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Washington, D.C., February Newsletter

As the impeachment trial in the Senate came to a close, legislative activities in Congress began to pick up. Some highlights coming in the next week include the House Committee on Space, Science and Technology’s hearings on space traffic management, planetary defense, and space weather, as well as the release of the President’s FY2021 budget.…

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Smithsonian Institution’s National Air & Space Museum to Receive Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 6, 2020) – As the world celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing in the summer of 2019, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air & Space Museum (NASM) revolutionized the way the public could remember, honor, and share that life-changing moment. Partnered with 59 Productions, the NASM team brought…

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“State of Space” at National Press Club

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 5, 2020) — Space Foundation will be hosting a “State of Space” event Tuesday, Feb. 11, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. Following brief opening remarks by Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor, Christian Davenport of the The Washington Post will moderate a…

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Space Foundation Names Keystone Compliance Space Certification™ Program Partner

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 5, 2020) — The Space Foundation builds awareness of the benefits of space through its Space Certification™ program, which demonstrates how space technologies improve life on Earth and makes space more interesting and accessible to everyone. The most recent company to become a Space Foundation Space Certification partner is Pennsylvania-based Keystone…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivers RL10 Engines That Will Help Send NASA Astronauts to Deep Space

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 3, 2020 – Aerojet Rocketdyne recently delivered four RL10 upper stage engines to NASA’s Stennis Space Center that will help power NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket as it carries astronauts aboard the Orion spacecraft to deep space. These missions are part of NASA’s Artemis program, which will land the…

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Space4U Podcast: Alan Ladwig – Author, Part One

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In this episode: We meet author of “See You in Orbit? Our Dream of Spaceflight” by Alan Ladwig. Between 1981 to 1990, Alan held a variety of positions at NASA Headquarters, including Manager of the Space Flight Participant Program, Director of Special Projects for the Office of Exploration, and Manager of the Shuttle Student Involvement Program.…

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Space Foundation Board Selects Gene Kranz to Receive the 2020 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 29, 2020) – Gene Kranz headed NASA’s Mission Control during some of the most dangerous and most-watched missions of the Apollo era, including the Apollo 11 lunar landing and the oxygen tank explosion of Apollo 13. On March 30, Kranz will be honored during the Opening Ceremony of the 36th Space…

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Space4U Podcast: Paul Francis – Inventor

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In this episode: We meet Paul Francis, an award-winning inventor. Paul invented SpiraFlex resistance technology for NASA‘s Mission Critical program to counteract astronaut bone and muscle loss caused by zero gravity. Paul tells us about his journey as an inventor and how he came to work with NASA on the technology that would be used by astronauts aboard the…

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L3Harris Technologies to Fund Space Foundation STEM Programs at Six Prince George’s County Maryland Schools in January

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 23, 2020) – Thanks to funding by L3Harris Technologies, the Space Foundation will present its Space in the Community (SITC) program at six Prince George’s County Public Schools (Maryland) Jan. 29 – 31. SITC is an immersive program for students, parents, teachers, and community members to reinforce the importance of science,…

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Space Policy Review — 2019

As we launch into the new year, here’s a recap of some of the key space policy activities, legislation, and funding that resulted from government action in 2019. Government Funding/Appropriations On December 20, 2019, President Donald Trump signed the FY2020 Consolidated Appropriations bill (H.R. 1158) into law (Pub. L 116-93), finalizing appropriators’ efforts to combine…

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