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Global Space Economy Rose to $447B in 2020, Continuing Five-Year Growth

Space Foundation Releases ‘The Space Report 2021 Q2’ Detailing Growth of 4.4% Over 2019 Revised Total — 55% Higher Than a Decade Ago Commercial space grew 6.6% in 2020, representing nearly 80% of space economy US, China and ESA remain top three investors in global space economy US military space spending increased 6.1% in 2020,…

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Space Foundation Honors US Space Force With 2021 Space Achievement Award

In Its Second Year, the US Space Force Has Successfully Established the World’s First Independent Space Force COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June 23, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced the U.S. Space Force (USSF) as the recipient of the 2021 Space Achievement Award.…

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Space Foundation To Present New Generation Space Leaders Panel: ‘Space and Systems Change’ on Symposium 365 Digital Platform

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June 22, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, will host a virtual program as part of its New Generation Space Leaders series, focusing on how space innovation enables us to view Earth as a complex system that can address global challenges…

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Space Foundation Honors NASA Photographer Bill Ingalls With 2021 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award

Awardee Has Documented the US Space Program for Over Three Decades as Senior Contract Photographer for NASA Headquarters COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June 16, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced Bill Ingalls as the recipient of the 2021 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach…

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Space Foundation Selects NASA JPL Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Flight Team To Receive 2021 John L. ’Jack’ Swigert Jr. Award for Space Exploration

Team Changed History and Perceptions About the Possibilities and Tools Available To Explore Other Planets COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June 9, 2021 —  Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, is proud to announce the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Mars Ingenuity Flight Team as the recipient of…

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Space Foundation Hosts ‘Women in Space Series: The Future of Space Architecture’ on its Symposium 365 Digital Platform

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June 8, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, will present another virtual program in its “Women in Space Series” focusing on the future of space architecture. The event is hosted by Symposium 365, the premier source for media and events in the global space ecosystem, offering…

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Space Foundation Announces Winners of the 11th Annual International Student Art Contest

2021 Theme: How Space Technology Helps Improve Life on Earth 25 winners selected out of submissions from 88 countries More than 4,500 entries submitted Space Achievement Award winner is Miriam from Mexico COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June 7, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today…

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Space Foundation Selects Aerospace Pioneer Patti Grace Smith To Receive the 2021 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award

Recipient Overcame Racial Barriers To Develop Model for Private Human Spaceflight and Space Regulation Used by Nations Around the World Today COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June 2, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that Patti Grace Smith has been selected as the recipient…

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Space Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for Space Technology Hall of Fame 2022 Induction Class

  Technologies developed for space recognized for commercial/personal use on Earth Nominations accepted via online form through Aug. 31, 2021 Inductions to be celebrated at 37th Space Symposium in April 2022 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — May 12, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the space ecosystem, today announced it…

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Space Foundation To Feature National Space Day With US Space Command on Symposium 365 Digital Platform

National Space Day presentation in association with USSPACECOM, May 7 New Generation Space Leaders Panel, May 13 The Space Beat: Today’s Space Reporters Speak, May 19   COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — May 5, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, today released the upcoming event schedule for Symposium 365, the premier…

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