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Space Foundation Names United States Postal Service Recipient of 2023 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Feb. 1, 2023 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that it has selected the United States Postal Service (USPS) as the recipient of this year’s Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award. Space Foundation presents the award in memory of the late Douglas…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending January 27, 2023

This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, Congressional committee leadership decisions were released, House SST Committee leadership introduced the bipartisan Commercial Remote Sensing Amendment Act, the Hawaiian government stood up an agency to determine the fate of two observatories, and Rocket Lab successfully launched its first mission from U.S. soil. United States Space Policy…

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James Webb Space Telescope Program Team Selected to Receive 2023 John L. ’Jack’ Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration

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Space Foundation announced that it has selected the James Webb Space Telescope team as the recipient of the 2023 John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration.

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Space Foundation Releases The Space Report 2022 Q4 

Records Set for Launches and Payloads Reaching Space Despite Economic Headwinds    Successful launch attempts increased more than 33% from 2021 to 2022  Spacecraft operators deployed 2,354 spacecraft in 2022, a 36% annual increase   Pentagon more than doubled space budgets from 2005 to 2022  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Jan. 24, 2023 – Space Foundation, a nonprofit…

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Space Foundation Discovery Center Announces Newest Exhibit Honoring Space Shuttle Columbia

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Jan. 19, 2023 – Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that its Space Foundation Discovery Center will open its newest exhibit, “With Dignity, Honor, and Reverence: The Recovery of Space Shuttle Columbia,” on Saturday, Feb. 4. The exhibit commemorates the 20th…

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Space Foundation Selects Dan Goldin to Receive the 2023 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Jan. 18, 2023 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that The Honorable Daniel S. Goldin has been selected as the 2023 recipient of its highest honor, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. For 60 years, Dan Goldin has…

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Space Commerce Institute and The Levan Center of Innovation Launch Entrepreneurial Cohorts for LEVL5: SPACE DOCK

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Jan.17, 2023 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that its Space Commerce Institute and The Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation are launching the first two entrepreneurial cohorts of LEVL5: SPACE DOCK. In partnership with the Levan…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending January 13, 2023

This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, the 118th Congress was sworn in and the first session began. The House Republican Steering Committee met to fill committee rosters, naming Representatives Lucas, Rogers, and Granger as Chair of key space committees. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to establish a Space Bureau and Office of International…

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Space Foundation Receives Half-Million Dollars in Funding from El Pomar Foundation

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dec. 22, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced it is the recipient of a $500,000 donation from El Pomar Foundation. This gift will allow for upgrades into Space Foundation Discovery Center’s operating infrastructure and educational programming. In 2021, El…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending December 16, 2022

This Month in Washington This Month in Washington, the NDAA passed through the House, an omnibus deal for FY23 looks to be close for Congress, Space Force celebrated its third birthday, and the Orion spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, marking the end of a successful Artemis I mission for NASA. Space Matters Space…

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