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Space Foundation Opens Nomination Period For 2022 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award

Recognizing Outstanding Individuals Who Have Distinguished Themselves Through Lifetime Contributions Space Foundation’s highest award, to be presented at 37th Space Symposium Nomination period is Oct. 12–Dec. 6, 2021 Nomination guidelines and contact information detailed herein COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Oct. 12, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global…

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Space4U Podcast: Dr. Kathryn Thornton, Former NASA Astronaut

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In this episode: We meet Dr. Kathryn Thornton, former NASA astronaut and current Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Thornton was selected by NASA in May 1984, became the third woman to walk in space, and the first woman…

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Transcript: Space4U podcast, Dr. Kathryn C. Thornton

Hello, this is Zakary Watson with Space Foundation, and you’re listening to the Space4U podcast. Space4U is designed to tell the stories of the people who make today’s space exploration and global space ecosystem. Today we are joined by Dr. Kathryn Thornton, a former NASA astronaut and a current Professor Emeritus at the University of…

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Dr. Sally Ride — Physicist, Astronaut, Educator

Dr. Sally Ride was a pioneer in space exploration, a physicist and a science educator. She shattered barriers throughout her remarkable and multi-faceted life, opening doors for others — especially young women in the U.S. and around the world. Ride graduated from Stanford University with a double major in physics and English. At the time,…

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Space Foundation 12th Annual International Student Art Contest Now Open for Submissions

Contest Encourages Student Artists Worldwide to ‘Shoot for the Moon’ 2022 contest theme is “Living, Working and Playing on the Moon” Student artists ages 3-18 are invited to enter Entries due by Jan. 19, 2022, noon UTC COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Oct. 4, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for…

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Apply Now To Become a Space Foundation International Teacher Liaison

Application deadline: Oct. 30, 2021 Program has provided new skills/strategies to 300-plus global members since 2004 Educators connect with peers who use space-inspired education in the classroom COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sept. 30, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that it is accepting…

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Space Foundation Names Ad Astra Media Newest Space Certification Partner

Company Shares Content Through Multiple Media Outlets To Reach Diverse Young Audiences COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sept. 20, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that Ad Astra Media, a Latino-owned STEAM media company, is the organization’s newest Space Certification Partner. Space Foundation’s Space…

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Ball Aerospace’s Land Imaging Instrument on NASA’s Landsat 9 Satellite Launches Successfully

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 27, 2021 — The Ball Aerospace-built Operational Land Imager 2 (OLI-2) instrument successfully launched today aboard Landsat 9, the latest in a series of joint missions between NASA and the United States Geological Society (USGS) that has provided essential monitoring of key natural and economic resources from orbit for nearly 50 years.…

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Space Foundation To Join Annual World Space Week Celebrations With Virtual and In-Person Events

Events daily, beginning Monday, Oct. 4 and extending through Oct. 10 Homeschool Days return in-person, featuring the launch of the Lucy Mission Discovery Center visitors all receive a free 3D-printed, space-themed miniature COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sept. 27, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today…

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Space4U Podcast: Jay Chattaway, longtime Star Trek series music and score composer

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In this episode: We meet Jay Chattaway, an Emmy award-winning composer who has been nominated nine times for his work in television, particularly for the hit Star Trek series. In addition to his television work, Jay has composed scores for more than 30 feature films. Chattaway is also the producer of many Grammy-winning music projects,…

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