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Space4U Podcast: Kevin Rice – Former Director of Business Management for Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works and NASA JPL

By Andrew de Naray | January 21, 2022
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In this episode: We meet Kevin Rice who spent 40 years in the aerospace industry, roughly split between Lockheed Martin’s legendary Skunk Works and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). At Skunk Works Kevin served as Director of Business Management, where his responsibilities included management of several hundred employees in the execution of budgeting, scheduling, proposal…

NASA and University of Arizona OSIRIS-REx Team Selected to Receive 2022 John L. ’Jack’ Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | January 19, 2022
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NASA and University of Arizona OSIRIS-REx Team Selected to Receive 2022 John L. ’Jack’ Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Jan. 19, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that it has selected NASA and the University of Arizona OSIRIS-REx…

Space Foundation Releases ‘The Space Report 2021 Q4,’ Reflecting on Record-Breaking Year in Space

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | January 18, 2022
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Global launch attempts reached a record 145 in 2021, exceeding 143 in 1967 Successful launches globally totaled 134, breaking previous record of 128 U.S. tallied highest percentage of global commercial launches with 32 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Jan. 18, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem,…

Space4U Podcast: Laurie Orth — ‘Rocket Recorder’ Author, Composer, Educator

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | January 14, 2022
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In this episode: We meet Laurie Orth, educator, musician, and creator of the Rocket Recorder musical curriculum. Laurie has taught music in several different settings, and in 2012, she began her own business teaching general music classes to home schoolers. Noticing her students lacked motivation to participate, she had an out-of-the-box idea that by creating…

Joanne Maguire Selected as Recipient of the 2022 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | January 12, 2022
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Jan. 12, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that American engineer and former executive Joanne Maguire has been selected as the 2022 recipient of its highest honor, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. Maguire’s impactful career in…

Space Foundation Debuts New Expert Panel Series: Space Matters, Jan. 13 on Symposium 365 Digital Platform

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | January 10, 2022
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Jan. 10, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, will be hosting a virtual policy panel discussion as part of its new Space Matters series. The series will convene well-known policy influencers for monthly discussions on emerging topics and trends within the…

Space4U Podcast: Steven Hawley — Former NASA Astronaut, Hubble Space Telescope & Chandra X-ray Observatory Missions

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | December 17, 2021
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In this episode: We meet Dr. Steven Hawley, Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas, and former NASA astronaut who’s flown on five Space Shuttle missions. In those missions, Hawley had major roles in the deployment and later upkeep of the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as the launch of the…

Inventor Dean Kamen: A Special Space4U Video Interview

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | December 15, 2021
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Inventors and creators are gamechangers. They not only revolutionize our lives, but there’s an even more precious group of these people who also save lives. Dean Kamen is one of those revolutionary and unique people who does both. Kamen is an engineer, inventor, and businessman who holds more than 1,000 patents. He is best known…

Space Foundation Names Sun Bulb Company, Inc. Newest Space Certification Partner

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | December 15, 2021
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Sun Bulb Distributes Home Gardening Plant Food Originally Formulated To Grow Food on International Space Station COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dec. 15, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that Sun Bulb Company, Inc. is the organization’s newest Space Certification Partner. Space Foundation’s Space…

Space4U Podcast: Dorit Donoviel — Director, Translational Research Institute for Space Health

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | December 10, 2021
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In this episode: We meet Dr. Dorit Donoviel, director of the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH). She is also director of the Biomedical Innovation Laboratory and associate professor of Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Donoviel’s work revolves around performing research and developing strategies aimed at reducing health and safety risks to…