Press Releases

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...
06/27/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 28, 2010) -- The Space Foundation today welcomed the release of the new U.S. National Space Policy as "an important milestone in furthering national and international discussions about the future direction of the United States in space.""Although there are some inconsistencies and areas of concern, largely the new U.S. National Space Policy provides a positive...
04/10/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 11, 2010) -- The Space Foundation has added a live link to President Barack Obama's scheduled April 15 address on space policy and a follow-on analysis and discussion to the agenda of the 26th National Space Symposium, which kicks off this Monday at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. The President, along with other officials and space leaders, will...
03/03/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 4, 2010) -- President Barack Obama's NASA budget proposal, which has ignited a firestorm throughout Congress and the space community, will be a major topic of discussion at the upcoming 26th National Space Symposium - both in the networking sessions and on the podium. The premier gathering of the global space community, the 26th National Space Symposium will be...
05/08/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 8, 2009) -- The Space Foundation has released the following statement from Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham regarding the FY2010 NASA Budget Request:"The NASA budget proposal is disappointingly business-as-usual. Despite what appears to be an increase to the top line, the NASA budget continues a more-than-two-decade decline in real, inflation-...
02/26/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 26, 2009) -- The Space Foundation has released the following statement regarding the President's FY2010 Budget Request for NASA:"The budget proposal for NASA represents a disappointingly small step in the right direction. It is far from what is needed if the U.S. is to stimulate the economy, create more high-tech jobs and hold on to its eroding leadership position in...

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