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Space Foundation Now Accepting Applications for International Teacher Liaison Program

International Teacher Liaison Program

Application deadline: Sept. 30, 2024 Program community currently over 375 educators from 25 countries Selectees will take part in the Space Symposium in April 2025 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June 18, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and information for the global space ecosystem, today announced it is accepting applications…

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Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on June 14, 2024

This Week in Washington The House approved its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Armenia became the 43rd Artemis Accords signatory. Boeing’s Starliner has successfully launched and docked with the ISS. SpaceX’s Starship successfully completed its fourth flight test. United States Space Policy Updates The House Science (HSST) Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing on…

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Space Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for Space Technology Hall of Fame 2025 Induction Class

Recognition celebrates space technologies that bring positive impacts to life on Earth Nominations open through Aug. 30, 2024 Inductees to be honored at Space Symposium, April 7-10, 2025 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June 4, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and information for the global space ecosystem, today announced…

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Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on May 31, 2024

This Week in Washington Peru and Slovakia became the 41st and 42nd signatories of the Artemis Accords. The House Armed Services Committee marked up and reported H.R. 8070, the FY25 NDAA, to the House floor. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson testified before the Senate Appropriation Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. United States Space…

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Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on May 17, 2024

This Week in Washington NASA Administrator Bill Nelson has traveled to Italy, Vatican City, and Saudi Arabia. The House Armed Services Committee released its draft FY25 NDAA. Lithuania has become the 40th signatory to the Artemis Accords. The SASC Subcommittee on Strategic Forces is scheduled to convene a hearing on DOD space activities next week. United…

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Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on May 3, 2024

This Week in Washington Congress passed a resolution to designate today, May 3, as National Space Day. Russia vetoed a UN Security Council Resolution on preventing nuclear weapons in outer space. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson testified before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee on the FY2025 budget request for NASA. Read Space Foundation’s summary of…

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Space Foundation Partners With Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center to Support Military Families

Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — May 2, 2024 —  Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and information for the global space ecosystem, today announced that in commemoration of Memorial Day, it is partnering with Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center to make an astronomic impact on students and military families. During the…

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Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on April 20, 2024

This Week in Washington Switzerland, Sweden, and Slovenia joined the Artemis Accords this week. The U.S. Space Force released its Commercial Space Strategy. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies. United States Space Policy Updates  Vice President Kamala Harris has called for action from both the private…

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ULA Delta IV Heavy Launches into History with Spectacular Final Mission

On April 9, 2024 at 12:53 p.m. EDT, the final United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket launched a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, NROL-70, marking the end of an era for this remarkable rocket. As one of the most powerful launch vehicles ever built, its propulsion and avionics systems built by…

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SwRI demonstrating robotics for in-space manufacturing at Space Symposium

Institute builds new Space Robotics Center for in-space servicing, assembly, manufacturing R&D SAN ANTONIO, Texas — April 9, 2024 — Southwest Research Institute has invested in new space robotics capabilities to help the space industry pave the way for in-space servicing, assembly and manufacturing (ISAM) capabilities. SwRI’s Intelligent Systems Division will demonstrate new ISAM-focused research…

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