California Space Authority

Press Room

Periodically CSA issues press statements.

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Date Subject
July 29, 2010 A Plan for California Space Leadership--The California Space Authority Unveils 2010-2012 Space Enterprise Strategic Plan
June 25, 2010 California Space Center Receives Environmental Clearance--No Significant Impact Found for CSA Project
June 16, 2010 CSA Works with NASA to Bring Space Exploration Learning to Remote Students
June 11, 2010 CSA Returns from Toulouse Space Show--Potential Opportunities Abound
June 9, 2010 California Space Center Topic of Toulouse Space Show--Andrea Seastrand Delivers Key Note Promoting California Space Center
June 8, 2010 Toulouse Space Show Kicks Off with California Presence--Andrea Seastrand Delivers Speech (photo)
June 4, 2010 CSA Departs with Delegation to Toulouse Space Show
April 23, 2010 A Green2Gold press release: The Final Frontier Meets a Sustainable Planet
April 19, 2010 Key Stakeholders to Strategize for Bay Area Manufacturing Competitiveness
March 25, 2010 CSA To Promote California At Toulouse Space Show
March 19, 2010 Actress Nichelle Nichols Visits California Space Center Site (Star Trek's Lieutenant Uhura hosted by California Space Authority)
March 9, 2010 California Space Week Kicks-Off
February 25, 2010

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February 10, 2010 CSA Issues Statement on NASA Budget--President Obama Proposal is Game Changer
January 14, 2010 CSA Board Broadens (Voice from Labor Joins Those of Industry, Academia and Government)
December 7, 2009 CSA Lauds SpaceShiptTwo Unveiling--CommercialVenture Proves Power of California Innovation
December 1, 2009 CSA Sheds Light on Counterfeiting -- Space Enterprise Threatened by Increase in Suspect Parts and Materials
November 6, 2009 CSA Advocates for Increased NASA Funding--Concurrence with Augustine Committee's $3 Billion Recommendation
November 4, 2009 California Space Authority Hosts 2009 SpotBeam Awards Dinner--California Space Enterprise Leadership Recognized
October 26, 2009 CSA's Lynn Baroff and others comment on "The Field of Space Architecture", posted on the Out Of This World Blog
October 21, 2009 From NewScientist.com: $500,000 Treasure Dug Up in Lunar Soil
October 19, 2009 Digging Teams Claim Victory in Regolith Competition
October 17, 2009
October 15, 2009
October 1, 2009 Moon Digging Competitors Line Up--Strong Showing of Teams Seek $750,000 Purse
September 25, 2009 CSA Announces 2009 SpotBeam Award Recipients
September 24, 2009 Judges for Regolith Competition Identified (Notable Space Enterprise Leaders Support Lunar Science and Engineering Innovation
September 23, 2009 Reinvigorating Math and Science Study -- Space Industry and Academics Meet; STEM and CTE Programs Are at Heart of Discussion
September 18, 2009 CSA and Space Enterprise Community Members Meet With French Foreign Trade Minister
September 17, 2009 One Month To Go--2009 Regolith Excavation Challenge Draws Near
$750,000 Purse Available
(PDF)
September 11, 2009 Workshop and Exhibition on Counterfeit Electronic Parts (Space and Electronics Industries Unite to Address $600 Billion Global Problem) (PDF)
September 4, 2009 Ensuring Aerospace Supplier Competitiveness--Supplier Transformation Forum Enhances International Partnerships (PDF)
August 4, 2009 CSEWI Updates Virtual STEM Community (PDF)
July 16, 2009
July 14, 2009 CSA Lauds Space Exploration Technologies (PDF)
June 29, 2009
June 16, 2009
June 2, 2009 XCOR CEO Jeff Greason Named to White House Panel to Review NASA Human Space Flight Program, (posted on the XCOR Aerospace website)
June 1, 2009
May 27, 2009 New NASA Leadership Welcomed (PDF)
April 29, 2009 Seastrand Serves on Air Force Civic Leaders Council--California's Space Enterprise Voice Is Heard (PDF)
April 23, 2009 NASA Engineer to Lead Space Workforce Efforts (California Space Education and Workforce Institute Selects Lynn Baroff (PDF)
April 20, 2009 California Space Enterprise Leads Nation and World in Economic Impact (PDF)
April 14, 2009

Economic Impact Study on Space Enterprise in CA to be Released (PDF)

April 13, 2009

Qual-Pro Receives Honors (2009 Department of Defense (DOD) Nunn-Perry Award Announced (PDF)

March 23, 2009

French Aerospace Delegates Tour California (PDF)

March 11, 2009

California's Lt. Governor Highlights STEM Education (PDF)

March 4, 2009

The California Space Authority Partners with the Small Business Administration (Space Enterprise Business to Benefit from Greater Coordination of Services (PDF)

March 2, 2009

California's Lt. Governor to Speak at Aerospace States Association (PDF)

January 14, 2009

Gwynne Shotwell Assumes Leadership of SpaceX (PDF)

December 8, 2008

Shuttle Endeavour Lands at Edwards Air Force Base

December 3, 2008

CSA Adds New Space Leader to 2009 Board (PDF)

October 27, 2008

Media Invited to 2008 SpotBeam Awards Ceremony (PDF)

October 17, 2008

Supply Chain Management Seminar Announced (PDF)

October 13, 2008

CSA Mourns Death of Jim Benson

October 6, 2008
September 30, 2008

SpaceX to Receive SpotBeam Award (PDF)

September 29, 2008

SpaceX Falcon 1 Makes Orbit - and History (PDF)

September 22, 2008

Preparing CA Suppliers for a Global Marketplace (PDF)

September 16, 2008

SpotBeam Award 2008 Winners Announced (PDF)

