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Space4U Podcast: Laurie Orth — ‘Rocket Recorder’ Author, Composer, Educator

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In this episode: We meet Laurie Orth, educator, musician, and creator of the Rocket Recorder musical curriculum. Laurie has taught music in several different settings, and in 2012, she began her own business teaching general music classes to home schoolers. Noticing her students lacked motivation to participate, she had an out-of-the-box idea that by creating…

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Transcript: Space4U podcast, Laurie Orth

Hello, I am Carah Barbarick with Space Foundation, and you’re listening to the Space4U podcast. Space4U is designed to tell the stories of the people who make space exploration today more accessible to all. Today we are joined by Laurie Orth, educator and musician. Laurie is a pioneer in education and has taught music in…

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Astroscale US and Orbit Fab Sign First On-Orbit Satellite Fuel Sale Agreement

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Astroscale and Orbit Fab Break the Single-Use Satellite Paradigm with the First Purchase of Gas Stations in Space™ Refueling Services Jan. 11, 2022, DENVER — Orbit Fab, the Gas Stations in Space™ refueling service provider and Astroscale U.S. Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings Inc. and market leader in securing long-term orbital sustainability, today announced…

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Ball Aerospace Honored in Built In’s 2022 Best Places to Work Awards

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Jan. 5, 2022 — Built In today announced that Ball Aerospace was honored in its 2022 Best Places to Work Awards. Specifically, Ball Aerospace earned a place on: Best Large Companies to Work for in Colorado 2022 – Ranked 11 out of 100 Best Places to Work in Colorado 2022 – Ranked…

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Ball Aerospace-Built Optics and Mirror System Launched Today Aboard James Webb Space Telescope

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 25, 2021 — Ball Aerospace is celebrating today’s launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) from French Guiana. The Colorado-based company designed and built the advanced optical technology and lightweight mirror system that will enable Webb to detect light from the first stars and galaxies. “It is truly an honor to be…

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Space4U Podcast: Steven Hawley — Former NASA Astronaut, Hubble Space Telescope & Chandra X-ray Observatory Missions

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In this episode: We meet Dr. Steven Hawley, Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas, and former NASA astronaut who’s flown on five Space Shuttle missions. In those missions, Hawley had major roles in the deployment and later upkeep of the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as the launch of the…

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Transcript: Space4U podcast, Steven Hawley

Hello, I’m Rich Cooper of Space Foundation. And this is Space4U. A podcast dedicated to sharing the stories, insights, and reflections of the diverse men and women who are part of today’s space adventure. Human history is filled with stories about the ideas and insights people have had when they looked into the night skies…

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Inventor Dean Kamen: A Special Space4U Video Interview

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Inventors and creators are gamechangers. They not only revolutionize our lives, but there’s an even more precious group of these people who also save lives. Dean Kamen is one of those revolutionary and unique people who does both. Kamen is an engineer, inventor, and businessman who holds more than 1,000 patents. He is best known…

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Space Foundation Names Sun Bulb Company, Inc. Newest Space Certification Partner

Sun Bulb Distributes Home Gardening Plant Food Originally Formulated To Grow Food on International Space Station COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dec. 15, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that Sun Bulb Company, Inc. is the organization’s newest Space Certification Partner. Space Foundation’s Space…

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Ball Aerospace-Built Spacecraft for NASA X-Ray Astrophysics Mission Successfully Launches from Kennedy Space Center

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Cape Canaveral, Fla., Dec. 9, 2021 — NASA’s Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer spacecraft built by Ball Aerospace successfully launched today aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After reaching its final orbital position, the small explorer will begin its mission of observing polarized X-rays from extreme objects, such as neutron…

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