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01/21/2014
Washington, D.C. (Jan. 21, 2014) - The board of directors of the Space Foundation conducted its annual meeting today, electing the following officers and directors:Lon C. Levin, co-founder of XM Satellite Radio, and president of SkySevenVentures, was elected chairman of the boardADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN (Ret.), former commander, United States Strategic Command, and former president and chief...
07/23/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 23, 2013) - Weather satellites are an essential component of U.S. weather monitoring and forecasting, saving lives and generating billions of dollars in benefits for the nation every year. The Space Foundation released a white paper today that provides an overview of U.S. weather satellite systems and their benefits, as well as a list of recommendations to help...
04/02/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 2, 2013) - The global space economy grew to $304.31 billion in commercial revenue and government budgets in 2012, reflecting growth of 6.7 percent from the 2011 total of $285.33 billion. Commercial activity - space products and services and commercial infrastructure - drove much of this increase. From 2007 through 2012, the total has grown by 37 percent.Commercial...
02/27/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2013) - The Inspiration Mars Foundation, an organization founded by private space traveler Dennis Tito, held a press conference today to detail plans for the first human mission to Mars in 2018.Speaking at the news conference, Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham (pictured, left) cited the plan as a powerful new platform that aligns...
02/26/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 26, 2013) - Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham will cite the Space Foundation's recent publication, PIONEERING: Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Space, when he testifies before the Subcommittee on Space Feb. 27 in Washington, D.C.The Subcommittee on Space, which is part of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, is reviewing The...
12/21/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 21, 2012) - The Space Foundation, an independent non-profit space advocacy organization, applauds yesterday's House of Representatives passage of the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes language that significantly modernizes space-related language provisions within the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) law, paving the way for the...
12/04/2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 4, 2012) - In a report released today, the Space Foundation made a number of recommendations for strengthening the focus, oversight and funding of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and strengthening the U.S. civil space program.Among the major changes recommended in PIONEERING: Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Space, which was unveiled today in...
10/03/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 3, 2012) – Beginning on Oct. 9, the Space Foundation Visitors Center will be open to the public every Tuesday and Thursday and the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To celebrate the first public day, former NASA astronaut and Space Foundation Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight Dr. Leroy Chiao will be at the Visitors Center signing autographs...
04/05/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 5, 2012) -- The global space economy grew to $289.77 billion in 2011, reflecting a surprisingly robust single-year expansion of 12.2 percent and five-year growth of 41 percent* in a global economy that has been suppressed in many other sectors. The new global space economic numbers come from the Space Foundation's publication, The Space Report 2012: The...
04/05/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 5, 2012) -- Published by the Space Foundation, The Space Report 2012: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity is the definitive annual overview of the global space industry and serves as a valuable resource for government and business leaders, educators, financial analysts, students and space-related businesses.The book details how the global...

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