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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 27, 2002) -- The future of satellite Internet and its services, obstacles and opportunities is the subject of a unique space applications panel, `Internet 3:The Case for Space,` at the International Space Symposium, scheduled September 10-13 in Toulouse. Panelists, including a network solutions leader, a leader in advanced digital fixed satellite systems and services and a noted futurist and consultant will address the viability of near and long term satellite Internet capabilities. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 5, 2002) -- The Space Foundation announced today the major event sponsors and exhibitors supporting the International Space Symposium. The symposium takes place September 10-13 in Toulouse. Major event sponsors are Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), Astrium and Alcatel Space, collectively sponsoring the festive opening ceremonies. Later in the week, the Honorable Philippe Douste-Blazy, mayor of Toulouse, will host a special reception at La Capitole. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 2, 2002) -- The Space Foundation announced today the addition of several key satellite industry executives as confirmed speakers for the International Space Symposium, to be held here September 10-13. Michael Cook, vice president and general manager of the SPACEWAY Business Group of Hughes Network Systems and David Hartshorn, secretary general of Global VSAT Forum, will both participate in "Internet 3: The Case for Space" - a panel discussion set for Sept. 12. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 2, 2002) -- `If you want to get kids interested in science, tie it to space or dinosaurs,` said Dr. Gary Coulter, lead `Biology and Physical Research` Space Discovery course instructor and professor at Colorado State University. The weeklong graduate course, conducted by the Space Foundation, recently took place at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). Nearly 30 K-12 educators from across the country participated. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 22, 2002) -- `If kids love what they're doing they'll learn from it, and kids love space,` said Juanita Hutto, 3rd grade bilingual math, science and social studies teacher at Dunn Elementary in Houston. Hutto was one of 16 teachers encouraged by her school district to take the `Rocketry and the Biology of Living in Space` Space Discovery graduate course conducted by the Space Foundation. Twenty-seven K-12 educators participated in the weeklong course, held July 8-12 at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 16, 2002) -- Nominations for the second annual presentation of the Space Foundation's highest individual award are being accepted now through September 27, 2002. The General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award honors the Foundation's long-time chairman, the late Gen. James E. Hill. The Space Foundation Board of Directors selects the honoree, who will then be honored at the 19th National Space Symposium, April 7-10, 2003. The General James E. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 12, 2002) -- Space Foundation president and chief executive officer Elliot G. Pulham urged the United Nations this week to continue to work to promote the exploration, development and utilization of space by all nations. Speaking before the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space at their annual meetings in Vienna, Pulham urged the member nations to be ever mindful of not just the scientific and technical benefits of space exploration, but also of the human benefits as well. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.(May. 21, 2002) -- According to every national poll, space is one of the two most exciting subjects for children. This summer, K-12 educators can learn how to Launch Learning Excitement with space in their classrooms during the Space Foundation's Space Discovery graduate courses in Colorado Springs. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 21, 2002) -- The Space Foundation, in association with Space News and the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), will host the 2002 International Space Symposium in Toulouse, France. CNES, the French Space Agency, is the host sponsoring space agency for the gathering of global space leaders, to be held at the Centre de Congres -- Pierre Baudis, September 10-13, 2002. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 14, 2002) -- The Space Foundation will provide testimony later today to the Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry when they convene for their third public meeting in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, which is open to the public, the commissioners will hear testimony and conduct deliberations on space policy, industrial base and work force issues from a large group of key industry leaders. A question and answer period will follow. Space Foundation President and CEO Elliot G. READ MORE »