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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending April 3, 2020

This week, the community in Washington, D.C., continued to adjust to new teleworking policies. Both chambers of Congress are out of session and will return at the end of April. Although there are no scheduled hearings or markups, staffers are nonetheless working hard to prepare FY2021 appropriations bills. Upcoming Space Foundation Events: RESCHEDULED Oct. 31…

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Space4U Podcast: Bill Gattle – President of Space Systems, L3Harris Technologies

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In this episode: We meet Bill Gattle, the President of Space Systems for L3Harris Technologies, Space and Airborne Systems Segment, which covers an extensive portfolio of solutions in intelligence, surveillance, small satellites, electronic warfare, and avionics. Previously, Bill was President of Space and Intelligence Systems for Harris Corporation prior to their merger with L3 Technologies…

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Space Foundation Announces Rescheduled Dates for 36th Space Symposium, to be Held at The Broadmoor Oct. 31 – Nov. 2

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 2, 2020) — The Space Foundation issued a statement today announcing the 36th Space Symposium has been rescheduled for Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, 2020.  Hosted at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, the annual assembly of the world’s space community will gather leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs from the civil, commercial, military, research,…

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Space Foundation Announces New Auxilia Webinar Series to Support Teachers, Parents, and Students

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 1, 2020) — The Space Foundation’s team of educators has created a new webinar series now available free online to help teachers and parents keep students engaged in learning while at home. The webinars cover such information as how to use Zoom, write grants, create a scale Play-Doh solar system, map with…

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2019 Space Employment Hit 8-Year High, Launch Activity Reached Decade Growth of 39%, Research from The Space Report Q1 Analysis Shows

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 31, 2020) — Across multiple fronts, the space industry heading into 2020 was the strongest in years, with gains in space industry jobs, new nations entering space, and record-level research and investor activity through International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory programs. Those are among the new findings in The Space Report…

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AEHF-6 Launch Marks 500th Flight of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s RL10 Engine

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 26, 2020 – The successful March 26 launch of the U.S. Space Force’s sixth and final Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket marked the 500th flight of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s RL10 upper-stage engine. The RL10, which powers the ULA Atlas V…

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Space4U Podcast: Dr. Tanya Harrison – Professional Martian

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In this episode: We meet Dr. Tanya Harrison, who describes herself a “professional Martian.” She has spent the last decade working as a scientist on mission operations on multiple NASA Mars missions, including the Curiosity and Opportunity rovers. Tanya specializes in geomorphology, the study of a planet’s evolution based on its surface features. Before her…

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A Look at How Technologies Devised for Space Have Revolutionized Healthcare

When we look into the night sky we see stars and celestial bodies, and if we are lucky enough, we may even have a telescope to peer deeper into its vast depths. Most of us are left in awe of the mysterious beauty and expansiveness of space, yet rarely do we walk away from that…

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Educators: Take Advantage of Social Distancing Time by Applying for These Grants

Have some downtime as a result of school closures? Make the best of the situation by using this time to apply for STEM-related education grants. We’ve collected a comprehensive list of links to available grants, and brief descriptions of each, so you can easily understand which grants are appropriate for your funding needs and access…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending March 20, 2020

This week, the community in Washington D.C. found itself adjusting to federal agencies’ new teleworking policies enacted in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. Upcoming Space Foundation Events: Postponed: 36th Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO This year’s Space Symposium has been postponed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tom Zelibor,…

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