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Volunteer Spotlight: Tom Mullikin

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These Volunteer Spotlight articles profile some of the interesting and dedicated people who make Space Foundation programs possible. We could not do the work we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers. This week, we are featuring Space Foundation Discovery Center volunteer Tom Mullikin. Tom has always been interested in astronomy and…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending August 7, 2020

Earlier this week, the space community tuned in to see the Crew Dragon splashdown in Pensacola, Fla., and welcomed astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley home from their two-month stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Their safe return officially categorized the joint NASA/SpaceX Demo-2 mission as a success and heralded the return of regular…

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Space4U Podcast: Jason Held – Saber Astronautics

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In this episode: We meet Jason Held, CEO of Saber Astronautics, a mission control operations software and services company, with locations in Sydney, Australia, and Boulder, Colorado, USA. Prior to founding Saber, Jason was a Major in the U.S. Army’s USSTRATCOM (Space Command) during which time he served as an active-duty engineer at Army Space…

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Global Space Economy Grows in 2019 to $423.8 Billion, The Space Report 2020 Q2 Analysis Shows

Combined Activity in Government Spending and Commercial Revenue Has Jumped 73% in the Last Decade, According to Newest Analysis from Space Foundation COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 30, 2020) — The global space economy in 2019 grew more than $9 billion over the previous year, reaching $423.8 billion, according to new findings published by Space Foundation’s…

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Space Policy Pod – Episode 7: (Tommaso Sgobba, International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety)

This podcast discussion features Tommaso Sgobba, Executive Director and Board Secretary of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS). Until 2013, Mr. Sgobba was head of the Independent Safety Office at the European Space Agency (ESA), including human-rated systems, spacecraft re-entries, space debris, use of nuclear power sources, and planetary protection. He…

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Ozmens’ SNC Supports NASA on SNC’s 14th Mission to Mars

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover will search for past microbial life, take surface samples SPARKS, Nev. (July 28, 2020) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security leader owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, has contributed eight unique components being used on NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, including parts that enable the rover’s safe…

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NASA Perseverance’s Mission to Mars Propelled by Aerojet Rocketdyne

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 28, 2020 – Aerojet Rocketdyne is playing a critical role in NASA’s latest mission to the red planet. NASA’s Mars 2020 mission with the Perseverance Rover is slated to launch on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on July 30. Designed to better…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending July 24, 2020

For the international space community, this summer, and especially this week have been heavily focused on Mars. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched their historic Hope mission earlier this week from Japan, followed by China’s Tianwen-1 launch. Next week will be NASA’s highly anticipated launch of the Perseverance rover with the mission having cleared its…

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Space4U Podcast: Danielle Dallas Roosa – Back to Space

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In this episode: We meet Danielle Dallas Roosa, Cofounder & Chief Communications Officer of Back to Space, a transmedia organization aiming to inspire more interest in space, science, and technology among young people. The granddaughter of Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa and daughter of F-16 fighter pilot Jack Roosa, Danielle graduated from UMass Amherst, interning…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Marissa Blum

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These Volunteer Spotlight articles profile some of the interesting and dedicated people who make Space Foundation programs possible. We could not do the work we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers. This week, we are featuring Space Foundation Discovery Center volunteer Marissa Blum. Marissa was born in Chicago, Ill., and she…

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