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The Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit advocate for the advancement of space-related endeavors to inspire, educate, connect and advocate for the global space community. We develop objective space awareness for government, industry, and the public, and we are a recognized leader in educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events.

The Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit advocate for the advancement of space-related endeavors to inspire, educate, connect and advocate for the global space community. We develop objective space awareness for government, industry, and the public, and we are a recognized leader in educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events.

Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on May 31, 2024

May 31, 2024

This Week in Washington Peru and Slovakia became the 41st and 42nd signatories of the Artemis Accords. The House Armed Services Committee marked up and reported H.R. 8070, the FY25 NDAA, to the House floor. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson testified before the Senate Appropriation Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. United States Space…

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Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024

This Week in Washington NASA Administrator Bill Nelson has traveled to Italy, Vatican City, and Saudi Arabia. The House Armed Services Committee released its draft FY25 NDAA. Lithuania has become the 40th signatory to the Artemis Accords. The SASC Subcommittee on Strategic Forces is scheduled to convene a hearing on DOD space activities next week. United…

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Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on May 3, 2024

May 3, 2024

This Week in Washington Congress passed a resolution to designate today, May 3, as National Space Day. Russia vetoed a UN Security Council Resolution on preventing nuclear weapons in outer space. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson testified before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee on the FY2025 budget request for NASA. Read Space Foundation’s summary of…

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Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on April 20, 2024

April 22, 2024

This Week in Washington Switzerland, Sweden, and Slovenia joined the Artemis Accords this week. The U.S. Space Force released its Commercial Space Strategy. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies. United States Space Policy Updates  Vice President Kamala Harris has called for action from both the private…

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Coherent Loans James Webb Space Telescope Demonstration Mirror to Space Foundation Discovery Center

April 9, 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 9, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and information for the global space ecosystem, today announced an agreement with Coherent (NYSE: COHR) for the company to provide on loan a demonstration mirror developed for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The mirror will be…

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Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on April 5, 2024

April 5, 2024

This Week in Washington The Pentagon released the “2024 DOD Commercial Space Integration Strategy.” Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall and Chief of Space Operations Chance Saltzman will testify before the Senate Appropriation Subcommittee on Defense next Tuesday. Roscosmos has approved the preliminary design of a future Russian orbital station. United States Space Policy Updates …

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