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Space Foundation Holds NRO Briefing for Congressional Staffers

Because much of U.S. activity in space is decided by officials in Washington, D.C., the Space Foundation has a dedicated office in our nation's capital. In Washington, the Space Foundation serves as a trusted source of information and promotes the message that space and investment in space capabilities benefits all peoples, and that America must remain a leader in space.

On July 11, the Space Foundation held a briefing in Washington, D.C., for Congressional staffers about recently declassified National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) programs which resulted in technologies and techniques being developed that were able to be applied and utilized in America's civilian space efforts.

Main presenters were:

  • Robert A. McDonald, Ph.D., Director, Center for the Study of National Reconnaissance
  • James D. Outzen, Ph.D., Center for the Study of National Reconnaissance

Attendees also included representatives from Space Foundation Corporate Member companies and from the executive branch departments and agencies.

Learn more about the Space Foundation's office in Washington, D.C., here.

Pictured from left: Dr. McDonald and Dr. Outzen at the Space Foundation's NRO briefing

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