Space4U Podcast: Aaron Shepard – NASA Robotics Intern & Founder of Cogito

By Andrew de Naray | September 4, 2020
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In this episode: We meet Aaron Shepard, an In Space Assembly Robotics Intern at NASA Langley, and a Robotics Research Assistant at Clemson University College of Engineering and Science. Aaron also works at R&D Engineering Co-Op, Itron, Inc., and is the Founder/CEO of Cogito, a company dedicated to inspiring young people through STEM outreach. He…

Stellar Back-to-School Resources Help Students, Teachers, and Parents Reach New Heights

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | August 31, 2020
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Space Foundation offering “Digital Backpack” of Content, Tools, and Activities COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — August 31, 2020 — As school restarts, the Space Foundation is sharing new content, resources, and activities to help today’s students become tomorrow’s next great explorers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. With the need for schooling assistance during the pandemic, Space Foundation’s Discovery…

Space4U Podcast: Giorgio Coraluppi and Michael Hockenberry — Compunetix

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | August 28, 2020
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In this episode: We meet Dr. Giorgio Coraluppi, President of Compunetix, Inc. and subsidiaries, and Michael Hockenberry, Vice President and Federal Systems Division Manager of Compunetix, Inc. In 1987, Compunetix won a contract to deliver a digital voice switching system for NASA Goddard that would accommodate the agency’s range of communication needs. At the time,…

36th Space Symposium Rescheduled for August 2021

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | August 19, 2020
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Space Foundation Previews “Space Symposium 365” – New Initiative for Digital Content and Collaboration COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — August 19, 2020 — Space Foundation, a 501(c)(3) global space advocate for 37 years, today announced that the 36th Space Symposium, set for October 31–November 2, 2020 has been rescheduled for August 22–26, 2021 at The Broadmoor…

Space4U Podcast: Meredith Garofalo – WeatherNation

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | August 13, 2020
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In this episode: We meet Meredith Garofalo, an award-winning Certified Broadcast Meteorologist who is part of the team at the WeatherNation TV network. She’s also co-chair of the AMS Station Scientist Committee, which focuses on raising greater awareness and outreach to promote science education for the community. She has earned a bachelor’s degree in Meteorology…

Space Technology Hall of Fame Nomination Period Extended

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | August 10, 2020
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Submission Deadline Now September 1 Recognize life-changing technologies emerging from space programs Nominate up to three technologies using an online form Inductees honored in a special ceremony at the Space Symposium COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — August 10, 2020 — Space Foundation, a 501(c)(3) global space advocate for 37 years, today announced that the deadline to…

Space4U Podcast: Jason Held – Saber Astronautics

By Andrew de Naray | August 7, 2020
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In this episode: We meet Jason Held, CEO of Saber Astronautics, a mission control operations software and services company, with locations in Sydney, Australia, and Boulder, Colorado, USA. Prior to founding Saber, Jason was a Major in the U.S. Army’s USSTRATCOM (Space Command) during which time he served as an active-duty engineer at Army Space…

Global Space Economy Grows in 2019 to $423.8 Billion, The Space Report 2020 Q2 Analysis Shows

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | July 30, 2020
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Combined Activity in Government Spending and Commercial Revenue Has Jumped 73% in the Last Decade, According to Newest Analysis from Space Foundation COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 30, 2020) — The global space economy in 2019 grew more than $9 billion over the previous year, reaching $423.8 billion, according to new findings published by Space Foundation’s…

Space4U Podcast: Danielle Dallas Roosa – Back to Space

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | July 24, 2020
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In this episode: We meet Danielle Dallas Roosa, Cofounder & Chief Communications Officer of Back to Space, a transmedia organization aiming to inspire more interest in space, science, and technology among young people. The granddaughter of Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa and daughter of F-16 fighter pilot Jack Roosa, Danielle graduated from UMass Amherst, interning…

Recap: Mars Perseverance Mission Detailed by NASA Leadership in Space Foundation Webinar

By Andrew de Naray | July 21, 2020
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Seventh grader Alex Mather, who won the contest to name NASA’s new Mars rover on March 5, could not have had any idea how truly appropriate his submission of the name Perseverance would come to be. Yet, true to that name, and despite COVID-19-related setbacks to NASA and affiliated teams, the scheduled launch of the…