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Air Force Director of Space Operations Addresses Space Foundation Correspondent’s Group

August 2, 2008
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On July 8, the Space Foundation hosted a Space Foundation Correspondent’s Group (SFCG) featuring Col. John Riordan, USAF, director of space operations at U.S. Air Force Headquarters. Riordan, who recently returned from a year long deployment in Southwest Asia, spoke about his experiences supporting space activities in conjunction with Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Riordan was the…

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Report from Washington

July 2, 2008
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In June, the Space Foundation hosted a Space Foundation Correspondent’s Group event in Washington, D.C., with Dr. Richard Gilbrech, NASA Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems. Gilbrech outlined the status of the Constellation program and its various components including the J2-X engine, the launch abort system, and the Orion capsule. Meanwhile, Congress continues its work on…

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Gilbrech Addresses Space Foundation Correspondent’s Group

July 2, 2008
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On June 4, 2008, the Space Foundation hosted a Space Foundation Correspondent’s Group (SFCG) event. NASA Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems Dr. Richard Gilbrech addressed reporters from publications including national, trade, and wire services. Gilbrech is responsible for leading the development of the new spacecraft that will return U.S. astronauts to the moon and travel to…

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Report from Washington

June 2, 2008
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May is a traditionally busy month in Washington, D.C., and this was no exception. The Space Foundation’s Washington, D.C., office was busy with a variety of events and activities, including briefings for decision-makers on The Space Report 2008: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity. Other highlights include the second Congressional Space Power Caucus breakfast…

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Space Foundation Hosts Commercial Satellite Communications Briefing

June 2, 2008
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On May 6, the Space Foundation hosted an educational briefing for congressional staff in Washington, D.C., as part of the Foundation’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness of, knowledge about, and support for space-related issues. The briefing focused on commercial satellite communications service providers and their interaction with the Department of Defense (DoD). The speakers were…

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Report from Washington, D.C.

May 2, 2008
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April was a busy month for the Space Foundation’s Washington, D.C., office. The Space Report 2008: the Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, produced by the Space Foundation’s Research and Analysis division, was released on April 8, 2008. Well received by the space industry, business community, and media, the release has generated a significant amount…

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Report from Washington, D.C.

April 2, 2008
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The Space Foundation will release The Space Report 2008: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity in conjunction with the 24th National Space Symposium. This year’s edition, which covers primarily 2007 data, contains information on global space budgets and revenues, workforce issues, and a yearly summary and analysis of the Space Foundation Index. The early…

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Space Foundation and APL Hold Space Weather Briefing

April 2, 2008
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The Space Foundation and The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, hosted a briefing in Washington, D.C., for congressional staff on space weather and its impacts. Held on February 28, this briefing was part of the Foundation’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness of, knowledge about, and support for space-related issues. It featured presentations from a…

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Air Force Chief Scientist Addresses Space Foundation Correspondent's Group

April 2, 2008
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The Space Foundation’s Washington, D.C., office hosted a Space Foundation Correspondent’s Group (SFCG) meeting on March 5, 2008. Air Force Chief Scientist Dr. Mark Lewis, the featured speaker, addressed reporters representing national, trade, and wire services. Lewis is charged with looking at the total spectrum of science and technology across the United States Air Force.…

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Report from Washington, D.C.

March 2, 2008
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On February 27, the Space Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association hosted the first Congressional Space Power Caucus breakfast of the year. The featured speaker, Gen. C. Robert Kehler, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command, addressed a number of issues including the importance of space to the warfighter and the major areas of focus…

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