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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 12, 2005) -- The Space Foundation today praised the successful launch of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as an important step in the Vision for Space Exploration. The Space Foundation congratulates NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Lockheed Martin Space Systems, and the entire MRO team on an out of this world...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.(Aug. 9, 2005) -- The Space Foundation today offered congratulations to Space Shuttle Discovery's crew, NASA, and the entire shuttle team on a successful launch, mission, and landing. Commander Eileen Collins, Pilot James Kelly, and Mission Specialists Soichi Noguchi, Stephen Robinson, Andrew Thomas, Wendy Lawrence, and Charles Camarda returned safely to Earth early this...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 29, 2005) -- The Space Foundation announced today that it has approved RockSim, model rocket design and simulation software from Apogee Components, as a Certified Space Educational Product. This certification indicates to educators and parents that RockSim can be used to stimulate and encourage a student's interest in and knowledge about space. "RockSim is an...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 20, 2005) -- Demonstrating its commitment to education, teachers, and future generations, The Boeing Company has fully sponsored one of the Space Foundation's Summer Institute programs. Boeing supported 40 teachers who participated in `Space Technologies in the Classroom,` in which they learned about the use and applications of satellites and the function of the...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 7, 2005) -- The Space Foundation announced today that the Microbial Check Valve(R)(MCV) technology from Water Security Corporation is officially recognized as a Certified Space Technology. This water purification technology was developed for NASA and has been used on all U.S. manned Space Shuttle missions. Water Security Corporation developed the MCV technology to...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 4, 2005) -- The Space Foundation applauds NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and the entire Deep Impact team on its success today. In the early hours of July 4 Eastern Daylight Time, the Deep Impact spacecraft successfully collided with the comet Tempel 1. "It's another big 'hit' for NASA," said Elliot G. Pulham, Space Foundation president and chief executive...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 24, 2005) -- Nominations are due July 1 for the 2006 Space Technology Hall of Fame. Individuals and organizations may nominate commercial products, services, and technologies originally developed for the space program and now transformed for use on Earth. An esteemed panel of judges reviews the submissions and recommends technologies, their innovators, and innovating...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 15, 2005) -- The Space Foundation announced today that Col James `Jay` DeFrank, Ph.D., USAF (Retired), will assume the position of executive director, Research & Analysis, effective July 18. DeFrank will lead the Space Foundation's new Research & Analysis enterprise, operating from the Foundation's Washington, D.C., offices. Culminating a more than two-year...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 14, 2005) -- The Space Foundation announced today the selection of Jasmine I. Amoguis as the 2005 winner of the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship for Teachers. As the 2005 scholarship recipient, Amoguis will receive a travel allowance, meal and lodging expenses, and full tuition to one of the Space Foundation's Summer Institute programs. Amoguis, who lives in Kailua-...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.(Jun. 7, 2005) -- Space Foundation officials announced that registration is now available online for Florida Space 2005. Florida space professionals and those with interests in Florida will gather in November at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for the inaugural conference, which is expected to become the leading event serving the Florida space community and economy...



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