News Briefs

08/23/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 23, 2010) -- The new U.S. national space policy, released in June 2010, contains significant changes from the previous policy, released in 2006. One example is an expanded list of the ways in which the United States intends to engage in international cooperation on space-related projects, reflecting the increase in the number of countries that are developing or...
06/07/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 7, 2010) -- Space Foundation Senior Vice President Steve Eisenhart spent the past week in China participating in a number of significant space events. While in Beijing, he participated in the Global Lunar Conference sponsored by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and the Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA).The conference featured a series of plenary...
05/05/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 5, 2010) -- A series of photo galleries now posted on the National Space Symposium website capture the highlights of this year's premier gathering of the global space community. From the drama of the opening ceremony to the excitement of Leonard Nimoy's comments at the closing Space Technology Hall of Fame® Dinner, the best of the...
04/28/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 28, 2010) -- The ongoing relationship between the Space Foundation and the Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) was cemented during the 26th National Space Symposium with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU), establishing a "mutually beneficial relationship" between the two organizations.The MOU signing resulted from nearly a year of interaction...
02/11/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 11, 2010) -- As the premier gathering of the global space community, the 26th National Space Symposium will offer viewpoints on the “state of space” from space leaders from around the world. More than 8,000 people are expected to attend this year’s Symposium, being held April 12-15 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.On April 13, Paul Weissenberg, Ph.D...
11/20/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 20, 2009) -- Marty Hauser, Space Foundation vice president for Washington operations, Research and Analysis, represented the organization at a Congressional hearing this week, hosted by the House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics. Hauser (pictured) warned that the U.S. is rapidly losing a...
11/18/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 19, 2009) -- A Space Foundation white paper on the benefits of space technology in developing countries was well received on Capitol Hill this week. Titled Space Applications for International Development, the paper recommends that governments in developing nations consider investing in affordable ground technology to provide satellite communication access in rural...
11/03/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 4, 2009) -- OMAHA, Neb. (Nov.4, 2009) - Two panels of international space leaders spoke at the Strategic Space Symposium yesterday afternoon. Although the candid descriptions of their nations' space programs underscored significant differences, the panelists all shared a desire for increased collaboration and cooperation."Space is global, it is expensive, and it is...
10/19/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 19, 2009) -- In an article published Oct. 16 in AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY, reporters Frank Morring, Jr., and Bradley Perrett outline China's planned lunar program. Covering Chinese involvement in last week's International Astronautical Congress (IAC), the story also draws on Morring's experience as a member of last month's Space Foundation delegation...
10/13/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 13, 2009) -- AVIATION WEEK has published a detailed account of the historic Space Foundation delegation visit to China's manned spaceflight facilities and its meetings with leaders of China's human spaceflight program. An article by delegation member Frank Morring, Jr., published Oct. 9 in AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY gives a rare look at China's...

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