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Support Space Technology by Submitting Nominations for 2018 Space Technology Hall of Fame®

Every summer, the Space Foundation solicits nominations for induction into its Space Technology Hall of Fame® for the coming year. In addition to affording innovators much-deserved recognition, this program serves to encourage further innovation. Created by the Space Foundation in 1988, the Space Technology Hall of Fame recognizes the life-changing technologies emerging from global space…

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Curiosity Celebrates Five Years on Mars

It all began Nov. 26, 2011, with a nine-month journey to Mars, where a rover named Curiosity would begin exploration of the red planet. During the late hours of Aug. 5, 2012, the scientists and engineers who designed, constructed and put their hearts into the mission, waited for what was known as the “7 Minutes…

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10 Things to Know About the 2017 Solar Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse will cross the United States, from coast-to-coast, on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Here are 10 fun facts that you need to know about this once-in-a-lifetime experience! 10. Total solar eclipses occur roughly every 18 months, but the majority of our planet is made up of large bodies of water, and these…

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Ways Space Makes the World Better

by Kevin Cook, Space Foundation Vice President – Marketing & Communications Space exploration; two little words that set the imagination spiraling, invite intense debate and encompass a multi-billion-dollar global industry. People often ask, ‘what’s in it for me, and how does space exploration make the world a better place?’ The short answer is a lot…

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Space Gardening: Our Future Food Source

by Colleen Parith, Space Foundation – Social Media & Public Relations Coordinator Various space agencies around the world, including NASA, have their sights set on getting humans to Mars within the next 20 to 30 years. Getting mankind to another planet is much more than simply getting us there. At the shortest, the voyage to…

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A Tribute to John Glenn

Born John Herschel Glenn, Jr., on July 18, 1921, John Glenn would become one of the most recognizable names in American history. An Ohio native, Glenn earned his bachelor of science degree in engineering from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio. In 1942, Glenn entered the Naval Aviation Cadet Program, and upon his graduation the…

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Saber Astronautics Gains Space Certification from the Space Foundation

Leading space venture Saber Astronautics has received Certified Space Technology™ status from the Space Foundation for its innovative operations software. The software, called the Predictive Ground Station Project (a.k.a., “PIGI”), uses video game technology to enable people to create their own missions and operate large numbers of satellites with very little training. The commercial space…

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NORAD Tracks Santa for 61st Year Thanks to GPS

by Colleen Parith, Coordinator – Social Media & Public Relations It all began 61 years ago on Christmas Eve, right here in Colorado Springs, when a young child called a hotline promising to disclose the location of Santa Claus as he made his yearly journey around the world. The hotline number had been misprinted, and…

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From the Tall to the Small – We all Need Space

From the small to the tall, space technology benefits all of us on Earth. Jockey Willie Shoemaker and NBA player Kareem Abdul Jabbar explain in this short PSA from the 1980s that what we learn up there in space, helps us all down here. In the early 1980s, the Space Foundation teamed up with the…

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Bac-Shield Steam Applied Antimicrobial is Space Certified Space Technology

The Space Foundation has officially recognized STERIS IMS as the newest Certified Space Technology partner for its application of Bac-Shield Steam Applied Antimicrobial (Steam Applied Chitosan Antimicrobial) to medical devices. STERIS IMS is a surgical device management and consulting company, with sales and clinical teams serving more than 4,000 healthcare facilities in the United States.…

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