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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 10, 2006) -- The Space Foundation applauded the successful insertion today of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft into orbit around the Red Planet. The Foundation hailed the accomplishments of the entire MRO team on completing a crucial next step in our exploration of the solar system. The MRO spacecraft will examine Mars from orbit in unmatched detail...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 9, 2006) -- The National Space Symposium is the premier forum for discussion about all sectors of the space industry. This year's event continues to broaden the dialogue with a focus on mobile satellite technology and communication. The Next Wave Mobile Satellite Broadband in the Palm of your Hand panel session will commence Thursday, April 6 at 8:30 a.m. The 22nd...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 8, 2006) -- The Space Foundation today announced that the iRobot PackBot Tactical Mobile Robot and Novariant AutoFarm RTK AutoSteer are the 2006 inductees into the prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame. The innovative individuals and organizations who adapted these technologies will be recognized April 6 at a private induction ceremony and at the Space Technology...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 7, 2006) -- The Space Foundation announced today that Kathy R. Brandon is the 2006 recipient of the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. The award, given by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Space Foundation will be presented Monday, April 3 in Colorado Springs during the Opening...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 6, 2006) -- Building Value in Space Companies The View from Wall Street will be a featured panel session at the 22nd National Space Symposium. The panel will present space professionals with a financial and analytical view of the space industry. Ms. Heidi Wood, managing director for Morgan Stanley and a member of the Space Foundation’s board of directors, will...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 3, 2006) -- The Space Foundation announced today that KACO Solar's Blue Planet series of Grid-Tie Photovoltaic Inverters are officially recognized as a Certified Space Technology (tm). Photovoltaic (PV) systems convert light energy into electrical energy and have been tied to the space program for decades. The Hubble Space Telescope and nearly all communication...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 3, 2006) -- The Space Foundation announced today that actor, director, and producer Tom Hanks is the 2006 recipient of the Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions toward increasing public awareness of and support for the exploration and development of space. Hanks will be honored Monday, April 3 in Colorado Springs...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 2, 2006) -- Advance registration for the 22nd National Space Symposium allows conference attendees to save up to $200. Participants of this year’s event have the opportunity to interact with leaders in civil, commercial, and national security space. The National Space Symposium, coordinated by the Space Foundation, is the premier annual space industry conference and...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 1, 2006) -- Today the Space Foundation released an analytical publication, The Case for Space Exploration: Failure is Not an Option, in an event on Capitol Hill. United States Representatives The Honorable Ken Calvert (R-CA) and The Honorable Mark Udall (D-CO) were honorary hosts. A product of the Space Foundation’s Research & Analysis enterprise, The Case for...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2006) -- College students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business administration; transitioning military; and entry-level aerospace personnel are invited to attend the fourth annual Space Career Fair in Colorado Springs. The event, hosted by the Space Foundation at the 22nd National Space Symposium, provides unique access to premier space...



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