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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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Space Foundation Names Narbis Space Certification™ Program Partner

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 14, 2019) — Much of the technology we use daily was originally developed for space exploration and later adapted to benefit our lives on Earth. The Space Foundation’s Space Certification Program awards a “seal of approval” to companies whose products and services can demonstrate a viable link to the space program,…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Engines Perform Successfully During Boeing’s Starliner Pad Abort Test

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WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., Nov. 4, 2019 – Aerojet Rocketdyne and Boeing successfully tested the primary launch abort system for the Starliner next-generation crew spacecraft at the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range located in New Mexico today. Aerojet Rocketdyne is the main propulsion provider for the Starliner service module, which will carry out…

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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., Weekly Space Activity Report

The Space Foundation’s Washington, D.C., team prepares this weekly report of space activity on the Hill. It is published on Mondays on the Space Foundation homepage. Space Industry Updates On Oct. 25, the Air Force posted a request for information and began a study of the launch industry as the next major national security procurement…

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Space4U Podcast: Chris Falk, Heatsheets President

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In this episode: We meet the president of Space Foundation Certification Partner, Chris Falk. Chris purchased Heatsheets with a partner from its founder, David Deigan, in 2013. He is an avid endurance athlete with multiple Ironman, marathon and long biking events. Chris talks about his experience as an endurance athlete and why he wanted to…

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Commercial Space Revenue Climbs to All-Time High of $328.86 Billion, The Space Report Reveals in Q3 Analysis

Global STEM Education and International Disparity in STEM Degrees Also Detailed in Latest Edition from the Space Foundation COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 31, 2019) — Revenues from global commercial space activity in 2018 climbed to their highest level ever and now make up nearly 80% of the total global space industry, according to new findings…

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Space Foundation Announces Changes to Its Board of Directors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 30, 2019) – The Board of Directors of the Space Foundation met today and approved the following changes to its Board, effective Oct. 30, 2019. Executive Committee The following Executive Committee terms will expire in 2021: Elected to Chairwoman – Kathryn C. Thornton, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia, former NASA…

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Take Advantage of Complimentary Registration for Youngstown Space Commerce Business Growth Workshop

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 24, 2019) — The Space Foundation is offering a rare opportunity to participate in a free training workshop focusing on emerging business opportunities in the rapidly growing space-based technology markets. This one-day workshop will provide key insights into space commerce and address the most common challenges companies face in growing their…

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UNOOSA and Sierra Nevada Corporation announce Call for Interest to provide landing site for Dream Chaser® spacecraft mission

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WASHINGTON D.C./VIENNA, 22 October 2019 (United Nations Information Service) —The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced the opening of a Call For Interest (CFI) for UN Member States to provide a landing site for the Dream Chaser on its return from a mission expected to occur around 2024.…

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