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

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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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AEHF-6 Launch Marks 500th Flight of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s RL10 Engine

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 26, 2020 – The successful March 26 launch of the U.S. Space Force’s sixth and final Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket marked the 500th flight of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s RL10 upper-stage engine. The RL10, which powers the ULA Atlas V…

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Space4U Podcast: Dr. Tanya Harrison – Professional Martian

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In this episode: We meet Dr. Tanya Harrison, who describes herself a “professional Martian.” She has spent the last decade working as a scientist on mission operations on multiple NASA Mars missions, including the Curiosity and Opportunity rovers. Tanya specializes in geomorphology, the study of a planet’s evolution based on its surface features. Before her…

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A Look at How Technologies Devised for Space Have Revolutionized Healthcare

When we look into the night sky we see stars and celestial bodies, and if we are lucky enough, we may even have a telescope to peer deeper into its vast depths. Most of us are left in awe of the mysterious beauty and expansiveness of space, yet rarely do we walk away from that…

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Educators: Take Advantage of Social Distancing Time by Applying for These Grants

Have some downtime as a result of school closures? Make the best of the situation by using this time to apply for STEM-related education grants. We’ve collected a comprehensive list of links to available grants, and brief descriptions of each, so you can easily understand which grants are appropriate for your funding needs and access…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending March 20, 2020

This week, the community in Washington D.C. found itself adjusting to federal agencies’ new teleworking policies enacted in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. Upcoming Space Foundation Events: Postponed: 36th Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO This year’s Space Symposium has been postponed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tom Zelibor,…

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Educators: Space Foundation Will Offer Free Live Grant-Writing Session on Zoom March 25

During this time when schools are closed, kids are at home, and teachers are developing e-learning lessons, the Space Foundation is offering a variety of free resources to help educators make good use of time at home. On Wednesday, March 25, Space Education Specialist Jodie Guillen will present a free live Zoom session on grant…

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Space Foundation Remembers Apollo Astronaut Al Worden

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 18, 2020) — The Space Foundation commented today on the death of Apollo astronaut Alfred Merrill “Al” Worden. “The Space Foundation extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of former NASA Astronaut and Apollo 15 Command Module pilot, Col. Al Worden, USAF (Ret.), who died on March 17, 2020. “As…

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For Teachers: Free Professional Development Videos to Access During School Closures

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If you’re an educator and find that you have a little extra time on your hands due to school closures mandated to prevent the spread of coronavirus, now is the perfect time to take advantage of these free professional development videos created by the Space Foundation. The video series spans a wide variety of topics,…

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Fill the Education Gap During School Closures with Free Snoopy STEM Lesson Plans

Schools are temporarily closing around the globe in an attempt to slow the advance of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, leaving both educators teaching remotely and parents who are assisting their children to learn at home with the same question: What approach should I take to ensure that my kids stay engaged during this gap in…

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