Press Releases

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...
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...

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