of the Lucy Enos...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 8, 2009) -- The Space Foundation has released the following statement from Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham regarding the FY2010 NASA Budget Request:"The NASA budget proposal is disappointingly business-as-usual. Despite what appears to be an increase to the top line, the NASA budget continues a more-than-two-decade decline in real, inflation-...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 6, 2009) -- The Space Foundation has signed a contract with Omaha Public Schools (OPS) for delivery of two weeks of Space Discovery Institute programming, beginning June 1. This important new relationship has been made possible through grants to Omaha Public Schools by the Omaha-based Sherwood Foundation, by a NASA Nebraska Space Grant and EPSCoR, the Experimental...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 1, 2009) -- Three high-powered speakers have been added to the agenda for Space Business Forum: New York, presented by the Space Foundation in association with Toffler Associates on June 4 at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City.Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space Programs Gary E. Payton, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 1, 2009) -- The Space Foundation inducted three individuals and three organizations into the Space Technology Hall of Fame® last month for their roles in developing two technologies that originated with space exploration and have now had a positive impact on life on Earth. In addition, six individuals and three organizations received commendations from the Hall of...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 29, 2009) -- The space economy, even in turbulent economic times, is growing - primarily because the industry is expanding to include a wide variety of consumer products and services. Private space travel is already an almost $40 million business with the potential to increase that amount more than 10-fold in the near future.Two experts on the space travel business,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 23, 2009) -- The Space Foundation’s education outreach is taking its student PreK-2nd grade astronaut program to two Colorado schools on April 27, giving boys and girls an opportunity to meet former NASA astronaut and Colorado Springs resident Jim Reilly and to experience space science in action. The astronaut program will be presented at Preschool Partners, 9565...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 9, 2009) -- The Space Foundation's 25th National Space Symposium, held last week, has broken records in attendance, international involvement, exhibitor participation, and educational involvement, underscoring the fact that the space industry is maintaining a relatively strong position, even in a difficult economy. The premier gathering of the global space community...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 2, 2009) -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley will entertain questions from the media immediately following his remarks* at the 25th National Space Symposium on April 2. The briefing will be held at 4:45 p.m. in the Media Center on the second floor of Broadmoor Hall at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. It is open to registered media who are...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 30, 2009) -- Despite the tumultuous world economy, 2008 was a year of extraordinary events and economic growth for the space industry, according to The Space Report 2009: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity. 2008 was marked by a number of space firsts and by growth in overall worldwide revenues.Released by the Space Foundation at the 25th National Space...



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