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02/05/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 5, 2010) -- Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space Programs, Gary Payton, spoke Feb. 4 at a Space Foundation Correspondents Group gathering in Washington, D.C. At the meeting, he spoke to reporters about the new Air Force budget, including plans for space protection, operationally responsive space (ORS), and satellite programs. He noted that there are...
12/11/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 11, 2009) -- The Space Foundation provided NASA's new associate administrator for public affairs an opportunity to talk with reporters at a Space Foundation Correspondents Group (SFCG) breakfast on Dec. 10 in Washington, D.C. Morrie Goodman, who has been in his position seven weeks, told the group he feels that NASA's biggest challenge will be continuing to inspire...
12/08/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 8, 2009) -- The Space Foundation, in partnership with the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA), held the last Space Power Lecture Breakfast of 2009 Dec. 8 in Washington, D.C. Featured speaker Norm Augustine, chairman of the Future of U.S. Human Spaceflight Plans Committee and former Lockheed Martin chairman and chief executive officer,...
11/20/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 20, 2009) -- Marty Hauser, Space Foundation vice president for Washington operations, Research and Analysis, represented the organization at a Congressional hearing this week, hosted by the House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics. Hauser (pictured) warned that the U.S. is rapidly losing a...
11/18/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 19, 2009) -- A Space Foundation white paper on the benefits of space technology in developing countries was well received on Capitol Hill this week. Titled Space Applications for International Development, the paper recommends that governments in developing nations consider investing in affordable ground technology to provide satellite communication access in rural...
10/05/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 6, 2009) -- Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham participated with other space experts in an Oct. 5 Internet radio panel discussion about the potential implications of the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee report, which is expected to be released later this month. The discussion on The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston can be...
07/27/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 28, 2009) -- Dr. Peter Wegner, director of the Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., addressed an audience of 62 government and industry leaders and Congressional members and their staffs at a Space Power Lecture Breakfast today in Washington, D.C.The breakfast was jointly sponsored by the Space Foundation and the National...
07/16/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 17, 2009) -- PHOTO BY CARRIE RUSSELLSpace “is the bedrock of America’s economic and strategic power,” but the U.S. government needs to improve the acquisition of space systems in order to maximize the benefits of space investment.This was part of the feedback Space Foundation Board member Patti Grace Smith gave to the House Committee on Science and Technology's...
07/13/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 14, 2009) -- Jim Maser, president of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR), speaking this morning at a Space Foundation Correspondents Group breakfast in Washington, D.C., said that the U.S. needs a long-term vision for space to allow industry to better align human resources and research and development dollars with government plans. He said the unstable and...
06/25/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 26, 2009) -- The Space Foundation and the Secure World Foundation co-hosted a standing-room-only policy briefing on space weapons earlier this week in Washington, D.C.The audience comprised primarily congressional staff, representing the House and the Senate at both an office and a committee level. Other attendees included representatives from a number of major...

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