Space Awareness

The Space Foundation's commemoration of the Apollo 11 Moon landing continues with this article by Space Foundation Senior Analyst John Holst about the conclusion of the Gemini Project.   Walking toward their rocket, two astronauts had signs taped to their backs. Instead of victims of a "Kick me" joke, the astronauts were the joke perpetrators with one sign displaying the word "THE" and the other… Read more
The success of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969 made possible our adventures in space today and laid a foundation for future achievements in space. The Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs is celebrating the Apollo 11 Moon landing with a spectacular family event on July 20, made possible by premier sponsor Raytheon. The day will begin with "Breakfast with an Astronaut,"… Read more
The Space Foundation's commemoration of the Apollo 11 mission continues with this article by Space Foundation Senior Analyst John Holst about a Gemini mission landmark.
The Space Foundation's commemoration of the Apollo missions continues with this article by Space Foundation Senior Analyst John Holst about a Gemini mission landmark. Gemini IV: There's a Starman Walking in the Sky by John Holst, Space Foundation Senior Analyst Twenty-three minutes outside a capsule in microgravity. That's how long U.S. astronaut Edward White floated in space in June 1965, a… Read more
The Space Foundation’s year-long commemoration of the Apollo missions continues with this article written by Space Foundation Senior Analyst John Holst about an amusing Gemini incident involving two future Apollo astronauts. by John Holst, Space Foundation Senior Analyst
The Space Foundation's year-long commemoration of the Apollo missions continues with this article written by Space Foundation Senior Analyst John Holst, remembering the Apollo 1 astronauts. by John Holst, Space Foundation Senior Analyst In between September's mission success of Gemini XI and the last scheduled Gemini mission in November 1966, NASA, in October, brought more public focus on the… Read more
The Space Foundation begins its year-long commemoration of the Apollo missions of 1969 with subject matter from its new thematic calendar -- human spaceflight. The Apollo missions laid a foundation for our current and future successes in space. This article, written by Space Foundation Senior Analyst John Holst, examines how NASA astronauts have changed over the decades and how the risks they… Read more
Until recent years, Colin Cantwell was not a name known by many, although nearly everyone recognizes his work. Cantwell designed and constructed prototypes for the spaceships in the original Star Wars movies, including the X-Wing Fighter, Landspeeder, Sandcrawler and the infamous Death Star.
This summer at the Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is exploring the fascinating world of spacesuits. Here are five things about spacesuits that you may not know.  
The Space Foundation was pleased to host the annual meeting of the Space Agency Technology Transfer Officers (SATTO) in April. As an off-agenda addition to the 34th Space Symposium, the meeting included a lengthy discussion of how the Space Foundation’s leading Space Awareness Programs can assist space agencies with their technology transfer efforts.

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