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Space Foundation Announces Rescheduled Dates for 36th Space Symposium, to be Held at The Broadmoor Oct. 31 – Nov. 2

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 2, 2020) — The Space Foundation issued a statement today announcing the 36th Space Symposium has been rescheduled for Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, 2020.  Hosted at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, the annual assembly of the world’s space community will gather leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs from the civil, commercial, military, research,…

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Space Foundation Announces New Auxilia Webinar Series to Support Teachers, Parents, and Students

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 1, 2020) — The Space Foundation’s team of educators has created a new webinar series now available free online to help teachers and parents keep students engaged in learning while at home. The webinars cover such information as how to use Zoom, write grants, create a scale Play-Doh solar system, map with…

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2019 Space Employment Hit 8-Year High, Launch Activity Reached Decade Growth of 39%, Research from The Space Report Q1 Analysis Shows

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 31, 2020) — Across multiple fronts, the space industry heading into 2020 was the strongest in years, with gains in space industry jobs, new nations entering space, and record-level research and investor activity through International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory programs. Those are among the new findings in The Space Report…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending March 6, 2020

This week in Washington, D.C., U.S. Space Force officials testified in both the House and Senate, answering lawmakers’ questions about the future of the sixth military branch. While Secretary Barbara Barrett (Secretary of the Air Force), General John “Jay” Raymond (Commander–U.S. Space Force), and other key Air Force officials answered members’ questions on the FY2021…

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Space Foundation Statement on COVID-19/Coronavirus and the 36th Space Symposium

The Space Foundation team has been closely monitoring the unfolding situation with COVID-19/Coronavirus and is following all of the available public health guidance to assure a safe and successful 36th Space Symposium. Plans are continuing to move forward with this year’s Space Symposium program, March 30 – April 2, 2020 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs,…

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Space Foundation Remembers Katherine Johnson

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 24, 2020) – The Space Foundation commented today on the passing of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson. Her contributions to the U.S. space program were chronicled in the 2016 film Hidden Figures and paved the way for other women and African Americans to play important roles in space exploration. “Katherine Johnson’s legacy…

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Year-End Newsletter from Washington D.C.

As the holiday season begins, all eyes in D.C. are focused on the House’s debate on the Articles of Impeachment. Lawmakers nevertheless made substantial efforts in passing the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Wednesday (Dec. 11) which authorizes a new Space Force and $738 billion for defense.   Upcoming Events Dec. 17 –…

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Op-ed | Growth is great but innovation is the real investment

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*This article originally appeared in the Nov. 11, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Nearly a decade ago, the space community was at a crossroads. With the end of the space shuttle era came the end of jobs and careers built upon U.S. access to space. Communities along Florida’s Space Coast, as well as Houston, Huntsville,…

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Submit Artwork Now for Space Foundation International Student Art Contest

Student artists, ages 3 to 18 years old, are invited to submit artwork now for the Space Foundation’s 10th Annual International Student Art Contest. Co-sponsored by Earth Observing System, the contest theme is “How Exploring Space Improves Life on Earth.” The annual contest receives thousands of entries each year from around the world. In 2019,…

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Nomination Period Opens for 2020 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award

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Space Foundation’s Highest Award to be Presented at 36th Space Symposium Submit Nomination by Oct. 1, 2019 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 27, 2019) – The Space Foundation is now accepting nominations for its highest honor, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award.   Honoring its late, long-time chairman, Gen. James E. Hill, USAF (Ret.), the…

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