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07/25/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 26, 2011) -- On July 26, the Space Foundation co-hosted a luncheon with Charles County (Md.) Public Schools featuring guest speaker Chirag Parikh, Director of Space Policy for the White House National Security Council.The luncheon was held at North Point High School in Charles County and the more than 100 attendees included members of the Charles County Public...
06/21/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 21, 2011) -- The Space Foundation has produced a new, updated version of Introduction to Space Activities, which is now available on the Space Foundation website and as a downloadable PDF.This handy booklet is used to educate individuals who need a fundamental understanding of space terminology and activities.Introduction to Space Activities includes chapters...
05/19/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 19, 2011) -- On May 18, Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on the importance of a robust space program (the official topic of the hearing is THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF SPACE TO NATIONAL IMPERATIVES).The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation is the foremost...
05/18/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 18, 2011) -- Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham is in Washington, D.C., today testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on the importance of a robust space program (the official topic of the hearing is THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF SPACE TO NATIONAL IMPERATIVES).The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation...
05/09/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 10, 2011) -- The Space Foundation has updated its report providing an overview and comparison of the NASA budget. The report is among many services the Space Foundation provides to the Washington, D.C., community and others who are interested in and/or involved in space policy. This includes white papers, training sessions, forums, testimony and The Space...
04/13/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 13, 2011) -- Despite 50 years of strength and our current position of technological leadership in space, Congressman C.A. "Dutch" Rupperserger (D-MD) said our space program is slipping.Speaking Tuesday at The 27th National Space Symposium, Ruppersberger said that, between policy and budgetary uncertainty, the future is unclear. He said we must address four areas to...
02/02/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 2, 2011) -- Space policymakers and industry executives celebrated United States-Japan space cooperation at a reception Jan. 31 at the Washington, D.C., residence of the Ambassador of Japan to the United States, Ichiro Fujisaki. Sponsored by the Space Foundation, the Ambassador and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the event recognized the long and rich...
01/10/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 10, 2011) -- The Space Foundation is shocked and saddened by the events in Tucson this weekend and is hopeful that U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords will recover quickly and completely."Rep. Giffords is an extraordinary individual, an advocate for space and good friend of the Space Foundation," said Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham. "Our thoughts...
12/16/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 17, 2010) -- The Space Foundation has posted a document that highlights space-related provisions in the proposed Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 in the exact language from H.R. 6523, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011. To read or download a copy, click here.
12/08/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 9, 2010) -- The Space Foundation has prepared a report that provides an overview and comparison of NASA budget proposals. The first section compares funding levels provided by each. The analysis then looks in detail at similarities and differences within Exploration and Space Operations. Each successive update of this document adds or changes...

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