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Space Foundation Releases ‘The Space Report 2021 Q4,’ Reflecting on Record-Breaking Year in Space

Global launch attempts reached a record 145 in 2021, exceeding 143 in 1967 Successful launches globally totaled 134, breaking previous record of 128 U.S. tallied highest percentage of global commercial launches with 32 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Jan. 18, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem,…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Update for the Week Ending January 14, 2022

This week in Washington, D.C., the Biden-Harris Administration commits to extending International Space Station (ISS) operations through 2030, Space Force’s Orbital Prime program called for space debris removal proposals, and Military Chiefs, including Space Force leadership warned the House Appropriations Committee against an extended continuing resolution (CR) for the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).…

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Space4U Podcast: Laurie Orth — ‘Rocket Recorder’ Author, Composer, Educator

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In this episode: We meet Laurie Orth, educator, musician, and creator of the Rocket Recorder musical curriculum. Laurie has taught music in several different settings, and in 2012, she began her own business teaching general music classes to home schoolers. Noticing her students lacked motivation to participate, she had an out-of-the-box idea that by creating…

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Transcript: Space4U podcast, Laurie Orth

Hello, I am Carah Barbarick with Space Foundation, and you’re listening to the Space4U podcast. Space4U is designed to tell the stories of the people who make space exploration today more accessible to all. Today we are joined by Laurie Orth, educator and musician. Laurie is a pioneer in education and has taught music in…

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Joanne Maguire Selected as Recipient of the 2022 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Jan. 12, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that American engineer and former executive Joanne Maguire has been selected as the 2022 recipient of its highest honor, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. Maguire’s impactful career in…

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Astroscale US and Orbit Fab Sign First On-Orbit Satellite Fuel Sale Agreement

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Astroscale and Orbit Fab Break the Single-Use Satellite Paradigm with the First Purchase of Gas Stations in Space™ Refueling Services Jan. 11, 2022, DENVER — Orbit Fab, the Gas Stations in Space™ refueling service provider and Astroscale U.S. Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings Inc. and market leader in securing long-term orbital sustainability, today announced…

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Space Foundation Debuts New Expert Panel Series: Space Matters, Jan. 13 on Symposium 365 Digital Platform

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Jan. 10, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, will be hosting a virtual policy panel discussion as part of its new Space Matters series. The series will convene well-known policy influencers for monthly discussions on emerging topics and trends within the…

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Ball Aerospace Honored in Built In’s 2022 Best Places to Work Awards

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 5, 2022 — Built In today announced that Ball Aerospace was honored in its 2022 Best Places to Work Awards. Specifically, Ball Aerospace earned a place on: Best Large Companies to Work for in Colorado 2022 – Ranked 11 out of 100 Best Places to Work in Colorado 2022 – Ranked 36 out…

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Ball Aerospace-Built Optics and Mirror System Launched Today Aboard James Webb Space Telescope

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 25, 2021 — Ball Aerospace is celebrating today’s launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) from French Guiana. The Colorado-based company designed and built the advanced optical technology and lightweight mirror system that will enable Webb to detect light from the first stars and galaxies. “It is truly an honor to be…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending December 17, 2021

This week in Washington, D.C., the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed the Senate, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced an end to the Commercial Astronaut Wings Program, and the Biden Administration nominated Frank Calvelli to direct Space Force acquisitions. Former US Senator Bob Dole and Former Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer both passed…

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