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02/26/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 26, 2013) - Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham will cite the Space Foundation's recent publication, PIONEERING: Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Space, when he testifies before the Subcommittee on Space Feb. 27 in Washington, D.C.The Subcommittee on Space, which is part of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, is reviewing The...
02/04/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 4, 2013) - Gen. C. Robert Kehler, USAF, commander, U.S. Strategic Command, is this year's featured speaker at the 29th National Space Symposium Corporate Partnership Dinner, co-sponsored by Raytheon. The dinner will be held April 9 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.A key event at the annual Space Symposium, the Corporate Partnership Dinner...
01/31/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 31, 2013) - The Space Foundation has promoted Art Ratkewicz to vice president - operations, from his previous position as senior director - operations, effective immediately.His new responsibilities include facilities administration for all Space Foundation locations, including its world headquarters and Space Foundation Visitors Center in Colorado Springs. He also...
01/30/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 30, 2013) - NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr., will return to the Space Foundation's annual Space Symposium in 2013 to discuss challenges and opportunities facing his agency's future.This year's 29th National Space Symposium is expected to attract 9,000 participants to The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, April 8-11. The Space Symposium is known for its...
12/21/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 21, 2012) - The Space Foundation, an independent non-profit space advocacy organization, applauds yesterday's House of Representatives passage of the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes language that significantly modernizes space-related language provisions within the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) law, paving the way for the...
12/04/2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 4, 2012) - In a report released today, the Space Foundation made a number of recommendations for strengthening the focus, oversight and funding of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and strengthening the U.S. civil space program.Among the major changes recommended in PIONEERING: Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Space, which was unveiled today in...
08/25/2012
The Space Foundation mourns the death of astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the Moon. Armstrong died on Aug. 25 at the age of 82 following complications from heart-bypass surgery he underwent earlier this month, his family said in a statement."Neil Armstrong was a humble, soft-spoken hero who never forgot that it was the will of the nation and the tireless work of...
07/12/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 12, 2012) -- Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham will participate in a Colorado Space Coalition media Q&A on July 13 at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Building at 1445 Market Street, Denver, Colo. The session follows remarks by Aerospace Industries Association Vice President of Space Systems Frank Slazer, who will update aerospace leaders...
11/03/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 3, 2010) -- Today the Space Foundation issued a comprehensive run-down of election results showing all the members of Congress who have a space-related constituency and/or sit on a committee that has some jurisdiction on space policy. Prepared by the Research and Analysis branch of the Space Foundation based in Washington, D.C., this is a follow-up to a pre-election...
09/30/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 30, 2010) -- The Space Foundation has expressed its approval of the passage of a NASA Authorization Bill by the House of Representatives. The bill is a Senate-enacted roadmap that establishes a clear path forward for the nation's space agency."America's civil space program has been in costly and divisive turmoil since Congress received the President's FY11 budget...

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