Monthly Archive for November, 2009

Space Foundation Looks for Teacher Liaisons



Do you have what it takes to become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison?

Apply now to become one of the select educators from across the nation chosen to be a part of this prestigious, nationally recognized program that provides an elite group of educators with numerous benefits and privileges to help them grow their teaching skills, strengthen their résumés, and influence space and science education at a national level.

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New Zealand Launches First Rocket


Piece of rocket found off Coromandel

Part of New Zealand’s first space rocket has been found bobbing in the ocean off the Coromandel Peninsula coast.

A fisherman called researchers just after 10am to say he had seen the booster floating off Great Mercury Island.

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Com Dev Issues Profit Warning, Dumps Executive


Com Dev ousts Canadian head after profit warning
CBC News

Satellite component maker Com Dev International Ltd. has replaced the head of its Canadian unit after warning of disappointing quarterly results due to cost overruns.

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Space Review: Flexible Path, U.S.-China Cooperation and More


The Space Review features the following essays this week:

Dan Lester proposes using the Earth-Moon L1 point as a logical starting point for journeys beyond low Earth orbit.

Bob Clarebrough looks back two centuries to the development of a different industry to find lessons of innovation for today’s space entrepreneurs.

Taylor Dinerman warns that the US should not appear to be too eager to work with the Chinese.

Dwayne Day describes a new Smithsonian exhibit that features two instruments that flew on the Hubble Space Telescope.

Jeff Foust reviews a book that attempts to prove that space is the solution to our energy woes.

Space Show: Law, SSP and Launchers



Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, 2-3:30 PM PST: Space attorney Wayne White will discuss new space law updates, orbital debris, suborbital space, and much more.

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, 7-8:30 PM PST: Author Howard Bloom will discuss his new book, ” The Genius Of The Beast,” in addition to space topics such as his SSP efforts and more.

Friday, November Dec. 4, 2009, 9:30-11:30 AM PST : Brian Horais will discuss his Oct. 12, 2009 Space Review article and other topics.

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, 12-1:30 PM PST. Dr. Marshall Kaplan of Launchspace will discuss the Augustine Commission report, launchers, commercial space and much more.

NSS, SEA to Blitz Congress in February; SFF in March




From February 21-23, 2010, the National Space Society (NSS) and the Space Exploration Alliance (SEA) will be holding the annual Legislative Blitz. The 2010 Blitz comes at a crucial moment in the formulation of space policy.

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Embry-Riddle to Collaborate with FAA on Space Transportation Research



November 2, 2009

The Space Shuttle’s fast-approaching retirement is opening up new opportunities for commercial space transportation, and Embry-Riddle is making strides to support the industry’s growth under a new collaboration with the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation. A new agreement with the agency identifies five space transportation topics that can be supported by Embry-Riddle faculty and student researchers:

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Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Tests Miniaturized Thrusters for Robot Lunar Landers




Using technology developed for the nation’s ballistic missile defense system, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed hot-fire thruster tests demonstrating the ability of miniaturized thrusters to perform the descent and landing operation for a new generation of multi-use robotic lunar landers.  Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. company.

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Space Foundation Gears Up for Next National Space Symposium



Following a National Space Symposium tradition, the 26th edition of the premier gathering of the global space community will feature a panel comprising former leaders of a major space organization. The agenda for the 26th National Space Symposium includes three decades of directors of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), an agency in the Department of Defense (DoD) that develops and operates overhead reconnaissance systems and conducts intelligence-related activities essential for U.S. national security.

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Video: The Rock Pitches for NASA