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September Space Activity on the Hill

Congress returned on Sept. 9 after a month-long August recess. Last week, the Senate focused on appropriations markups and a nomination hearing for Secretary of Air Force and Army. There is increasing pressure as Congress attempts to pass the bill and prevent a government shutdown by Sept. 30. Although another lengthy government shutdown is unlikely, there…

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Ashlie Smith – Physical Science Teacher

Ashlie Smith
Posted in: Space 4 U Podcast

In this episode: We meet physical science teacher, Ashlie Smith from Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls. Ashlie was the recipient of the 2017 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. The award is presented by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation every year. Ashlie is…

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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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Apply Now to Become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison

• Deadline to apply is Sept. 30. • Connect with other educators who use space curriculum in the classroom. • Open to teachers, school administrators, curriculum developers, and more. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.(Aug. 29, 2019) — Do you have what it takes to be a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison? Begun in 2004, this prestigious, internationally recognized…

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Why We Do What We Do

Posted in: Education

The Space Foundation’s STEM education outreach focuses on the ripple effect of influence that an exceptional educator can have on hundreds, or even thousands of students. One way we inspire educators is through our Teacher Liaison program, which began in 2004 to provide teachers with space-based training, resources, and support. Teacher Liaisons tend to be…

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Space4U Podcast: Raytheon’s Shawn Cochran

Shawn Cochran
Posted in: Space 4 U Podcast

In this episode: We meet Shawn Cochran, a senior manager for Civil and Environmental Space in Raytheon’s Space Systems, a mission area within Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. Prior to joining Space Systems, Shawn was the chief scientist for the Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System. He was also the head of the Mission…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Helping to Propel Modernization of GPS Satellite Constellation

Posted in: Partner News

Successful mission helped place the second advanced GPS III satellite into orbit Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion systems support every phase of mission; from boost to decommissioning Launch marked final mission for ULA Delta IV Medium launch vehicle CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2019) – A new U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite, built by…

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Space Foundation Holds Space Commerce Workshop in Orlando

Today, the Space Foundation hosted a one-day Space Commerce Training Program in Orlando, Fla., funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency. Registration for the workshop was free to Minority-Owned, Women-Owned and Veteran-Owned businesses. In the workshop, industry experts shared information about emerging business opportunities within the space community.…

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Student Artists from around the Globe are Invited to Participate in the Space Foundation’s 10th Annual International Student Art Contest

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 20, 2019) – The Space Foundation is now accepting entries for its 10th Annual International Student Art Contest. Student artists ages 3 to 18 years old are invited to enter the 2020 contest by submitting their original artwork. Children may draw, paint or create a mixed media or digital work of…

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Space Foundation is Teaching Hands-on STEM Activities to Educators in Maryland

Posted in: Education

For the 13th summer, the Space Foundation is conducting teacher professional development for educators in Charles County (Md.) Public Schools. The week-long Space Across the Curriculum program is being held at the district’s James E. Richmond Science Center in Charles County and includes a public community night with featured speaker former NASA astronaut Duane “Digger”…

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