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Year-End Newsletter from Washington D.C.

As the holiday season begins, all eyes in D.C. are focused on the House’s debate on the Articles of Impeachment. Lawmakers nevertheless made substantial efforts in passing the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Wednesday (Dec. 11) which authorizes a new Space Force and $738 billion for defense.   Upcoming Events Dec. 17 –…

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Report: U.S. Students’ Future in the STEM Workforce at Risk

As alarmist as the term “STEM Crisis” may sound, it’s the best phrase that can be used to describe declining U.S. student achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects today. Talent shortfalls in these areas threaten future American leadership in related job fields — not the least of which being space exploration and…

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Youngstown looks to jump aboard growing global space economy

Shelli Brunswick

*This piece was originally published by WFMJ And today officials say the global space economy is worth more than 400 billion dollars and predict that number to grow into the trillions over the next 20 years. It’s been more than 50 years since we put a man on the moon. And today, officials say the…

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In the Wake of a Shooting Star: “Space Cowgirl” Event Lassos Kids’ Interest in Space

As a young girl growing up in communities around Nashville, Tenn., Lydia Touchton developed an early love for space and the cosmos. So much so, that she came to be affectionately known among her friends and family as the “Space Cowgirl.” As the years passed, Lydia found herself living her dream: pursuing a modeling career…

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Washington, D.C. Space Activity Updates

The Space Foundation’s Washington, D.C., team prepares this weekly report of space activity on the Hill. It is published each Monday on the Space Foundation homepage. Space Industry Updates Friday, Oct. 4, marked the beginning of World Space Week, a global celebration of space activity. Twenty years ago, the United Nations declared that World Space…

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World Space Week Canadian Reception Celebrates Space Foundation Art Contest

The Space Foundation has a full schedule of activities planned for the global celebration of World Space Week, held each year from Oct. 4 – 10.  From a new spacesuit exhibit at its Discovery Center in Colorado Springs to astronaut presentations for school children during World Space Week, the Space Foundation is heralding the accomplishments…

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Space Foundation Begins Its World Space Week Activities in China

Each year, from Oct. 4–10, space enthusiasts around the globe celebrate World Space Week, spotlighting the benefits of space exploration and acknowledging the contributions it has made to our lives on Earth. Leading up to its own World Space Week activities, the Space Foundation participated in the 2019 Future Space Scholars Meet International Final, held…

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Space Foundation Holds Space Commerce Workshop in Orlando

Today, the Space Foundation hosted a one-day Space Commerce Training Program in Orlando, Fla., funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency. Registration for the workshop was free to Minority-Owned, Women-Owned and Veteran-Owned businesses. In the workshop, industry experts shared information about emerging business opportunities within the space community.…

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Space Foundation Takes its Space Commerce Workshop to Huntsville

This week, the Space Foundation held another of its one-day space commerce workshops in Huntsville, Ala. The workshop was offered free to minority business owners, with the goal of addressing the most common challenges companies face in growing their business. The workshop is one of a series offered by the Space Foundation, funded by a…

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Sneak Peek: Space Foundation’s July 20 Apollo 11 Celebration

On Saturday, July 20, the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with a full day of activities, presentations, tours and a special visit from former NASA astronaut Duane “Digger” Carey. We’ll have both indoor and outdoor activities tomorrow, and cool treats from Kona…

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