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Space Foundation Announces Sixth Annual International Student Art Contest Winners

With the second largest participation of its six year history, the Space Foundation’s Sixth Annual International Student Art Contest has resulted in 25 winners from eight countries. There were a total of 3,883 entries from 40 countries and 38 U.S. states submitted for the 2016 contest. Students from around the globe, ages 3 through 18,…

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Space Symposium to Open with Space Agency Leaders Panel

More than a dozen space agency leaders will fill the stage when the 32nd Space Symposium panel discussions begin on Tuesday, April 12, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA. This premier global space conference annually attracts thousands of space professionals from dozens of countries. The 32nd Space Symposium will also feature discussion of…

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Space Agency Spotlight: UK Space Agency

Responsible for all strategic decisions within the UK civil space program and providing a clear, single voice for UK space ambitions, the UK Space Agency is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department of Business, Innovations & Skills. A member of the European Space Agency (ESA), the UK Space Agency is headquartered in Swindon, London. …

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Space Foundation Participates in Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum

The Space Foundation has a long and vigorous history of international engagement. As expanding space policies call for more global collaboration, and with more companies looking to expand their global markets, Space Foundation efforts in the international space community are increasingly critical. To that end, Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham (pictured) actively served as…

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International Student Art Contest Deadline Approaching

The Sixth Annual Space Foundation International Student Art Contest is quickly approaching an end. The deadline for all art submissions is noon universal time (12:00 UTC) Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. A new format was introduced for the 2016 contest. This year all submissions must be made by a teacher, parent or legal guardian 18 years…

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World Space Agency Spotlight: Russian Federal Space Agency (FKA, RKA)

An authorized federal executive agency of Russia, the Russian Federal Space Agency or Roscosmos (FKA or RKA) was formed in 1992. Formerly the Soviet Space Program, the Russian nation has a rich history in space firsts. Most well known is the first manned space flight, which occurred on April 12, 1961, with Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.…

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Dec. 4 is Deadline to Apply for International Teacher Liaison Program

Educators from anywhere in the world are invited to apply now to become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison. This prestigious program helps educators use space themes to strengthen curriculum and inspire student’s interest in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM). Teacher Liaisons may be any PreK-20 educator, or other professional or informal educator in…

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Space Agency Spotlight: German Space Administration (DLR)

Known as the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) in Germany, the German Space Administration is headquartered in Cologne, Germany. The DLR is Germany’s national research center for aeronautics and space with the mission of exploring Earth and the Solar System, research aimed at protecting the environment and developing environment-friendly technologies to promote mobility,…

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Space Foundation Participates in Italian Aerospace Research Centre Briefing

In May, Space Foundation representatives attended a briefing in Washington, D.C., by Dr. Mario Cosmo, Director General of the Italian Aerospace Research Centre, the Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali (CIRA). CIRA focuses on space, aeronautics, logistics and testing. It is located in the Campania region — between Rome and Naples — and is a public/private partnership.…

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Space Agency Spotlight: European Space Agency (ESA)

Headquartered in Paris, the European Space Agency (ESA) is “Europe’s gateway to space.”  An international organization consisting of 22 Member States, ESA’s mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.  During 2014, the remarkable success…

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