News Briefs

03/01/2014
The Space Foundation congratulates Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA on the successful launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Earth observation mission from pad 1 at the Tanegashima Space Center, Thursday, Feb. 27 (U.S. time), Tanegashima, Japan.Launched upon a Japanese H-IIA rocket carrying the NASA- JAXA Global GPM Core Observatory, GPM, will help advance our...
01/07/2014
This week, the Space Foundation welcomed to its world headquarters in Colorado Springs, Maj. Gen. Jay H. Lindell, USAF (Ret.), Aerospace and Defense Industry Champion at Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.In November 2013, Gov. Hickenlooper announced that Lindell would be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the state's aerospace strategic plan, and...
04/24/2013
Important news for attendees of the Space Foundation's 30th Space Symposium - in 2014, the Space Symposium will be held a month later than its usual April slot, and is scheduled for May 19-22, 2014, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA.The date change is due to renovation and construction at The Broadmoor. 
04/12/2013
The 29th National Space Symposium concluded Thursday night with the gala Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner® and the Reception in Celebration of the New Generation Space Leaders.The event proved a successful accomplishment in a challenging year with 9,000 total participants from more than 30 nations. Among the participants were:Approximately 160 exhibitors, including 33 that...
04/11/2013
 The Space Foundation honored two 2013 Space Technology Hall of Fame® inductees at the 29th National Space Symposium with three special events:The Space Technology Hall of Fame Private Induction Ceremony, co-sponsored by Intelsat (pictured, left)The Space Technology Hall of Fame Cocktail Reception, co-sponsored by InmarsatThe Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner, co-sponsored...
04/11/2013
The Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center and Pavilion was truly an international gathering at the 29th National Space Symposium. Almost 160 exhibitors in the two large halls represented 11 countries, including Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States,  in displaying the latest in space technology,...
04/11/2013
Both education programs and programs desiged to aid young space professionals in advancing their careers are an important part of the Space Symposium. Space Career Day, held on April 11, combined the two objectives in one event. With almost 100 participants, including students from Space Grant Universities in four states and transitioning military, the full-day event provided exposure to...
04/11/2013
The Teacher Liaison Workshop, which is an annual feature of the Space Symposium, took a different twist this year when attending Teacher Liaisons traveled to the Space Foundation's world headquarters in Colorado Springs for their educational sessions. Seventy-five teachers from 13 states participated in the program, which included:Breakfast and photos with NASA Astronauts Dr. Leroy...
04/11/2013
One of the most intriguing panel discussions at the 29th National Space Symposium was conducted by members of the Inspiration Mars Foundation, discussing plans for a manned Mars mission in 2018. Comments included responses to questions from the audience. Key issues addressed included building a robust life support system for the mission and creating a feasible launch and landing...
04/11/2013
GenCorp President and Chief Executive Officer Scott J. Seymour spoke to the 29th National Space Symposium audience on April 11, beginning his speech by reflecting on why the Space Symposium attendees have chosen space as their passion. He said that a primary reason is "harnessing space to protect the freedoms we cherish ... ensuring those freedoms for future generations and...

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