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Space Foundation Statement Regarding President's FY2010 Budget Request for NASA

02/26/2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 26, 2009) -- The Space Foundation has released the following statement regarding the President's FY2010 Budget Request for NASA:

"The budget proposal for NASA represents a disappointingly small step in the right direction. It is far from what is needed if the U.S. is to stimulate the economy, create more high-tech jobs and hold on to its eroding leadership position in space," said Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham. "The proposed budget is a stay-the-course budget, not a budget for stimulus or change. Combined with the lingering absence of a NASA administrator, we are missing a golden opportunity to lead and inspire at a time when leadership and inspiration are crucial."

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is an international nonprofit organization advancing space-related endeavors to inspire, enable, and propel humanity. A leader in space awareness activities, major industry events, and educational enterprises that bring space into the classroom, the Space Foundation is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo. It conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has field representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla. The 25th National Space Symposium, the premier annual gathering of the global space community, will take place March 30 - April 2, 2009, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. Along with partnering organizations, the Space Foundation also conducts Space Business Forum: New York on June 4, 2009, in New York, N.Y., and Strategic Space and Defense 2009 from Oct. 6-8 in Omaha, Neb. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org.

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