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05/07/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 7, 2009) -- Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham released the following statement today regarding NASA's  FY2010 NASA Budget Request:"The NASA budget proposal is disappointingly business-as-usual. Despite what appears to be an increase to the top line, the NASA budget continues a more-than-two-decade decline in real, inflation-adjusted dollars...
05/05/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 6, 2009) -- Space situational awareness (SSA) was a recurring theme at the Space Foundation Correspondents Group (SFCG) meeting May 6 in Washington, D.C.Speaking with about a dozen reporters, General C. Robert Kehler, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command, said that the United States is working to update its Cold War-era SSA system, a need made more urgent by the...
05/20/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 21, 2008) -- On May 21, the Space Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association hosted the second Congressional Space Power Caucus Breakfast of 2008 in Washington, D.C.  The breakfast featured a panel discussion about a national security space strategy. The panel was moderated by Dr. Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow, foreign policy, The...
05/06/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 7, 2008) -- On May 6, the Space Foundation hosted an educational briefing for congressional staff in Washington, D.C., as part of the Foundation's ongoing efforts to raise awareness of, knowledge about, and support for space-related issues. The briefing focused on commercial satellite communications service providers and their interaction with the Department of...
03/04/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 4, 2008) -- The Space Foundation and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), hosted a briefing in Washington, D.C., for congressional staff on space weather and its impacts.  Held on February 28, this briefing was part of the Foundation’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness of, knowledge about, and support for space-related issues.  It...
02/28/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 28, 2008) -- On February 27, the Space Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association hosted the first Congressional Space Power Caucus Breakfast of 2008 in Washington, D.C.  Gen. C. Robert Kehler, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command was the featured speaker.  Kehler spoke about the increased understanding about the importance of space to...
01/24/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 25, 2008) -- The Space Foundation’s Washington, D.C., office hosted a Space Foundation Correspondent’s Group (SFCG) meeting on January 24, 2008. Featured speaker Brig. Gen. C. Donald Alston, USAF, director, Space and Nuclear Operations, deputy chief of staff for Air, Space, and Information Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, addressed...
12/12/2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 12, 2007) -- The Space Foundation's Washington, D.C., office hosted another successful Space Foundation Correspondents Group on December 11, 2007. Richard Garriott, a well-known video game designer who is scheduled to be the next private citizen to travel to the International Space Station (ISS), and Eric Anderson, president and chief executive officer of Space...
11/20/2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 20, 2007) -- On November 20, 2007, the Space Foundation’s Washington D.C., office hosted another successful Space Foundation Correspondent’s Group (SFCG) breakfast. National Security Space Office (NSSO) Director Joe Rouge was the featured speaker, addressing a group of reporters representing national, trade, and wire services. The NSSO facilitates the...
09/27/2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 27, 2007) -- The Space Foundation’s Washington, D.C. office hosted its first Space Foundation Correspondent’s Group on September 27, 2007, with NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale as the featured guest.  Washington D.C. based reporters from media outlets including large national newspapers, newswires, and trade press participated in this inaugural event....

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