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Five Accept High Honors at 36th Space Symposium Opening Ceremonies

Awardees Recognized for Excellence in Space Education, Space Achievement, Public Outreach, Space Exploration and Lifetime Space Achievement COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aug. 23, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, today announced that five honorees have accepted awards for their distinguished achievements in the global space ecosystem. Kaci Heins Accepts the…

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Commercial Space Revenues Propel Global Space Economy to Grow 55% Over Decade

Space Foundation Releases 36th Annual Space Symposium Special Edition Revealing Commercial Space Revenue Grew 6.6% in 2020, Exceeding $356B  Infrastructure and support industries grew the most, by 16.4%, surpassing $137B Products and services grew 1.2%, accounting for over 60% of commercial space More than 1,100 SmallSats launched in 2020, 92% of all spacecraft deployed COLORADO…

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Aitech Showcases Support for Next-gen Space Applications with New COTS Qualification Standard at 2021 Space Symposium

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New Series 300 qualification level helps mitigate risk, manage costs, improve reliability of COTS components in low earth orbit (LEO) and near earth orbit (NEO) environments Chatsworth, Calif. August 2021 – Aitech, a leading provider of rugged board and system level solutions for military, aerospace and space applications, will showcase its space-rated components and systems…

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Fisher Family to Attend Induction of Fisher Space Pen Co. Into Space Foundation’s 2021 Space Technology Hall of Fame

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WHAT:   Fisher Space Pen Co., makers of the iconic ‘Astronaut Space Pen,’ will be inducted into Space Foundation’s 2021 Space Technology Hall of Fame at a private ceremony on Thursday, August 26, 2021, the last day of the 36th Space Symposium, to be held August 23-26, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Fisher Space Pen Co.…

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36th Space Symposium Final Countdown: Two Weeks to Go

Notable Featured Speakers Added and COVID Precautionary Measures Updated COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aug. 10, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, today announced details leading up to the 36th Space Symposium. The event is the premier assembly for the global space ecosystem, taking place Aug. 23-26 at The Broadmoor in…

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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 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 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 Announces Details for 36th Space Symposium

Global Space Community Convenes In Person and Virtually Aug. 23-26, 2021 For the first time, Space Symposium will offer a hybrid program COVID-19 protocols and adjustments allow for assembly of the global space ecosystem Virtual access lets external audiences engage Symposium programming COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 28, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate…

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Symposium 365 Digital Platform To Feature Space Technology Innovation Panel and Conversation With USAF Brigadier General

  Space Technology: From Space to Earth and Back, April 14 Yuri’s Night interactive virtual celebration, April 17 Brigadier General Heather L. Pringle, USAF, April 22 Panel – The Space Beat: Today’s Space Reporters Speak, May 19 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 8, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, today…

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