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Space Foundation Comments on Death of Alexei Leonov, First Human to Walk in Space

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 11, 2019) – The Space Foundation extends its deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and countrymen of Russian cosmonaut and spacewalking pioneer Alexei Leonov, who died today at the age of 85 in Moscow. Leonov became the first human to walk in space on March 18, 1965, just weeks before NASA astronaut…

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Register Now for Youngstown Space Commerce Business Growth Workshop

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 10, 2019) – The Space Foundation, in partnership with Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) and Youngstown State University, is offering the Youngstown, Ohio, business community a rare opportunity to participate in an inexpensive training workshop focusing on emerging business opportunities in the rapidly growing space-based technology markets. This one-day workshop will provide…

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Peanuts and Space Foundation Offer Free STEM Lesson Plans

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 10, 2019) – The Space Foundation of Colorado Springs has collaborated with Peanuts to provide free Snoopy-themed lesson plans to improve students’ skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The new lesson plans coincide with the release of two Peanuts books from Simon & Schuster, Shoot for the Moon, Snoopy!…

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World Space Week Canadian Reception Celebrates Space Foundation Art Contest

The Space Foundation has a full schedule of activities planned for the global celebration of World Space Week, held each year from Oct. 4 – 10.  From a new spacesuit exhibit at its Discovery Center in Colorado Springs to astronaut presentations for school children during World Space Week, the Space Foundation is heralding the accomplishments…

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Space Foundation Begins Its World Space Week Activities in China

Each year, from Oct. 4–10, space enthusiasts around the globe celebrate World Space Week, spotlighting the benefits of space exploration and acknowledging the contributions it has made to our lives on Earth. Leading up to its own World Space Week activities, the Space Foundation participated in the 2019 Future Space Scholars Meet International Final, held…

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Missile Defense Agency Selects Aerojet Rocketdyne to Mature Hypersonic Defense Component Technology

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Aerojet Rocketdyne awarded contract up to $18,984,061 under the Missile Defense Agency’s Broad Agency Announcement for Hypersonic Defense Component Technology Effort will focus on Axial Upper Stage technology risk reduction Aerojet Rocketdyne has decades of experience in design, development and production of advanced hypersonic propulsion technology HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 2, 2019 – Aerojet Rocketdyne has been…

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Submit Abstracts Now for 36th Space Symposium Tech Track

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 2, 2019) – The Space Foundation is now accepting abstracts for its Tech Track session during the 36th Space Symposium, March 30 – April 2, 2020. Authors may submit abstracts for consideration using the following link until November 15, 2019: www.spacesymposium.org/tech-track. All abstracts and final papers must cover, or be related…

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Space Foundation Brings Space Commerce Workshop to Youngstown

• Program highlights business opportunities in the space-based technology markets • Advance registration required COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 2, 2019) – The Space Foundation, in partnership with Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) and Youngstown State University, is hosting a one-day workshop to address the most common challenges companies face in growing their space-based technology businesses. This event…

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September Washington, D.C., Space Activity Wrap-up

Space Industry Updates The week of Sept. 19, the Artemis program was criticized in several House oversight hearings. On Sept. 23, NASA signed a contract with Lockheed Martin for six to 12 Orion spacecraft to be built at Johnson Space Center in Texas. Previously, NASA’s decision to award Alabama’s Marshall Spaceflight Center the leading role…

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Free Admission to the Space Foundation Discovery Center this Saturday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 30, 2019) — Each year, from Oct. 4–10, space enthusiasts from around the globe gather to celebrate World Space Week. Now in its 19th year, the occasion is celebrated internationally to draw attention to the benefits of space exploration and honor the contributions it has made to our lives on Earth.…

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