Enjoy these archived columns and op-eds

02/12/2017 09:19
With Mr. Pulham's retirement from public life, he has discontinued writing and speaking about the space industry.  Please feel free to enjoy these archived articles, columns and opinion-editorial pieces.

Global Space Community Has Never Looked Better!

01/04/2016 14:49
Despite some bumps in the road, 2015 will largely be remembered as a good year for space. Yes, there were moments like the Falcon 9, Proton and Soyuz failures, as well as the loss of Black Brant and Super Strypi small launch vehicles.    All told there were 82 launch attempts* (orbital or...

To Russian, With Love - Another Half Billion U.S. Dollars?

09/02/2015 13:12
It's not always easy to understand what members of Congress are thinking. For example, in the months leading up to the current recess, there was a great gnashing of teeth over U.S. acquisition of Russian space hardware - in particular, the RD-180 main rocket engine. However, in the...

30 Years On, Our Commitment to Education Keeps Getting Stronger

08/19/2015 13:44
  As the Space Foundation's third Summer of Discovery comes to a close later this month, our team and our partners in STEM education have much to celebrate. In little more than two and a half years of operation, our Space...

Time to Be Bullish on Space Again

06/10/2015 13:53
There was no mistaking the excitement in the air all throughout our recent 31st Space Symposium. There were exciting announcements, like ULA's unveiling of its new Vulcan launch vehicle, and moments of daring-do, like SpaceX's very nearly successful attempt to land a Falcon 9 first stage...

Hooray For Hollywood - I think!

02/19/2015 16:40
On Feb. 24,the Space Foundation will partner with K2 Communications, Giant Screen Films and the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C., to hold a private advance screening of Journey to Space, a new, very large format film that celebrates the achievements of the Apollo, Space...

Finding Out How Far We Can Go

12/01/2014 15:01
  With snow building in the Rockies, I'm tuning up my skis and looking forward to a few impromptu downhill races. I've never won one of those by throttling back, schussing conservatively within my limits, or being afraid to leave...

Star Trek Times

10/22/2014 15:16
"The original Star Trek imagined the futuristic fulfillment of John F. Kennedy's inspirational oratory, in which his New Frontier became "the final frontier." The budget surpluses and budding space program of the early 1960s gave rise, in the 23rd century, to the utopian...

Embracing it All!

08/06/2014 10:30
If all you know about the Space Foundation is what you see during the annual Space Symposium, you've certainly seen us at our best -- but you've also only seen the tip of the iceberg.  Looking back at just the past three weeks, I'm in awe of our team -- which continues to "punch above...

U.S. Government Cuts a Downer for Space Industry World Wide

08/06/2014 10:29
One of the more disturbing bits of data in The Space Report 2014 concerns the continued slashing of federal space budgets by the United States. For the first time since the Space Foundation began tracking this data, global government spending on space declined in 2013 –...
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