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Space4U Podcast: Steven Hawley — Former NASA Astronaut, Hubble Space Telescope & Chandra X-ray Observatory Missions

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In this episode: We meet Dr. Steven Hawley, Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas, and former NASA astronaut who’s flown on five Space Shuttle missions. In those missions, Hawley had major roles in the deployment and later upkeep of the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as the launch of the…

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Transcript: Space4U podcast, Steven Hawley

Hello, I’m Rich Cooper of Space Foundation. And this is Space4U. A podcast dedicated to sharing the stories, insights, and reflections of the diverse men and women who are part of today’s space adventure. Human history is filled with stories about the ideas and insights people have had when they looked into the night skies…

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Inventor Dean Kamen: A Special Space4U Video Interview

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Inventors and creators are gamechangers. They not only revolutionize our lives, but there’s an even more precious group of these people who also save lives. Dean Kamen is one of those revolutionary and unique people who does both. Kamen is an engineer, inventor, and businessman who holds more than 1,000 patents. He is best known…

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Space Foundation Names Sun Bulb Company, Inc. Newest Space Certification Partner

Sun Bulb Distributes Home Gardening Plant Food Originally Formulated To Grow Food on International Space Station COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dec. 15, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that Sun Bulb Company, Inc. is the organization’s newest Space Certification Partner. Space Foundation’s Space…

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Ball Aerospace-Built Spacecraft for NASA X-Ray Astrophysics Mission Successfully Launches from Kennedy Space Center

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Cape Canaveral, Fla., Dec. 9, 2021 — NASA’s Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer spacecraft built by Ball Aerospace successfully launched today aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After reaching its final orbital position, the small explorer will begin its mission of observing polarized X-rays from extreme objects, such as neutron…

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Space4U Podcast: Dorit Donoviel — Director, Translational Research Institute for Space Health

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In this episode: We meet Dr. Dorit Donoviel, director of the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH). She is also director of the Biomedical Innovation Laboratory and associate professor of Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Donoviel’s work revolves around performing research and developing strategies aimed at reducing health and safety risks to…

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Transcript: Space4U podcast, Dorit Donoviel

Hello, welcome to the Space4U Podcast. I’m Zakary Watson with Space Foundation. Space4U is designed to tell the stories of the people who make today’s space exploration and global space ecosystem possible. Joining us today is Dr. Dorit Donoviel, Director of Translational Research Institute for Space Health, also known as TRISH. She is the Director…

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Dr. Janet Kavandi of Sierra Space Honored with 36th Women in Aerospace Lifetime Achievement Award

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LOUISVILLE, Colo, December 3, 2021 – Sierra Space President Dr. Janet Kavandi was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the 36th Women in Aerospace Awards (WIA) for her outstanding contributions to aerospace. Women in Aerospace is a leading professional organization dedicated to expanding women’s opportunities for leadership, education and visibility in the aerospace community. Women in…

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Shelli Brunswick, Space Foundation Recognized as a Winner of Global Technology Leadership at the WomenTech Global Awards 2021

WomenTech Network announced the winners during the live award ceremony that celebrated 100,000 women, minorities and allies in tech. Shelli Brunswick, chief operating officer of Space Foundation, was chosen as a winner at the largest virtual awards celebration in technology for women, minorities and their allies, WomenTech Global Awards 2021 by WomenTech Network, the world’s…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending December 3, 2021

This week in Washington, D.C., the Biden/Harris Administration convened its first National Space Council meeting, signed an Executive Order on the National Space Council, called for new international norms of behavior in the wake of the Russian ASAT test, and NASA announced new partnerships to develop a commercial space station. The government avoids shutdown with…

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