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08/06/2012
The Space Foundation congratulates NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on the successful landing of the Curiosity Mars rover on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation.The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft that carried Curiosity succeeded in every step...
06/22/2012
Two Space Foundation designs, produced by Colorado Springs-based Crystal Peak Design, received 2012 Communicator Awards from the International Academy of the Visual Arts, which is dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.Selected from among thousands of entries from around the world, Space Foundation materials were honored in two categories...
02/15/2012
The Space Foundation has prepared another new report, an overview of the President's FY 2013 budget request for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data & Information Service (NESDIS). It compares the funds outlined in the Conference Report (Report 112-284) to the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (P.L. 112-55...
02/14/2012
The Space Foundation has prepared an overview of the FY 2013 NASA budget, which compares the proposed funding rates for the agency's programs versus the final FY 2012 spending bill Congress sent to the president and he signed. The new report includes charts showing differences in not only the dollar amount but the percentage difference as well.As Congress proceeds through the annual budget...
02/10/2012
The Space Foundation issued two congressional hearing reports this week regarding export controls and our nation's global positioning system infrastructure. Read these reports from the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation hearing in the Space Foundation Research and Analysis section here.
01/10/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 10, 2012) -- The Space Foundation tracked the Fiscal Year 2012 budget request for U.S. Department of Defense space programs through the legislative process. This document identifies U.S. Department of Defense space programs and their authorized and appropriated funding levels for FY 2012, as signed into law. In addition, the document outlines several space policy...
12/03/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 4, 2011) -- Congress continues to work on completing the two most important defense-related pieces of legislation before the calendar year ends. The latest step was the Senate passing its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). It differs from its House counterpart and, as such, those differences must be worked out before the measure can be sent to...
11/17/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 18, 2011) -- Despite a very contentious year between Congress and the White House, President Barack Obama has signed a spending bill that sets the 2012 budget for NASA, bringing to an end several years of operation under restrictive Continuing Resolutions that underfunded the agency. According to Space Foundation Vice President - Washington Operations Brendan...
07/27/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 27, 2011) -- The newly released Space Foundation white paper "The James Webb Space Telescope: A Worthy Investment in Space Science - July 2011" provides a concise and compelling argument for fully funding the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) at the level requested in the President's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget.It provides four primary compelling reasons for continuing...
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...

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