Space Awareness

An op-ed by Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor appeared in the July 16, 2019, special Apollo 11 at 50 issue of SpaceNews. In it, Zelibor reflects on seeing the moon landing on television as a teenager and has credited that experience with his decision to pursue a career in flying.
No successful space mission is a single “Hail Mary” shot to a distant point. Developing the knowledge and technologies needed to operate in space is inherently iterative. While the “firsts” in NASA history—first orbit, first lunar landing, first space station and more—stand out as milestones in America’s space exploration, the gritty work of iterating to achieve those firsts is rarely a straight… Read more
Today, the Colorado Springs Gazette published an op-ed by Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor, "Lessons from Apollo — Building the Teams that Make History."
History was made 50 years ago today with humankind's first steps on the Moon. Today, the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs celebrated the Apollo 11 Moon landing with a full day of rockets, rovers, robotics and real-life adventures in space as presented by former NASA astronaut Duane "Digger" Carey.
Our thanks to Raytheon for sponsoring today's Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.
The Space Foundation's commemoration of the Apollo 11 mission continues with this article by Space Foundation Senior Analyst John Holst. One very early morning in May 1965, fire emerged from the Earth and disappeared into Florida's night sky. The fire, a Saturn I rocket launch plume, propelled an unmanned payload for NASA's Apollo program into space.
The Space Foundation's remembrance of the events leading up to the Apollo 11 mission continues with this article by Space Foundation Senior Analyst John Holst about the Lunar Orbiter Program satellites.
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 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 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.

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