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02/06/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 6, 2013) - The Space Foundation will present its 2013 Space Achievement Award to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for its use of space-based systems in making life-saving predictions and issuing early warnings of calamitous weather conditions."While most people recognize the value of weather predictions, many don't realize how NOAA uses...
02/04/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 4, 2013) - Gen. C. Robert Kehler, USAF, commander, U.S. Strategic Command, is this year's featured speaker at the 29th National Space Symposium Corporate Partnership Dinner, co-sponsored by Raytheon. The dinner will be held April 9 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.A key event at the annual Space Symposium, the Corporate Partnership Dinner...
01/31/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 31, 2013) - The Space Foundation has promoted Art Ratkewicz to vice president - operations, from his previous position as senior director - operations, effective immediately.His new responsibilities include facilities administration for all Space Foundation locations, including its world headquarters and Space Foundation Visitors Center in Colorado Springs. He also...
01/30/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 30, 2013) - NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr., will return to the Space Foundation's annual Space Symposium in 2013 to discuss challenges and opportunities facing his agency's future.This year's 29th National Space Symposium is expected to attract 9,000 participants to The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, April 8-11. The Space Symposium is known for its...
01/29/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 28, 2013) - Two Audience with an Astronaut programs featuring former NASA Astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao will be held in Fairbanks, Alaska, in February. Co-sponsored by the Colorado-based Space Foundation and the local Noel Wien Library, the programs will feature Chiao talking about his experiences as a Space Shuttle astronaut and as a resident of the International Space...
01/28/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 28, 2013) - The Space Foundation has selected 20 outstanding educators from 13 states for its 2013 flight of Teacher Liaisons. The teachers were chosen for their active promotion of space and science education. The new Teacher Liaisons will serve as advocates for space-themed education, and will use Space Foundation-provided training and resources to further...
01/25/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 25, 2013) - The Space Foundation's annual Space Symposium is noted for its spectacular opening ceremony and high energy musical performances. The 2013 opening ceremony, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, will live up to that reputation with a performance by the Grammy nominated band Smash Mouth.The opening ceremony on April 8 kicks off the 29th National Space Symposium...
01/24/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 24, 2013) - The Space Foundation welcomes a new director - development, Linda Garrison, CFRE, who brings more than 20 years of nonprofit experience in management, board development, fundraising, public relations and prospect research.Garrison's goals include generating philanthropic donations supporting the entire Space Foundation enterprise, with a special focus on...
01/18/2013
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2013) - The board of directors of the Space Foundation held its annual meeting today, officially welcoming two new board members and recognizing one board member retirement.The board of directors elected two new members to three-year terms:Wanda M. Austin, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, The Aerospace Corporation Ronald M. Sega, Ph.D., vice president...
01/14/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 14, 2013) - The mission that had the nation holding its breath as it tested an ingenious, but never-before-used landing technique, and continues to amaze with new discoveries about Mars has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Space Foundation's John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration."We are recognizing the NASA Mars Science Laboratory Mission...

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