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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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Space4U Podcast: Bob Walker, Space Policy Advisor

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In this episode: We meet Bob Walker, former U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District, former chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space and Technology, former chairman of the Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry, and current founder/CEO of Moonwalker Associates. As a longtime advisor to presidents…

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Educators: Apply by Jan. 10 for the 2020 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 16, 2019) – Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2020 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. Given annually by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) ,and the Space Foundation,…

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Washington, D.C. Space Activity Updates

The Space Foundation’s Washington, D.C., team prepares this weekly report of space activity on the Hill. It is published each Monday on the Space Foundation homepage. Space Industry Updates Friday, Oct. 4, marked the beginning of World Space Week, a global celebration of space activity. Twenty years ago, the United Nations declared that World Space…

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Kevin Orangers Named Executive Director of Space Foundation Discovery Center

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 14, 2019) – The Space Foundation announced today that Kevin Orangers is the new Executive Director of the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, the region’s only space science center. In announcing the new addition to the Space Foundation’s leadership team, CEO Tom Zelibor shared, “Kevin brings enormous creative vision,…

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