At a private reception on Oct. 10, the Space Foundation celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Discovery Center, the region's first and only space, science and technology attraction. The evening featured a special performance by the student orchestra from the Thomas MacLaren School in Colorado Springs.
This week, distinguished guests from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and FireWatch America visited Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., and toured the Discovery Center. One purpose of the visit was to discuss progress on adoption of the FireWatch system locally to help protect people and property from wildfires that have plagued Colorado and the entire Western United States.
Retired Space Foundation President Chuck Zimkas received the 2013 National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) General James V. Hartinger Award at the NDIA Rocky Mountain Ball Friday evening at the Hotel Elegante in Colorado Springs, Colo. According to the award citation, Zimkas "...distinguished himself through a lifetime of outstanding accomplishment both in the military supporting the Air Force space mission and in industry by laying the foundation and advancing the Space Foundation's commitment to international space development."
The Space Foundation hosted a special community event Aug. 12 that featured a reception and a presentation by FireWatch CEO Joseph R. Turnham. FireWatch America, LLC, the exclusive U.S. distributor for the patented FireWatch system, currently has a proposal before the City of Colorado Springs.
Aug. 31 is the deadline to submit a nomination for induction into the prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame® in 2014. This international program honors innovations by organizations and individuals who transform space technology into commercial products that improve life on Earth.
The Space Foundation held its first webinar on June 28 targeted at New Generation participants. The program was part of the Space Foundation's New Generation Initiatives, which provide a forum for young space professionals to learn about the business and advance their careers through mentoring, networking and professional growth opportunities.
Important news for attendees of the Space Foundation's 30th Space Symposium - in 2014, the Space Symposium will be held a month later than its usual April slot, and is scheduled for May 19-22, 2014, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., U.S.A. The date change is due to planned renovation and construction at The Broadmoor.
The 29th National Space Symposium concluded Thursday night with the gala Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner® and the Reception in Celebration of the New Generation Space Leaders. The event proved a successful accomplishment in a challenging year with 9,000 total participants from more than 30 nations. Among the participants were:
The Space Foundation honored two 2013 Space Technology Hall of Fame® inductees at the 29th National Space Symposium with three special events: