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Space4U Podcast: Duane “Digger” Carey – Former NASA Astronaut, Part Two

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In this episode: We continue our conversation with former NASA astronaut Lt. Col. Duane “Digger” Carey, USAF (Ret.) and current owner of One-Eighty Out, Inc. Among Digger’s accomplishments was piloting the Space Shuttle Columbia on the STS-109 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope in 2002. In this second part of our conversation, Digger discusses…

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Space Foundation Announces Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame Inductees for 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 15, 2020) — The Space Foundation has announced this year’s inductees into the Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame, to be honored at a reception at the Governor’s Residence at Boettcher Mansion on Feb. 26. The Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame was created by the Space Foundation in 2016 to…

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Lockheed Martin-Funded Junior Space Entrepreneur Program Launches Today

Thanks to funding from Lockheed Martin and support from Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, 50 high school students from the STEM School Highlands Ranch are participating in the Space Foundation’s new Junior Space Entrepreneur Program (JSEP) this week. This pilot program leads students through a challenging weeklong team exercise of creating a business plan for a mission…

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Space4U Podcast: Duane “Digger” Carey – Former NASA Astronaut, Part One

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In this episode: We meet former NASA astronaut Lt. Col. Duane “Digger” Carey, USAF (Ret.), and current owner of One-Eighty Out, Inc. Among Digger’s accomplishments was piloting the Space Shuttle Columbia on the STS-109 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope in 2002. In part one of this two-part conversation, Digger talks about his humble…

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Space Foundation Discovery Center Launches “Holiday Space Bash” Dec. 21, Benefitting Wounded Warrior Project

Free admission for military families with proper I.D. All others: $5 donation or two nonperishable food items for Wounded Warrior Project NORAD Tracks Santa will be on site, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 17, 2019) – Offering a family-friendly alternative to more traditional holiday events, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is…

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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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Space4U Podcast: Laura Gehl – Children’s Book Author

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In this episode: We meet children’s author and neuroscientist Dr. Laura Gehl, who’s written a biography of Dr. Nancy Grace Roman, the “Mother of Hubble.” Titled Always Looking Up: Nancy Grace Roman, Astronomer, the book tells the inspiring story of Nancy Grace Roman who overcame weak eyesight and gender discrimination to become Chief of Astronomy at NASA and lead…

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Space Foundation Signs MoU with O2K Limited to Explore UAE, MENA Opportunities

NewSpace Economy European Expo Forum, Fiera di Roma, Rome, 12 December 2019 — The Space Foundation and O2K Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the NewSpace ExpoForum in Rome, Italy, to jointly promote Space-focused STEM outreach and related B2B opportunities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE); Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. O2K Limited…

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Lower Launch Costs, New Partnerships Spur Spaceport Development around the World, The Space Report Q4 Analysis Determines

40 spaceport sites are now active and nearly two dozen are in development or proposed COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 12, 2019) — At the dawn of the Space Age, when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik and the United States raced to catch up, the ensuing years became a financial slugfest between two behemoth countries. According…

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Space Foundation COO Shelli Brunswick: “Here Are Five Things That Should Be Done to Improve the U.S. Educational System”

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An Interview With Penny Bauder. This story originally appeared on Authority Magazine I had the pleasure of interviewing Shelli Brunswick. Shelli is chief operating officer (COO) and executive leader for Space Education and Space Commerce initiatives at the Space Foundation. A visionary for lifelong learning from K-20 through career entry to exit, Brunswick joined the…

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