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04/09/2014
On April 9, Space Foundation Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight, Leroy Chiao, Ph.D., testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's Subcommittee on Science and Space at the a hearing titled, "From Here to Mars."The committee heard testimony from experts on NASA exploration strategy, international cooperation in space and commercial space efforts.In his...
10/09/2013
This week the Space Foundation held a briefing in Washington, D.C., regarding Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and the status of the U.S. Air Force Space Fence Program.Panelists included:Robert Curbeam, Vice President for Mission Assurance, Quality & Raytheon Six Sigma, Integrated Defense Systems, RaytheonSteve Bruce, Vice President for Integrated Warfare Systems and Sensors, Advanced...
07/16/2013
Space Foundation Research Analyst Dr. Mariel Borowitz was a featured panelist at the Secure World Foundation event on July 15, Earth Observation Satellite Data-Sharing: Policies and Partnerships.About 70 people attended the discussion, held at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., including academics and representatives from the Canadian and French embassies and from...
05/30/2013
Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) brought more than 50 aerospace executives, university and K-12 officials and government leaders to the Space Foundation in Colorado Springs on Thursday, May 30, for a tour and presentations on Colorado's space economy, with a particular focus on its military roots.The stop was part of a day-long "Front Range Aerospace Bus Tour" Bennet is hosting with the Space...
05/02/2013
On May 1, the Space Foundation conducted a briefing on Capitol Hill for almost 50 government officials and congressional staffers to discuss the findings published in The Space Report 2013: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity.The Space Report, published annually by the Space Foundation, contains worldwide space facts and figures and is illustrated with photographs, charts...
04/12/2013
The 29th National Space Symposium concluded Thursday night with the gala Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner® and the Reception in Celebration of the New Generation Space Leaders.The event proved a successful accomplishment in a challenging year with 9,000 total participants from more than 30 nations. Among the participants were:Approximately 160 exhibitors, including 33 that...
04/11/2013
One of the most intriguing panel discussions at the 29th National Space Symposium was conducted by members of the Inspiration Mars Foundation, discussing plans for a manned Mars mission in 2018. Comments included responses to questions from the audience. Key issues addressed included building a robust life support system for the mission and creating a feasible launch and landing...
04/11/2013
GenCorp President and Chief Executive Officer Scott J. Seymour spoke to the 29th National Space Symposium audience on April 11, beginning his speech by reflecting on why the Space Symposium attendees have chosen space as their passion. He said that a primary reason is "harnessing space to protect the freedoms we cherish ... ensuring those freedoms for future generations and...
04/11/2013
Michael C. Gass, president and chief executive officer, United Launch Alliance (ULA), was corporate host of the Space Symposium's Acquisition Luncheon which was co-sponsored by ULA. He introduced featured speaker, Brig. Gen. Roger W. Teague, USAF, director, strategic plans, programs and analyses, Air Force Space Command.Teague began, "We're reminded that the world is still a very dangerous place...
04/11/2013
The Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium brought together senior state officials from across the United States. In addition to speaking at and participating in the Space Symposium, they also gathered to attend a meeting of the Aerospace States Association.Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell spoke at the Space Symposium and emphasized the important role of state government in the...

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