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12/23/2012
UPDATE: The Space Foundation applauds passage of the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes language that significantly modernizes space-related provisions within the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) law, paving the way for the United States to become more competitive in the global space arena."For years, we have watched the U.S. lose ground against global...
12/19/2012
The Space Foundation applauds today's inclusion within the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act of language that significantly modernizes space-related provisions within the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) law. The Space Foundation believes these important changes can pave the way for the United States to regain lost ground and become more competitive in the global space...
08/31/2012
Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham participated in a panel discussion about the future of space on The World Today, Australia's leading afternoon radio current affairs radio program on Thursday, Aug. 30.Broadcast across Australia by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), The World Today can also be heard internationally on the Internet or via...
08/22/2012
The Space Foundation partnered with the Secure World Foundation on Aug. 21 to host a lunch briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss international initiatives aimed at outer space security and sustainability.The briefing was conducted by a panel featuring:Sam Black, director of policy, Satellite Industry Association (SIA)Peter Marquez, vice president of strategy and planning, Orbital, and former White...
07/27/2012
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs the Honorable Madelyn Creedon, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration Kevin Wolf and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) spoke about the status of export control reform at a Space Foundation-sponsored briefing breakfast on July 24. The audience comprised congressional staff from both the Senate and the House, industry...
07/03/2012
Space Foundation Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight Dr. Leroy Chiao is among 34 astronauts who were awarded the Russian Medal of Merit for Space Exploration at a ceremony on June 29 at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Jr., and JSC Director Mike Coats participated in the event.Presented by Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak, the medal was...
06/22/2012
Two Space Foundation designs, produced by Colorado Springs-based Crystal Peak Design, received 2012 Communicator Awards from the International Academy of the Visual Arts, which is dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.Selected from among thousands of entries from around the world, Space Foundation materials were honored in two categories...
04/23/2012
Last week's 28th National Space Symposium and the companion Cyber 1.2 event, held April 16-19 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., was a big hit with attendees, exhibitors and the media. Highlights included:The largest number of exhibitors ever filling up both the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center and the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center Pavilion - more than 165 exhibitors,...
04/19/2012
The United Nations' Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), an organization of university students and young professionals from around the world engaged in space policy, participated in the 28th National Space Symposium in a big way, beginning with the inaugural Space Generation Fusion Forum. Held April 15-16 at The Broadmoor Hotel, site of the National Space Symposium, Fusion Forum...
04/19/2012
Moderator Dr. Dumitru Dorin Prunariu, chairman, UNCOPUOS, set the stage for the discussion by saying that international cooperation and collaboration are imperative given the current crowded state of outer space. Panelists made the following comments:Dr. Chummer Farina, vice president, Canadian Space Agency: Canada's investment in space is a matter of necessity, which is...

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