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Volunteer Spotlight: Jan Carlson

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These Volunteer Spotlight articles profile some of the interesting and dedicated people who make Space Foundation programs possible. We could not do the work that we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers. This week, we are featuring Space Foundation Discovery Center volunteer Jan Carlson. Professionally, Jan has 28 years of experience…

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Space4U Podcast: John Olver – Emisshield, Inc.

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In this episode: We meet Dr. John Olver, President, CEO, and founder of Emisshield Incorporated, located in Blacksburg, Virginia. Dr. Olver has extensive experience working in the engineering, environmental, chemistry, and physics fields, and has more than 20 patents and/or patent applications in numerous industries. In our conversation, Dr. Olver discusses how emissivity ― the…

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Ozmens’ SNC Selected for NASA Tipping Point Contract for its Groundbreaking Technology to Produce Oxygen on the Moon

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Oxygen production capabilities would reduce launch costs for lunar missions and unlock the Moon as springboard to Mars and beyond SPARKS, Nev. – November 17, 2020 — Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security leader owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, has been selected for a contract as part of NASA’s Tipping Point solicitation to…

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Space Foundation and mindSpark Learning Partner to Bring Virtual Learning Series to More Coloradans Through reSOLVE for Families

Participants Will Have Access to Space Foundation Resources and Learn the Best Ways to Support Students in Virtual Learning DENVER and COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo. — Nov. 16, 2020 — Colorado school districts are once again moving more classes online as the state’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise. To support parents and caregivers in juggling remote…

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SNC to Host Media Briefing to Provide an Update on its Space Transportation, Destination and Infrastructure Programs

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SPARKS, Nev. (November 17, 2020) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, invites reporters to a media briefing on Tuesday, November 17th to discuss the company’s vision for the future of space transportation, destination, and infrastructure. Company leadership will provide program updates on SNC’s Dream Chaser® spaceplane and…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Joe Santa

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These Volunteer Spotlight articles profile some of the interesting and dedicated people who make Space Foundation programs possible. We could not do the work that we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers. This week, we are featuring Space Foundation Discovery Center volunteer Joe Santa. Joe started his aerospace career in Hartford,…

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Strain to Retire in January 2021; Kaufman Promoted to President of Aerospace Business

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WESTMINSTER, Colo., Nov. 4, 2020 — Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) today announced that Robert D. Strain, senior vice president, Ball Corporation and president of Ball Aerospace, will retire effective Jan. 1, 2021, after more than 30 years in the aerospace industry. Dr. David Kaufman, chief operating officer of Ball Aerospace since January 2020, will succeed Strain in a similar capacity. “Rob has had…

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Space Policy Pod – Episode 14: (Dale Nash, Virginia Space)

This episode features Dale Nash, CEO and Executive Director of Virginia Commercial Spaceflight Authority. Also known as Virginia Space, the authority owns and operates the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) including three Launch Pads and a Payload Processing Facility, as well as the MARS UAS Airfield. Mr. Nash has 38 years of experience in the aerospace…

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Ozmens’ SNC Names Former NASA Center Director and Astronaut Janet Kavandi to Lead SNC’s Space Business

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SPARKS, Nev. – Nov. 05, 2020 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, today announced that former NASA Glenn Research Center Director and astronaut Janet Kavandi, Ph.D. has been named executive vice president of SNC’s Space Systems Group (SSG) business area based in Louisville, Colorado.…

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Space Symposium 365: November Schedule of Upcoming Virtual Events Released

Next Round of Exclusive Programming Announced, Featuring More Interviews, Discussions, and Award Presentations with Space Leaders Schedule includes conversations with Commander, U.S. Space Command, Gen. James Dickinson, and 20th anniversary ISS “Expedition One” crew panel New platform offers programs similar to those of the annual Space Symposium Registration now open to space community members worldwide as…

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