News Briefs

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...
08/03/2012
Two Space Foundation projects, created in conjunction with Colorado Springs-based Crystal Peak Design, have been honored with 2012 Silver Summit Creative Awards. The winning designs are Introduction to Space Activities, a print and online brochure used to educate policymakers about the fundamentals of space and space policy, and a series of original designs commemorating each of the six Space...
08/03/2012
Colorado Springs, Colo. (Aug. 3, 2012) - The Space Foundation issued a comment on NASA's announcement that it has agreements with three private spaceflight companies for new commercial spaceships to launch American astronauts into space."The Space Foundation is pleased that the U.S. is moving to the next phase in regaining human spaceflight capability," said Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham. "...
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...
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...
05/11/2012
During the Space Foundation's 28th National Space Symposium last month in Colorado Springs, Colo., Symposium Keynote Speaker Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson sat down with Rocky Mountain PBS for two different interviews for the program Colorado State of Mind.In one interview, the well-known astrophysicist, director of New York's Hayden Planetarium, bestselling author and one of the space industry's...
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 28th National Space Symposium put the spotlight on the Colorado space industry with a special luncheon, co-sponsored by the Space Foundation, the Colorado Space Business Roundtable, the Colorado Space Coalition and the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, that featured remarks from The Honorable John W. Hickenlooper, governor of the State of Colorado, and Dr. George C....
04/19/2012
The special "issues luncheon" at the 28th National Space Symposium on April 19, co-sponsored by United Launch Alliance, concentrated on Acquisition Strategies for National Security and featured Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, USAF, commander, Space and Missile Systems Center. Following a welcome from Space Foundation Vice President - Washington Operations Brendan Curry, Pawlikowski talked...
04/19/2012
Gen. C. Robert Kehler, USAF, commander, United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), began his presentation at the 28th National Space Symposium by listing USSTRATCOM's top strategic imperatives: counter aggression, security of weapons of mass destruction, counter terrorism, cyberspace security, homeland defense and maintaining a nuclear deterrent.Kehler said that the United States'...

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