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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending May 15, 2020

By Hanh Le | May 15, 2020
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This week, House Democrats unveiled a $3 trillion stimulus package, the HEROES Act, while the Senate remained in session to vote on markups and participate in hearings throughout the week. Meanwhile, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has extended the stay-at-home order through June 8. Space Foundation Event Highlights: “America’s Space Force: Building the Future Today”…

Shelli Brunswick Elected to Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation Board

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | May 12, 2020
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 12, 2020) — Space Foundation Chief Operating Officer Shelli Brunswick has been elected to served on the board of directors of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation. “Colorado Springs is a great place to live and work but it’s an even greater place to do business,” said Brunswick.…

Space Foundation Hosts Space Force Webinar with Exclusive Announcements About the United States’ Newest Military Branch

By Andrew de Naray | May 7, 2020
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On May 6, the Space Foundation hosted a live webinar entitled “America’s Space Force: Building the Future Today,” featuring  the Secretary of the United States Air Force, the Honorable Barbara M. Barrett, and the United States Space Force’s first Chief of Space Operations and Commander of the United States Space Command General John W. “Jay” Raymond.…

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

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | March 31, 2020
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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…

Shelli Brunswick: The Ever-Expanding Opportunities of Space

By The Inc. Tank | November 25, 2019
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*This piece originally appeared on The Inc. Tank On this edition of The Inc. Tank, Shelli Brunswick, COO of the Space Foundation, talks about how the growing space industry is creating wide-ranging opportunities for entrepreneurs. Christina: Hello, I’m Christina Elson. And on this edition of “The Inc. Tank,” I’ll speak with Shelli Brunswick of the…

In the Wake of a Shooting Star: “Space Cowgirl” Event Lassos Kids’ Interest in Space

By Andrew de Naray | November 4, 2019
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As a young girl growing up in communities around Nashville, Tenn., Lydia Touchton developed an early love for space and the cosmos. So much so, that she came to be affectionately known among her friends and family as the “Space Cowgirl.” As the years passed, Lydia found herself living her dream: pursuing a modeling career…

Commercial Space Revenue Climbs to All-Time High of $328.86 Billion, The Space Report Reveals in Q3 Analysis

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | October 31, 2019
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Global STEM Education and International Disparity in STEM Degrees Also Detailed in Latest Edition from the Space Foundation COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 31, 2019) — Revenues from global commercial space activity in 2018 climbed to their highest level ever and now make up nearly 80% of the total global space industry, according to new findings…

Submit Artwork Now for Space Foundation International Student Art Contest

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | August 29, 2019
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Student artists, ages 3 to 18 years old, are invited to submit artwork now for the Space Foundation’s 10th Annual International Student Art Contest. Co-sponsored by Earth Observing System, the contest theme is “How Exploring Space Improves Life on Earth.” The annual contest receives thousands of entries each year from around the world. In 2019,…

The Humanity of Apollo 11 – Communion, Candy and Graffiti

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | July 16, 2019
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As Apollo 11 was returning to Earth after the first Moon landing, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins noted his gratitude for the NASA workforce that made their flight a success. He said: “All this is possible only through the blood, sweat, and tears of a number of people…This operation is somewhat like the periscope of a…

U.S. Government Investment in Space Increases by 10% in 2018

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | April 9, 2019
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New format will provide more timely snapshots of where the space community is going, its impacts and opportunities Designed to improve our understanding of the reach, impact and health of the space community First quarter revealed increased U.S. investment in space, increase in commercial workforce and record spacecraft deployments COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 11, 2019)…