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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 5, 2003) -- The Space Foundation announced today that James `Jim` Jannette has been promoted to the position of Chief of Staff. Jannette had previously served as Space Foundation Vice President of Marketing and Communications and director of marketing, since joining the Space Foundation in 2000. Jannette is responsible for the day-to-day business operations of the Space Foundation and provides leadership in establishing procedures and processes. He acts for the President and Chief Executive Officer in his absence. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 4, 2003) -- Nominations for the 2004 presentation of the Space Foundation's highest individual honor are being accepted now through Oct. 17, 2003. The General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award is presented in memory of the Foundation's long-time chairman, the late General James E. Hill, USAF (Retired). READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.(Aug. 1, 2003) -- The Space Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2004 Space Technology Hall of Fame. All nominations are due to the Space Foundation by October 31, 2003. The Space Technology Hall of Fame honors technologies and innovators who have transformed space-based technology into commercial products and services. The Cochlear Hearing Implant, the high efficiency Digital Latching Valve, and the Humanitarian Demining Device were among the technologies honored in the 2003 Space Technology Hall of Fame. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 22, 2003) -- The Space Foundation recently wrapped up its `Rocketry and the Biology of Living in Space` Space Discovery graduate course, a unique hands- on experience for educators to gain new skills and content knowledge in math, science and aerospace studies. The course was held July 7-11 at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 25, 2003) -- The space-related components, strategies and requirements of United States Strategic Command and how these affect the space industry will be the focus of Strategic Space 2003, a two-day national security space conference, 2-4 September 2003 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Omaha, Neb. The conference agenda now includes welcoming and networking receptions, two continental breakfasts, and two luncheons. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 19, 2003) -- NASA has selected the Space Foundation to form a "Blue Ribbon Panel" to develop new educator astronaut evaluative criteria. Led by Dr. Patricia "Patty" Arnold, Space Foundation Vice President of Education and Workforce Development, the nine-member panel is meeting at Space Foundation headquarters for an intensive five-week effort before submitting final criteria to NASA on July 3rd. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 17, 2003) -- "The ability of humans to explore Mars has never been better, and the desire to do so has never been greater," said Space Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Elliot G. Pulham in applauding the launch this month of three near-simultaneous Mars exploration missions. Two robotic Mars explorers one European and one American launched recently on a seven-month journey to explore the red planet. Another U.S. mission launches soon. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 17, 2003) -- Space Foundation President & Chief Executive Officer Elliot G. Pulham today urged the member nations of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) to consider how space technology spin-offs can effectively be used to improve life on Earth. Pulham highlighted several space spin-off technologies as examples, including the Humanitarian Demining Device, Digital Latching Valve, VisiScreen Ocular Screening System, and Cochlear Implant. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 5, 2003) -- The RNASA Foundation (Rotary National Award for Space Achievement) of Houston, Texas, recently honored Elliot G. Pulham, Space Foundation President & Chief Executive Officer, with its Space Communicator Award. The award recognizes Pulham for his unique and diverse contributions to the public's awareness and understanding of our nation's space programs - civil, commercial and military. The award was presented at a black tie event in Houston. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 5, 2003) -- Several Space Foundation industry partners have already secured a supporting role as sponsors at Strategic Space 2003. Strategic Space is a highly focused, national security space conference, which takes place 2-4 September 2003 in Omaha, Neb., in support of America's strategic space forces. The new conference includes featured speakers, panel sessions and networking opportunities. Strategic Space sponsors are READ MORE »