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Space4U Podcast: Emily Carney – Space Hipster, Writer, and Podcaster

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In this episode: We meet Emily Carney, a leading social media influencer, writer, and public speaker highly knowledgeable on a number of human spaceflight topics. She was formerly a nuclear propulsion mechanic for the U.S. Navy, and also a schoolteacher for a time. She was working as a freelance writer when she founded her blog…

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‘The Space Report’ Shows 2020 Launch Activity Hit a 20-Year High

Total 2020 spacecraft deployment tripled the amount deployed in 2019 Commercial satellite deployments increased 477% from 2019 to 2020 Orbital launches approached the high pace of the Space Shuttle era, with the highest five-year total since 1986–1990 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Jan. 21, 2021 — In its newly released quarterly issue of The Space Report,…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Gordon Beacon

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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 that we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers. This week, we are featuring Space Foundation Discovery Center volunteer Gordon Beacon. Gordon was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada,…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending January 15, 2021

Welcome to the New Year, Space Foundation friends! We are looking forward to working with our partners and friends (new and established) this year, and we’re also excited to bring even more new and informative programming to the space community. Sign-up for Space Symposium 365 Register here to follow key events and discussion from industry…

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Space4U Podcast: Lori Garver & Courtney Stadd — Former Presidential Transition Staff Members

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In this episode: Space4U welcomes two veterans of Presidential transitions to discuss the process and how it relates to the U.S. space program. For a balanced perspective, we’re joined by former transition staff members from both Democratic and Republican administrations. Lori Garver served as NASA’s Deputy Administrator during the Obama Administration from 2009–2013, as well…

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Ozmens’ SNC Dream Chaser® Spaceplane Reflected in New Novel by International Bestselling Author Patricia Cornwell

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“Spin” is the Second Book in the Captain Calli Chase Series SPARKS, Nev. (January 12, 2021) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, is seeing fact and fiction come together with the reflection of its Dream Chaser spaceplane in the new novel, “Spin,” by international…

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Space4U Podcast: Sarah Cruddas – Space Journalist

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In this episode: We meet Sarah Cruddas, an accomplished space journalist, international TV host, and award-winning author from the United Kingdom. A global thought leader in the growing commercial space sector, Sarah’s many talents and her background in astrophysics have led her to opportunities such as being a host for “Contact” on Discovery Channel and…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending December 18, 2020

Last week, the National Space Council met for the last time of the year at the Kennedy Space Center. President Trump signed a continuing resolution to keep the government funded until December 18. The Senate passed the final version of the NDAA (H.R. 6395) despite the President’s veto threat. This week, Congressional leaders have continued…

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New Educational Collaboration Announced Between Space Foundation and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

  Space Foundation’s Teacher Liaison program and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space’s Space Station Ambassador Program are joining forces New collaboration will double the impact of existing educational programs Partnership extends the reach of programs to 1,000-plus educators and tens of thousands of students worldwide COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dec. 17,…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivers Key Space and Defense Capabilities for the Nation During 2020

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2020 – Major contract awards to support the nation’s heavy-lift exploration rocket and next-generation strategic deterrent programs were among the 2020 highlights for Aerojet Rocketdyne. Other contributors to another successful year in service to the nation were additional breakthroughs and contract awards in space exploration, missile defense, hypersonics and national security…

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