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This week, distinguished guests from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and FireWatch America visited Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., and toured the Discovery Center. One purpose of the visit was to discuss progress on adoption of the FireWatch system locally to help protect people and property from wildfires that have plagued Colorado and the entire Western United...
The Space Foundation hosted a special community event Aug. 12 that featured a reception and a presentation by FireWatch CEO Joseph R. Turnham. FireWatch America, LLC, the exclusive U.S. distributor for the patented FireWatch system, currently has a proposal before the City of Colorado Springs. Attendees included representatives from local fire mitigation, military, business and citizen’s groups....
Aug. 31 is the deadline to submit a nomination for induction into the prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame® in 2014. This international program honors innovations by organizations and individuals who transform space technology into commercial products that improve life on Earth.Nomination information, including a downloadable nomination form, is available here. Anyone can...
Important news for attendees of the Space Foundation's 30th Space Symposium - in 2014, the Space Symposium will be held a month later than its usual April slot, and is scheduled for May 19-22, 2014, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA.The date change is due to renovation and construction at The Broadmoor. 
The 29th National Space Symposium concluded Thursday night with the gala Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner® and the Reception in Celebration of the New Generation Space Leaders.The event proved a successful accomplishment in a challenging year with 9,000 total participants from more than 30 nations. Among the participants were:Approximately 160 exhibitors, including 33 that...
 The Space Foundation honored two 2013 Space Technology Hall of Fame® inductees at the 29th National Space Symposium with three special events:The Space Technology Hall of Fame Private Induction Ceremony, co-sponsored by Intelsat (pictured, left)The Space Technology Hall of Fame Cocktail Reception, co-sponsored by InmarsatThe Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner, co-sponsored...
In April, the Space Foundation inducted FireWatch, a German technology that detects forest fires much earlier than any traditional detection methods, into the Space Foundation's Space Technology Hall of Fame®. Developed by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the private Berlin-based firm IQ Wireless using technology developed by DLR to analyze gases and particles in space, FireWatch...
Last week's 28th National Space Symposium and the companion Cyber 1.2 event, held April 16-19 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., was a big hit with attendees, exhibitors and the media. Highlights included:The largest number of exhibitors ever filling up both the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center and the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center Pavilion - more than 165 exhibitors,...
Two extraordinary space-based innovations were recognized at the 28th National Space Symposium. Recognized first at the Space Technology Hall of Fame® Private Induction Ceremony, co-sponsored by CISCO Systems, and then at the Space Technology Hall of Fame® dinner, co-sponsored by SpaceX, were:Flexible aerogel insulating materialHigh-resolution optical sensing fire detection system...
Six Space Technology Hall of Fame® inductees, three of which are also Certified Space Technologies, are featured in the current edition of NASA's Spinoff publication, released last month and now available online. The glossy magazine reveals how the space agency's ingenuity and partnerships have saved thousands of lives, generated billions of dollars and created thousands of American jobs.The...


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