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Ball Aerospace Opens New Facility in Colorado, Continues Expansion of Another

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., October 19, 2021 — Ball Aerospace recently completed and officially opened its state-of-the-art Payload Development Facility (PDF) in Broomfield, Colo. and is in the process of expanding its Aerospace Manufacturing Center (AMC) in neighboring Westminster, Colo., scheduled for completion this fall. “Ball Aerospace has experienced tremendous business growth in recent years, which has allowed…

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Space4U Podcast: Homer Hickam – Author of “Don’t Blow Yourself Up”

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In this episode: We meet Homer Hickam, author of the No. 1 New York Times bestselling memoir Rocket Boys and its ever-popular movie adaptation, October Sky. Rocket Boys is the story of a young man and his friends in Coalwood, West Virginia, who, inspired by the space age, started building and launching rockets, which was just…

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Transcript: Space4U podcast, Homer Hickam

Hello, and welcome to Space4U. I’m Rich Cooper with Space Foundation, and this is the Space4U podcast conversations with the men and women that shaped today’s global space ecosystem. And their stories of their journeys and the impacts they’ve made. One of the most celebrated of those stories is the story of a young man…

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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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Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Successful Space Launch System Rocket Engine Test Series

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STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss., Sept. 30, 2021 – Today’s RS-25 engine test at NASA’s Stennis Space Center completed the Retrofit-2 test series, which validated modernized, lower-cost components for new RS-25 engines to be used on the Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket. RS-25 development test engine No. 0528 completed a full duration firing of 500 seconds…

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Sierra Space and yuri Team-Up for Microgravity Research that Could Assist Medical Cures and Discovering Advanced Materials

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Agreement Showcases Emerging Low-Earth Orbit Economy Featuring Dream Chaser® Spaceplane and LIFETM Habitats LOUISVILLE, CO., and MECKENBEUREN, Germany – September 29, 2021 –Sierra Space and German start-up yuri announce a joint venture to explore bold and visionary commercial opportunities for microgravity research that could help create medical breakthroughs by using the benefits of zero gravity in space. Sierra Space is the…

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Shelli Brunswick Interview with Gabriella Goddard, Coaching Director at Brainsparker Leadership Academy

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In this episode, join Shelli Brunswick, COO of Space Foundation, as we meet Gabriella Goddard,  Coaching Director at Brainsparker Leadership Academy. Gabriella is an  international Executive Coach, Leadership Development expert and author, with over 18 years of experience developing leaders and managers to be catalysts of innovation, leaders of high performing teams and pioneers of…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending October 8, 2021

This week in Washington, the Senate voted to extend the debt ceiling, NASA reassigned Astronauts Nicole Mann and John Cassada from Boeing’s Starliner flight to the SpaceX Crew-5 mission, and the HPSCI approved the creation of a separate National Space Intelligence Center. Space Foundation Online Content Women in Space: The Dr. Sally Ride Quarter Story Space…

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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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