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Kaci Heins, Space Center Houston, is 2020 Recipient of the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 20, 2020) — Kaci Heins, Space Center University Director at Space Center Houston, has been selected to receive the 2020 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. The award, named for Mercury and Apollo astronaut Alan Shepard, is presented jointly by the Space Foundation, the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), and the National Aeronautics…

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Audio Conference Bridge Technology, Apollo 70 Cardiac Care Monitoring System, and Traveling-Wave Tube Amplifier are 2020 Space Technology Hall of Fame Inductees

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 18, 2020) — The Space Foundation’s 36th Space Symposium will celebrate the induction into the Space Technology Hall of Fame® of three innovations developed for space that now improve life on Earth. The 2020 inductees are: Audio Conference Bridge Technology Apollo 70 Cardiac Care Monitoring System Traveling-Wave Tube Amplifier The induction…

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NASA JPL InSight-Mars Cube One Teams to Receive 2020 John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 13, 2020) – The Space Foundation announced today it will present the 2020 John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration to the teams that jointly worked on the first mission to directly study the deep interior of Mars. On April 2, during the closing dinner of the 36th Space…

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Space Foundation Recognizes China and the International Space Station in Announcing the Two 2020 Space Achievement Award Recipients

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 10, 2020) – The Space Foundation will honor two outstanding achievements in space with this year’s Space Achievement Award. The award is presented each spring during the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium, held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. Chang’e 4 The China National Space Administration is being recognized for achieving…

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Smithsonian Institution’s National Air & Space Museum to Receive Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 6, 2020) – As the world celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing in the summer of 2019, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air & Space Museum (NASM) revolutionized the way the public could remember, honor, and share that life-changing moment. Partnered with 59 Productions, the NASM team brought…

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“State of Space” at National Press Club

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 5, 2020) — Space Foundation will be hosting a “State of Space” event Tuesday, Feb. 11, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. Following brief opening remarks by Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor, Christian Davenport of the The Washington Post will moderate a…

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Space Foundation Names Keystone Compliance Space Certification™ Program Partner

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 5, 2020) — The Space Foundation builds awareness of the benefits of space through its Space Certification™ program, which demonstrates how space technologies improve life on Earth and makes space more interesting and accessible to everyone. The most recent company to become a Space Foundation Space Certification partner is Pennsylvania-based Keystone…

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Space Foundation Board Selects Gene Kranz to Receive the 2020 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 29, 2020) – Gene Kranz headed NASA’s Mission Control during some of the most dangerous and most-watched missions of the Apollo era, including the Apollo 11 lunar landing and the oxygen tank explosion of Apollo 13. On March 30, Kranz will be honored during the Opening Ceremony of the 36th Space…

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L3Harris Technologies to Fund Space Foundation STEM Programs at Six Prince George’s County Maryland Schools in January

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 23, 2020) – Thanks to funding by L3Harris Technologies, the Space Foundation will present its Space in the Community (SITC) program at six Prince George’s County Public Schools (Maryland) Jan. 29 – 31. SITC is an immersive program for students, parents, teachers, and community members to reinforce the importance of science,…

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Winners of the Space Foundation’s 10th Annual International Student Art Contest Announced

25 winners selected from 58 countries 5,598 entries submitted Space Achievement Award winner is Chev Cedric from the Phillippines COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan 21, 2020) — The Space Foundation has announced the winners of its 10th Annual Space Foundation International Student Art Contest, co-sponsored by Earth Observing System. The 25 winners represent four U.S. states and 10…

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