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Space Foundation Discovery Center Starts Phased Reopening June 30

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June. 25, 2020) – Space Foundation, a 501(c)(3) global space advocate for 37 years, today announced the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., a summer destination for guests of all ages, is set to reopen on Tuesday, June 30. The Discovery Center is following all local and state regulations to…

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How Satellites are Fighting Coronavirus … from Space

coronavirus, satellite tracking, geospatial data

Images of the coronavirus commonly seen on the web have been magnified as many as 40,000 times. In fact, coronavirus microbes are so tiny, it would take 1,000 of them to span the width of an eyelash. So, it may seem paradoxical that beyond closely analyzing the coronavirus in labs, we are also observing its…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivers 600th Boost Motor and Divert and Attitude Control System for THAAD

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 22, 2020 – Aerojet Rocketdyne has delivered the 600th Boost Motor and the 600th Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS) for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system, one of the nation’s primary defenses against short-, medium-, and intermediate-range missiles. “I am proud of our team’s vital role on this…

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Space Foundation Statement on the Passing of Gen. Thomas S. Moorman Jr., U.S. Air Force (retired)

All of us at the Space Foundation are greatly saddened by the news of Gen. Moorman’s passing. His lifetime of service to the nation was exceptional, visionary, and reached everyone in the space community. His military career was testament to being more than forward leaning — but rather being proactive in building foundations in the…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Lou Ramon

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We could not do the work we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers, and these Volunteer Spotlight articles profile the interesting and dedicated people who make Space Foundation programs possible. This week, we are featuring Space Foundation Discovery Center volunteer Lou Ramon. Lou has been a “space cadet” his entire life,…

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Space4U Podcast: Peter Beck – Founder of Rocket Lab

Peter Beck, Rocket Lab, Podcast
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In this episode: We meet Peter Beck, the founder and chief executive of Rocket Lab, a space technology company and global leader in dedicated small satellite launches. Since founding the business in 2006, Peter has grown Rocket Lab to become a globally recognized industry leader in space, and a billion-dollar company employing hundreds of world-class…

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Space Policy Pod – Episode 4: John Paul (JP) Parker

This podcast takes an inside look at the intelligence community space enterprise with senior executive John Paul (JP) Parker. Mr. Parker is a Senior National Intelligence Service officer serving as Intelligence Community Space Executive, a newly formed office designed to increase collaboration, integration and innovation throughout the IC space enterprise. Previously, Mr. Parker was Special…

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Space Foundation Announces 3rd Annual Dr. Rochelle Abrams Space Across the Curriculum Professional Development Sessions

Applications are now open for the Space Foundation’s 3rd annual Dr. Rochelle Abrams Space Across the Curriculum Teacher Professional Development, being presented virtually this year. Don’t miss this immersive, collaborative, out-of-this-world educational adventure, being offered twice during the month of July. Throughout each week, you’ll gain crucial tools and resources that you can take back…

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Space4U Podcast: Kevin DeBruin — The Fit Rocket Scientist

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In this episode: We meet Kevin DeBruin, a space educator who brings space down to Earth for all of us in a creative and entertaining way. A former NASA JPL rocket scientist, Kevin is also the author of To NASA and Beyond: Perseverance to Achieve the Impossible, a TEDx speaker, American Ninja Warrior, and CuriosityStream’s brand ambassador…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending June 12, 2020

In recent weeks, Washington, D.C., has been the setting of numerous protests against racial discrimination and police brutality. In Congress, House Democrats are working to secure supporters for a new police reform bill. Much of the bill was drafted by the Congressional Black Caucus, with Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) as the lead whip, and the…

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