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Volunteer Spotlight: Quinn DeBates

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These Volunteer Spotlight articles profile some of the interesting and dedicated people who make Space Foundation programs possible. We could not do the work we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers. This week, we are featuring Space Foundation Discovery Center volunteer Quinn DeBates. Quinn was born in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, but…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending July 10, 2020

It was another busy markup week for House appropriators following last week’s House Armed Services Committee’s full markup of the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act. For the space industry, the focus was on the FY2021 Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee appropriations bill for NASA and other agencies. For many appropriators, such as Reps. Jose Serrano (D-NY),…

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Space4U Podcast: Jill Johnson and Allen Platek — Tempur-Pedic

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In this episode: We meet Jill Johnson, Vice President of Brand Management for Tempur-Pedic and Allen Platek, who leads the New Product Development team at Tempur Sealy — companies that apply a NASA-developed technology to their sleep products, and that are Space Certified through the Space Foundation. Jill serves as a senior leader on the company’s marketing team,…

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Space Foundation Names Highmount Co., Ltd. Space Certification™ Program Partner

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 7, 2020) — Through its Space Certification™ program, the Space Foundation builds awareness of the benefits that space exploration and its related technologies bring to life on Earth. By awarding its “seal of approval” to companies whose products and services demonstrate a viable link to the space program, greater public knowledge, acceptance,…

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Space4U Podcast: Paul Lockhart – Former NASA Astronaut

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In this episode: We meet Paul Lockhart, U.S. Air Force Colonel (retired) and former NASA astronaut. Spanning his career, Lockhart has served numerous duty assignments worldwide, has logged 5,000-plus flying hours piloting more than 30 aircraft, and has also piloted two space shuttle missions to the International Space Station — STS-111 and STS-113 — both…

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Space Policy Pod – Episode 5: Bhavya Lal

This podcast features an engaging discussion with IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute expert Dr. Bhavya Lal. Dr. Lal leads strategy, technology assessment, and policy studies and analyses at the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Space Council, and federal space-oriented organizations including…

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Apply Now to Become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison

Deadline to apply is Sept. 30 Connect with other educators who use space themes in the classroom COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 1, 2020) — Do you have what it takes to be a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison? Started in 2004, this prestigious, internationally recognized program provides select educators from around the world with new skills,…

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Space Foundation Partners with Lt. Governor Primavera to Offer Free Webisode Instruction for Colorado Educators

DENVER, Colo. (June. 30, 2020) – Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera is partnering with the Space Foundation to provide 10 free instructional webisodes to Colorado educators this summer. The innovative curriculum developed by the Space Foundation education team utilizes Immersive Education, which puts students in real-world scenarios where they can see the connection to real-world jobs.…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending June 26, 2020

This week, both the House and Senate were in session for committee markups and hearings. A text of the Senate’s $740 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) bill (S. 4049) was released, and the Senate is expected to take procedural votes on the bill with debates to continue through next week, with the goal of…

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Space4U Podcast: Rachel Lyons – Space for Humanity

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In this episode: We meet Rachel Lyons, Executive Director of Space for Humanity, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of expanding access to space, training the leaders of tomorrow, and cultivating a movement towards a more harmonious world. Rachel is also a former public radio host, and the former Vice Chair of the Board…

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