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04/14/2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 14, 2014) - A fact sheet issued by the Space Foundation details U.S. use of Russian-made rocket engines, addressing concerns of some policy makers and the public. This Space Foundation-created fact sheet provides such information as:which Russian rocket engines are in use within U.S. space launch programsthe heritage of the enginestechnical and performance...
04/02/2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 2, 2014) - For the second time in four years, the Space Foundation has been designated by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group as among the 50 Best Nonprofit Organizations to Work for in the United States. Previously listed in 2011, the Space Foundation now ranks 17th among similarly-sized organizations for 2014."I am very proud of our Space Foundation team...
03/04/2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 4, 2014) - The Space Foundation today offered its support for the Administration's FY15 budget proposal for NASA, calling the budget proposal a "balanced approach to sustaining key NASA programs and capabilities, while increasing emphasis on next generation capabilities -- within a budget constrained environment." "The president's proposal of $17.46 billion in...
01/21/2014
Washington, D.C. (Jan. 21, 2014) - The board of directors of the Space Foundation conducted its annual meeting today, electing the following officers and directors:Lon C. Levin, co-founder of XM Satellite Radio, and president of SkySevenVentures, was elected chairman of the boardADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN (Ret.), former commander, United States Strategic Command, and former president and chief...
10/29/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 29, 2013) - For its 30th year the Space Foundation's global space conference unveils a new name to reflect its expanding international reach. With "National" dropped from its name, the 30th Space Symposium will be held May 19-22, 2014, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., U.S.A.The Space Foundation is offering a Super Early Bird rate, with up to $500 in...
07/23/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 23, 2013) - Weather satellites are an essential component of U.S. weather monitoring and forecasting, saving lives and generating billions of dollars in benefits for the nation every year. The Space Foundation released a white paper today that provides an overview of U.S. weather satellite systems and their benefits, as well as a list of recommendations to help...
04/02/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 2, 2013) - The global space economy grew to $304.31 billion in commercial revenue and government budgets in 2012, reflecting growth of 6.7 percent from the 2011 total of $285.33 billion. Commercial activity - space products and services and commercial infrastructure - drove much of this increase. From 2007 through 2012, the total has grown by 37 percent.Commercial...
03/27/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 27, 2013) - The board of directors of the Space Foundation welcomes one new board member, and recognizes one board member retirement. New to the board is:Thomas E. Vice, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (pictured right)Retiring from the board is:David L. Taylor, president and chief executive officer, Ball Aerospace &...
03/19/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 19, 2013) - Now more than ever, cyber professionals need to meet and discuss crucial issues affecting the global cyber domain. The Honorable Patrick Meehan (R-PA), who serves as the subcommittee chairman of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies for the House Committee on Homeland Security, will be a featured speaker at the Space...
02/27/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2013) - The Inspiration Mars Foundation, an organization founded by private space traveler Dennis Tito, held a press conference today to detail plans for the first human mission to Mars in 2018.Speaking at the news conference, Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham (pictured, left) cited the plan as a powerful new platform that aligns...

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