Promoting global collaboration and cooperation is one of the critical contributions the Space Foundation makes to the space community.
During 2012, we participated in many international events and saw global partners more frequently integrated into all our programs.
- Australian Embassy Event: In honor of the long space endeavor partnership between the United States and Australia, we co-hosted a reception at the Australian Embassy in Washington, D.C., in February with Australian Ambassador Kim Beazley. More than 200 space leaders from government and industry attended.
- Isle of Man Visit: CEO Elliot Pulham and Vice President - Education Iain Probert spent two days in the Isle of Man in February for a series of meetings, education presentations and media interviews designed to enhance the relationship between the U.S. and Isle of Man space industries.
- Global Symposium: The 28th National Space Symposium was more global than ever with almost 40 nations represented, including speakers and exhibitors from multiple nations, our first international Teacher Liaison attendee and our first-ever totally non-U.S. inductee into the Space Technology Hall of Fame®.
- International Visitor: In June, the Space Foundation's Space Across the Curriculum program had its first-ever international participant, a teacher from the Isle of Man, who participated in a graduate-level Earth science class in Colorado Springs.
- Radio Talk: In August, Pulham participated in a panel discussion about the future of space on The World Today, Australia's leading afternoon radio current affairs radio program.
- UN Meeting: At the 55th session of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) in early June in Vienna, Austria, Space Foundation Senior Vice President - Strategic & International Affairs Steve Eisenhart gave a technical presentation and we co-hosted a reception with the U.S. State Department for the delegates and staff of the Office of Outer Space Affairs.
- Delegations: The Space Foundation hosted visits from officials from the Slovenian Centre of Excellence for Space Sciences and Technologies and the Mexican Space Agency (Agencia Espacial Mexicana).
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