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36th Space Symposium Final Countdown: Two Weeks to Go

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | August 10, 2021
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Notable Featured Speakers Added and COVID Precautionary Measures Updated COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aug. 10, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, today announced details leading up to the 36th Space Symposium. The event is the premier assembly for the global space ecosystem, taking place Aug. 23-26 at The Broadmoor in…

Space4U Podcast: Robert Brumley – Cofounder/Chairman, CommStar Space Communications

By Andrew de Naray | July 30, 2021
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In this episode: We meet Robert Brumley, cofounder and chairman of the CommStar space companies. CommStar intends to deploy the CommStar-1 satellite to cislunar orbit in 2023, serving as a high-capacity data relay satellite in the cislunar service area. CommStar-1 is being designed in cooperation with Thales Alenia Space to serve as a hybrid satellite…

Space4U Podcast: Daniel Lockney – NASA Technology Transfer Program

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | July 16, 2021
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In this episode: We meet Daniel Lockney, the Technology Transfer Program executive at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. NASA has a long history of finding new and innovative uses for its space and aeronautical technologies, and Lockney is the agency’s leading authority on those technologies and their practical applications on Earth. Daniel is responsible for…

Global Space Economy Rose to $447B in 2020, Continuing Five-Year Growth

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | July 15, 2021
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Space Foundation Releases ‘The Space Report 2021 Q2’ Detailing Growth of 4.4% Over 2019 Revised Total — 55% Higher Than a Decade Ago Commercial space grew 6.6% in 2020, representing nearly 80% of space economy US, China and ESA remain top three investors in global space economy US military space spending increased 6.1% in 2020,…

Space4U Podcast: Andrew Matthes & Leyton Torres – SystemsGo Curriculum Program

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | June 25, 2021
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In this episode: We meet Andrew Matthes and Leyton Torres to hear about their experiences with the SystemsGo High School STEM Curriculum Program from both teacher and student perspectives. Matthes has been teaching at Fredericksburg High School in Fredericksburg, Texas, since 2003.  He has taught chemistry, all levels of physics, and currently teaches all four…

Space Foundation Honors US Space Force With 2021 Space Achievement Award

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | June 23, 2021
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In Its Second Year, the US Space Force Has Successfully Established the World’s First Independent Space Force COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June 23, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced the U.S. Space Force (USSF) as the recipient of the 2021 Space Achievement Award.…

Space Foundation To Present New Generation Space Leaders Panel: ‘Space and Systems Change’ on Symposium 365 Digital Platform

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | June 22, 2021
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June 22, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, will host a virtual program as part of its New Generation Space Leaders series, focusing on how space innovation enables us to view Earth as a complex system that can address global challenges…

Space4U Podcast: Trevor Bennett – Cofounder of Starfish Space

By Andrew de Naray | June 18, 2021
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In this episode: We meet Dr. Trevor Bennett, cofounder of Starfish Space — a software, robotics, and autonomous space infrastructure company developing satellite servicing and space debris capture missions. Their current products include the Otter space tug, Cephalopod software, and Nautilus capture mechanism. Trevor earned his PhD in Aerospace from the University of Colorado where…

Space Foundation Honors NASA Photographer Bill Ingalls With 2021 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | June 16, 2021
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Awardee Has Documented the US Space Program for Over Three Decades as Senior Contract Photographer for NASA Headquarters COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June 16, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced Bill Ingalls as the recipient of the 2021 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach…

Space Foundation Selects NASA JPL Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Flight Team To Receive 2021 John L. ’Jack’ Swigert Jr. Award for Space Exploration

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | June 9, 2021
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Team Changed History and Perceptions About the Possibilities and Tools Available To Explore Other Planets COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June 9, 2021 —  Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, is proud to announce the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Mars Ingenuity Flight Team as the recipient of…

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