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Space4U Podcast: Homer Hickam – Author of “Don’t Blow Yourself Up”

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | October 19, 2021
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In this episode: We meet Homer Hickam, author of the No. 1 New York Times bestselling memoir Rocket Boys and its ever-popular movie adaptation, October Sky. Rocket Boys is the story of a young man and his friends in Coalwood, West Virginia, who, inspired by the space age, started building and launching rockets, which was just…

Space Foundation Opens Nomination Period For 2022 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | October 12, 2021
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Recognizing Outstanding Individuals Who Have Distinguished Themselves Through Lifetime Contributions Space Foundation’s highest award, to be presented at 37th Space Symposium Nomination period is Oct. 12–Dec. 6, 2021 Nomination guidelines and contact information detailed herein COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Oct. 12, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global…

Space4U Podcast: Dr. Kathryn Thornton, Former NASA Astronaut

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | October 8, 2021
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In this episode: We meet Dr. Kathryn Thornton, former NASA astronaut and current Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Thornton was selected by NASA in May 1984, became the third woman to walk in space, and the first woman…

Dr. Sally Ride — Physicist, Astronaut, Educator

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | October 6, 2021
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Dr. Sally Ride was a pioneer in space exploration, a physicist and a science educator. She shattered barriers throughout her remarkable and multi-faceted life, opening doors for others — especially young women in the U.S. and around the world. Ride graduated from Stanford University with a double major in physics and English. At the time,…

Space Foundation 12th Annual International Student Art Contest Now Open for Submissions

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | October 4, 2021
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Contest Encourages Student Artists Worldwide to ‘Shoot for the Moon’ 2022 contest theme is “Living, Working and Playing on the Moon” Student artists ages 3-18 are invited to enter Entries due by Jan. 19, 2022, noon UTC COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Oct. 4, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for…

Space Foundation Names Ad Astra Media Newest Space Certification Partner

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | September 29, 2021
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Company Shares Content Through Multiple Media Outlets To Reach Diverse Young Audiences COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sept. 20, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that Ad Astra Media, a Latino-owned STEAM media company, is the organization’s newest Space Certification Partner. Space Foundation’s Space…

Space4U Podcast: Jay Chattaway, longtime Star Trek series music and score composer

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | September 24, 2021
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In this episode: We meet Jay Chattaway, an Emmy award-winning composer who has been nominated nine times for his work in television, particularly for the hit Star Trek series. In addition to his television work, Jay has composed scores for more than 30 feature films. Chattaway is also the producer of many Grammy-winning music projects,…

Space Foundation COO Presented with Global AeroTime Aviation Achievement Award for Gender and Diversity Advocacy

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | September 15, 2021
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Shelli Brunswick recognized for work toward space industry gender equality Award presented by AeroTime Global Chief Executive Richard Stephenson, OBE The award has been presented to just 25 people across five continents  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sept. 15, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today…

Space4U Podcast: Frank Culbertson — former NASA astronaut, “The only US citizen not on Earth when the Sept. 11 attacks occurred”

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | September 9, 2021
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In this episode: We meet CAPT Frank Lee Culbertson, Jr., USN (Ret.), a former American Naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aerospace engineer, NASA astronaut, and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He served as the Commander of the International Space Station (ISS) for almost four months in 2001, giving him the distinction of being…

Space Foundation and ICESCO Sign Joint Public Partnership Agreement Events Tie Benefits of Space Science and Technology to Economic Development Worldwide

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | August 25, 2021
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aug. 25, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today signed an agreement at the 36th Space Symposium, expanding the organization’s emerging partnership with ICESCO (Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization). Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor (RADM, U.S. Navy, ret.) welcomed…