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Space4U Podcast: Bob Walker, Space Policy Advisor

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In this episode: We meet Bob Walker, former U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District, former chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space and Technology, former chairman of the Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry, and current founder/CEO of Moonwalker Associates. As a longtime advisor to presidents…

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Educators: Apply by Jan. 10 for the 2020 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 16, 2019) – Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2020 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. Given annually by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) ,and the Space Foundation,…

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Washington, D.C. Space Activity Updates

The Space Foundation’s Washington, D.C., team prepares this weekly report of space activity on the Hill. It is published each Monday on the Space Foundation homepage. Space Industry Updates Friday, Oct. 4, marked the beginning of World Space Week, a global celebration of space activity. Twenty years ago, the United Nations declared that World Space…

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Kevin Orangers Named Executive Director of Space Foundation Discovery Center

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 14, 2019) – The Space Foundation announced today that Kevin Orangers is the new Executive Director of the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, the region’s only space science center. In announcing the new addition to the Space Foundation’s leadership team, CEO Tom Zelibor shared, “Kevin brings enormous creative vision,…

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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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