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Space4U Podcast: Paul Francis – Inventor

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In this episode: We meet Paul Francis, an award-winning inventor. Paul invented SpiraFlex resistance technology for NASA‘s Mission Critical program to counteract astronaut bone and muscle loss caused by zero gravity. Paul tells us about his journey as an inventor and how he came to work with NASA on the technology that would be used by astronauts aboard the…

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L3Harris Technologies to Fund Space Foundation STEM Programs at Six Prince George’s County Maryland Schools in January

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 23, 2020) – Thanks to funding by L3Harris Technologies, the Space Foundation will present its Space in the Community (SITC) program at six Prince George’s County Public Schools (Maryland) Jan. 29 – 31. SITC is an immersive program for students, parents, teachers, and community members to reinforce the importance of science,…

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Space Policy Review — 2019

As we launch into the new year, here’s a recap of some of the key space policy activities, legislation, and funding that resulted from government action in 2019. Government Funding/Appropriations On December 20, 2019, President Donald Trump signed the FY2020 Consolidated Appropriations bill (H.R. 1158) into law (Pub. L 116-93), finalizing appropriators’ efforts to combine…

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Winners of the Space Foundation’s 10th Annual International Student Art Contest Announced

25 winners selected from 58 countries 5,598 entries submitted Space Achievement Award winner is Chev Cedric from the Phillippines COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan 21, 2020) — The Space Foundation has announced the winners of its 10th Annual Space Foundation International Student Art Contest, co-sponsored by Earth Observing System. The 25 winners represent four U.S. states and 10…

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Space4U Podcast: Duane “Digger” Carey – Former NASA Astronaut, Part Two

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In this episode: We continue our conversation with former NASA astronaut Lt. Col. Duane “Digger” Carey, USAF (Ret.) and current owner of One-Eighty Out, Inc. Among Digger’s accomplishments was piloting the Space Shuttle Columbia on the STS-109 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope in 2002. In this second part of our conversation, Digger discusses…

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Space Foundation Announces Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame Inductees for 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 15, 2020) — The Space Foundation has announced this year’s inductees into the Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame, to be honored at a reception at the Governor’s Residence at Boettcher Mansion on Feb. 26. The Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame was created by the Space Foundation in 2016 to…

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Lockheed Martin-Funded Junior Space Entrepreneur Program Launches Today

Thanks to funding from Lockheed Martin and support from Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, 50 high school students from the STEM School Highlands Ranch are participating in the Space Foundation’s new Junior Space Entrepreneur Program (JSEP) this week. This pilot program leads students through a challenging weeklong team exercise of creating a business plan for a mission…

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Space4U Podcast: Duane “Digger” Carey – Former NASA Astronaut, Part One

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In this episode: We meet former NASA astronaut Lt. Col. Duane “Digger” Carey, USAF (Ret.), and current owner of One-Eighty Out, Inc. Among Digger’s accomplishments was piloting the Space Shuttle Columbia on the STS-109 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope in 2002. In part one of this two-part conversation, Digger talks about his humble…

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Space Foundation Discovery Center Launches “Holiday Space Bash” Dec. 21, Benefitting Wounded Warrior Project

Free admission for military families with proper I.D. All others: $5 donation or two nonperishable food items for Wounded Warrior Project NORAD Tracks Santa will be on site, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 17, 2019) – Offering a family-friendly alternative to more traditional holiday events, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is…

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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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