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How Satellites are Fighting Coronavirus … from Space

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Images of the coronavirus commonly seen on the web have been magnified as many as 40,000 times. In fact, coronavirus microbes are so tiny, it would take 1,000 of them to span the width of an eyelash. So, it may seem paradoxical that beyond closely analyzing the coronavirus in labs, we are also observing its…

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Space4U Podcast: Peter Beck – Founder of Rocket Lab

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In this episode: We meet Peter Beck, the founder and chief executive of Rocket Lab, a space technology company and global leader in dedicated small satellite launches. Since founding the business in 2006, Peter has grown Rocket Lab to become a globally recognized industry leader in space, and a billion-dollar company employing hundreds of world-class…

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Space Symposium Campaign Wins Award of Excellence

The biggest creative push during any given year at the Space Foundation is the creation and implementation of the advertising and event campaign for the annual Space Symposium, the largest event of its kind worldwide, which congregates as many as 15,000 people in Colorado each year to discuss and network around all things space. It’s…

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Space Foundation Hosts Space Force Webinar with Exclusive Announcements About the United States’ Newest Military Branch

On May 6, the Space Foundation hosted a live webinar entitled “America’s Space Force: Building the Future Today,” featuring  the Secretary of the United States Air Force, the Honorable Barbara M. Barrett, and the United States Space Force’s first Chief of Space Operations and Commander of the United States Space Command General John W. “Jay” Raymond.…

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Space Companies Alter Course to Boost Ventilator Production in Fight Against COVID-19

A novel coronavirus infection can, sometimes within just a matter of hours, escalate drastically into the life-threatening respiratory disease COVID-19, rendering patients unable to breathe — a reality that’s making hospitals desperate for an increased supply of ventilators. Nightmarish stories from the front lines recount situations where doctors have had to make heartrending choices as…

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In Midst of Coronavirus Pandemic, Space Companies Contribute to Testing and Diagnostic Efforts

It’s easy to imagine space companies as having their eyes firmly set skyward and their heads in the clouds (and beyond), but the coronavirus pandemic has motivated companies that are in the business of space to shift some of their focus to more terrestrial matters. Among the immediate concerns of the public since the pandemic…

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Educators: Take Advantage of Social Distancing Time by Applying for These Grants

Have some downtime as a result of school closures? Make the best of the situation by using this time to apply for STEM-related education grants. We’ve collected a comprehensive list of links to available grants, and brief descriptions of each, so you can easily understand which grants are appropriate for your funding needs and access…

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For Teachers: Free Professional Development Videos to Access During School Closures

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If you’re an educator and find that you have a little extra time on your hands due to school closures mandated to prevent the spread of coronavirus, now is the perfect time to take advantage of these free professional development videos created by the Space Foundation. The video series spans a wide variety of topics,…

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Fill the Education Gap During School Closures with Free Snoopy STEM Lesson Plans

Schools are temporarily closing around the globe in an attempt to slow the advance of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, leaving both educators teaching remotely and parents who are assisting their children to learn at home with the same question: What approach should I take to ensure that my kids stay engaged during this gap in…

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Space4U Podcast: Duane “Digger” Carey – Former NASA Astronaut, Part Two

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Posted in: Space 4 U Podcast

In this episode: We continue our conversation with former NASA astronaut Lt. Col. Duane “Digger” Carey, USAF (Ret.) and current owner of One-Eighty Out, Inc. Among Digger’s accomplishments was piloting the Space Shuttle Columbia on the STS-109 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope in 2002. In this second part of our conversation, Digger discusses…

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