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Space4U Podcast: Joe Urso, Founder/CEO ActivePure Technologies

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In this episode: We meet Joe Urso, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ActivePure Technologies, LLC. Urso purchased the former Electrolux North America in 1998 and has transformed the company into what is now an industry leader in creating healthy indoor environments. Their air-cleansing technology, initially used exclusively by NASA on space missions, has been reengineered for use…

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Statement by Tom Zelibor, Space Foundation CEO, on the Successful Landing of NASA’s Perseverance Rover on Mars

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Feb. 18, 2021 — Tom Zelibor, CEO of Space Foundation, a 501(c)(3) global space advocate for nearly 40 years, made a statement today on the successful outcome of the Mars Perseverance rover mission. “On behalf of the Space Foundation team, congratulations to NASA and the entire Perseverance team on today’s successful…

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L3Harris Technologies to Provide Critical Communications Link in NASA’s Mars Rover Exploration Mission

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Highlights: Will connect rover with overhead obiters for important communications link Enables controllers to issue instructions and receive feedback Highlights 20-year legacy providing data transmission for every rover mission since 2001 MELBOURNE, Fla., FEBRUARY 16, 2021 – L3Harris Technologies’ (NYSE:LHX) avionics and communications technology will provide a critical link that enables NASA to control the…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion to Enable NASA Perseverance Rover’s Landing on Mars

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REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 17, 2021 – Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion will play a critical role in the Feb. 18 landing of NASA’s Perseverance rover on the surface of Mars. Perseverance will be NASA’s 9th landing on Mars and Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion has played a role on all of these missions. Designed and built by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory,…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Receives Contract for up to Two More MMRTGs for Future Deep Space Exploration Missions

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LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 12, 2021 – Aerojet Rocketdyne recently received a contract award to deliver up to two Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (MMRTG) to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for use in future planetary science missions. MMRTGs are radioisotope power systems that have been used as reliable electrical power sources on multiple deep space…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jon Royce

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These Volunteer Spotlight articles profile some of the interesting and dedicated people who make Space Foundation programs possible. We could not do the work that we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers. This week, we are featuring Space Foundation volunteer Jon Royce. Professionally, Jon retired from his position as Coordinator of…

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Space4U Podcast: Jack Gregg, Author of ‘The Cosmos Economy’

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In this episode: We meet Dr. Jack Gregg, author of the forthcoming book The Cosmos Economy, currently scheduled for publication on March 14, 2021. Dr. Gregg has served in corporate learning as the Founding Dean of the Space Sector Corporate University at Northrop Grumman, and in the nonprofit sector as Executive Director of the California…

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Ball Aerospace Selected to Integrate and Test “Sailcraft” for NASA Solar Propulsion Technology Demonstration

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BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 10, 2021 — Ball Aerospace has been selected to support Solar Cruiser, a NASA small satellite technology demonstration on the use of solar photons for propulsion in space. Ball will perform several mission-critical functions, including the integration and test of the satellite bus with the solar sail system that will form the completed…

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Ball Aerospace to Build Spacecraft for NASA Heliophysics Science Mission

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The mission, called GLIDE, will help researchers understand Earth’s exosphere BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 9, 2021 — Ball Aerospace was selected to build the spacecraft for NASA’s Global Lyman-alpha Imager of the Dynamic Exosphere (GLIDE) heliophysics science Mission of Opportunity. GLIDE will study variability in Earth’s exosphere, the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere where it touches space, by…

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Space Foundation Names Aspen Laser Systems, LLC as Space Certification Program Partner

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Targeted Laser Therapy Adapted From Technology Devised for NASA Treats conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis, and acute joint or muscle injuries Provides new option for helping patients with pain management and recovery Triggers a cellular response, stimulating the body to heal itself COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Feb. 8, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate…

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