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03/14/2013
On March 13, NASA announced its intent to withdraw from the global space community by not participating in the 29th National Space Symposium. This marks the first time in 29 years that NASA has so isolated itself.In a letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham wrote, "While we all appreciate the extreme pressures that NASA and other federal agencies are...
02/27/2013
Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham heavily cited the Space Foundation's recent publication, PIONEERING: Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Space, when he testified before the Subcommittee on Space today in Washington, D.C.The Subcommittee, which is part of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, held the hearing to review The Space Leadership Preservation Act of...
02/12/2013
Elliot Pulham, Space Foundation chief executive officer, was keynote speaker for Business Horizon Series: Free Enterprise and the Final Frontier, a program sponsored by the Space Foundation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and held Feb. 11 at the Anheuser-Busch Briefing Center in Washington, D.C.About 120 people attended the program, which examined the companies, investors...
02/08/2013
The Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program has issued a report Launch! Taking Colorado’s Space Economy to the Next Level. The report reflects six months of analysis by the Brookings Institution, in consultation with Colorado stakeholders orchestrated by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, and takes a look at Colorado’s space industry and...
02/05/2013
Colorado Springs Business Journal reporter Amy Gillentine spoke with Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham last month about PIONEERING: Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Space. The resulting article, published Jan. 31, quotes both supporters and detractors of the report.In the interview, Pulham talked about the process of socializing the report and the reaction from the space community:"For...
02/01/2013
In memory of the Columbia accident, two Space Foundation researchers have written a Huffington Post article commemorating the disaster, and summarizing recommendations for NASA from the Space Foundation's recently released report PIONEERING: Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Space.The report and the article were authored by G. Ryan Faith (pictured top right) and Micah Walter-Range (pictured bottom...
01/25/2013
Inspired by the Space Foundation's PIONEERING: Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Space report, Space Foundation Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight (and former NASA astronaut) Dr. Leroy Chiao penned an editorial that appeared on Discovery.com Jan. 24.Talking about the current state of manned space travel, Chiao says "What happened? Did America somehow lose, or see a diminished pioneering spirit...
01/09/2013
Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham will be featured on the radio program The Space Show®, hosted by Dr. David Livingston, where he will discuss the Space Foundation's recently released report, PIONEERING: Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Space.The broadcast can be heard live Friday, Jan. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to noon MST, at www.thespaceshow.com/live.htm. To ask a...
01/03/2013
UPDATE: The FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes language that significantly modernizes space-related provisions within the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) law, was signed into law by the President on Jan. 3, paving the way for the United States to become more competitive in the global space arena."For years, we have watched the U.S....
12/23/2012
UPDATE: The Space Foundation applauds passage of the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes language that significantly modernizes space-related provisions within the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) law, paving the way for the United States to become more competitive in the global space arena."For years, we have watched the U.S. lose ground against global...

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