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Report from Falcon 9 Launch
by Colleen Parith, Marketing & Communications Specialist12:45 a.m., Monday, July 19, Cape Canaveral, Florida READ MORE »
RoboGlove: Space Technology Making Work Easier on Earth
General Motors (GM) recently announced its plans to use robotic glove technology developed for use in space. Through a partnership with NASA and a licensing agreement with Bioservo Technologies AB, a Swedish medical technology company, the RoboGlove will be available for industrial use to assist workers using hand tools. Sensors in the glove strengthen the grip and movement of a human hand, easing worker fatigue.The glove uses robotic technology currently in use on the International Space Station. READ MORE »
Space Foundation Discovery Center Welcomes 100,000 Visitors
At the end of July, the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs achieved a landmark goal of welcoming more than 100,000 visitors. The Discovery Center, which opened in late 2012, is the region's only space, science and technology attraction, and has become a destination for visitors to the Pikes Peak region. READ MORE »
Space Foundation Supports United Launch Alliance and Ball Aerospace Interns' Record-setting Launch
On July 24, a 50-feet-tall high-power sport rocket carried payloads thousands of feet above Fort Carson Army Post, the largest sport rocket to launch anywhere in the world. This student rocket launch carried payloads weighing in at more than 1,200 pounds and generating 6,600 pounds of thrust off the launch pad. The event also included launch of a 10-feet-tall "Genesis" rocket, and was sponsored by United Launch Alliance (ULA), Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and the Space Foundation.   READ MORE »
The View From Here 100,000 Reasons We Appreciate Your Support Second View Growing an Organic Workforce Top News Network with Top Space Innovators and Investors at the Space Technology & Investment Forum Space Foundation Discovery Center Welcomes 10 READ MORE »
Submit Nominations Now for the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award
The Space Foundation is currently accepting nominations for its highest honor -- the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award, presented annually in honor of its late, long-time chairman, retired U.S. Air Force General James E. Hill, at a special luncheon held during the Space Symposium. READ MORE »
Supporting the Workforce Pipeline
The Space Foundation is addressing the nationwide concern about the need to build a skilled workforce for the future. Its new Space in the Community program provides a long-game approach to growing an organic workforce, starting at the grass roots level by establishing a STEM education program that builds interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through instruction and presentations for teachers, students, parents and the entire community. READ MORE »
The Value of Networking: One Connection Can Make All the Difference
by Bernadette Maisel, Space Foundation Director - Customer Relations and New Generation Program Lead READ MORE »
You Don’t Need to be an Astronaut to Get to Space
by Colleen Parith, Marketing & Communications Specialist READ MORE »