September 3, 2008

Virtual Space Center Encourages STEM Disciplines (PDF)

September 2, 2008

Space Enthusiasts Inspire the Next Generation of Astronauts (PDF)

August 25, 2008

CSA Featured at JPL Small Business Forum (PDF)

August 6, 2008

Photos from NASA Lunar Regolith Excavation Challenge at Cal Poly SLO

August 4, 2008

Photos of Virgin Galactic White Knight Two (WK2) Rollout

August 2, 2008

August 1, 2008

July 30, 2008

California Optimistic for Regolith Victory (PDF)

  • Bio for Brian P. McGowan, Deputy Secretary, Economic Development and Commerce
July 29, 2008

California Continues to Make Space Enterprise History( (White Knight Two Rollout) (PDF) photos)

July 17, 2008

Space Coalition Formed to Educate Presidential Candidates

July 2, 2008
June 18, 2008

Moon Digging Contest Hits Groundbreaking Number of Teams in Quest for NASA's $750,000

June 17, 2008

California Secretary Bonner of BTH Lauds Lunar Rover Inventors in Upcoming Moon Challenge

June 5, 2008

CSA Partners With El Camino College CITD On International Trade Compliance Institute--ITAR Training Will Be the Focus (PDF)

May 27, 2008

CSA Represents California Space Enterprise at Berlin Air Show

April 23, 2008
March 25, 2008

21st Century Challenges Facing Aerospace Suppliers Captured in "Suppliers Innovation Initiative" (PDF)

March 12, 2008

Lt. Governor Garamendi Issues Statement on Export Controls (PDF)
Statement (PDF) ITAR Resolution (PDF)

March 10, 2008

20 Teams Competing in Regolith Challenge (PDF)

February 25, 2008

Lt. Governor John Garamendi Appoints Andrea Seastrand to Chair Aerospace Advisory Committee (PDF)

January 29, 2008

Keeping California Competitive (PDF)

January 16, 2008

"Reaching the Stars" CTE Summit Showcases Benefits of Career Technical Education (PDF)

January 14, 2008

CTE Summit to Feature Space Enterprise

December 5, 2007

Space Leaders Elected (New Board Members Chosen for California Space Authority Board) (PDF)

November 9, 2007

SpotBeam Awardees Honored (PDF), 11/08/07

November 8, 2007
November 7, 2007
November 6, 2007
November 5, 2007

Women to Take Center Stage at Transforming Space 2007 Conference (17 Female Experts Fill Out Panelists and Speakers) (PDF)

October 29, 2007

Lt. Governor John Garamendi to Address Transforming Space Attendees (PDF)

October 25, 2007

L.A. Suppliers Forum Filled to Capacity (PDF)

October 24, 2007

Media Registration Opens: Transforming Space Conference Welcomes Media (PDF)

October 22, 2007
October 16, 2007

Space Enterprise Leader Lauded as Good Neighbor (Boeing Commits Santa Susana Field Laboratory to Open Space) (PDF)

October 15, 2007

Space Drinks to Quench the Curious: New Round of Refreshments at Transforming Space 2007 Conference (PDF)

October 11, 2007
October 8, 2007

What Do I Wear in Space? L.A. Fashion Show Will Transport Space Conference Attendees To a New World (PDF)

October 1, 2007

Space Pioneer Shana Dale to Speak At Transforming Space 2007 Conference: NASA Deputy Administrator Pioneer for Women

September 24, 2007

General Chilton Confirms Participation in Transforming Space 2007: Former Astronaut Wants Youth To Soar in Science (PDF)

September 17, 2007

Coin Banks on 50 Years of California Space Excellence: Space Shuttle, Explorer-I, SpaceshipOne and Hubble Space Telescope Celebrated (PDF)

September 10, 2007

SpotBeam Award 2007 Winners Announced (New Awards Category Added To Winners List) (PDF)

September 4, 2007

"Back To The Future" Theme Highlights Transforming Space 2007 Conference" (PDF)

August 17, 2007

Dr. Wanda Austin Gives Keynote Address: Registrations Climb (Suppliers Explore Challenges Solutions to be Globally Competitive)

October 8, 2007

Senate Approves $1 Billion in Emergency Funds for NASA: CSA Plays Significant Role (PDF)

October 3, 2007

Gregg Selected for Top Position with California Space Education & Workforce Institute (PDF)

August 16, 2007

Brig. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski To Speak At Roundtable Luncheon (PDF)

August 14, 2007

Endeavour Rockets Roar While Crowds Roar Back Applause

August 8, 2007
August 6, 2007

Californians Cheer State Daughters On Shuttle Endeavor (PDF)

May 2, 2007

Worden, Tanous to Attend Sixth NASA Centennial Challenge Event (PDF), posted from the Regolith Press page

March 15, 2006

Governor Schwarzenegger Hosts California's First Career Technical Education (PDF, 176 kb)

January 22, 2007

CSA Is Getting REAL on Education (PDF, 432 kb)

December 18, 2006
December 11, 2006

New California Space Strategic Plan Unveiled at Transforming Space 2006 Conference

December 1, 2006

United Launch Alliance Announced at Transforming Space 2006 Conference (.pdf) [.doc]

November 21, 2006
November 15, 2006

SpaceHab to Build $20M Facility at VAFB

November 6, 2006

Raytheon and Northrop Grumman to Take Part in "Smart Supplier" Forum (PDF)

November 1, 2006

Supply Chain Forum Announced for November 9, 2006 (flyer, PDF)
Full Agenda (PDF)

October 31, 2006

NASA Approves Mission and Names Crew for Return

October 30, 2006

Employment Training Panel Awards Almost $9.5M to Train 7,265 California Workers (PDF)

October 23, 2006

CSA Announces 2006 SpotBeam Awards (PDF, 320 kb). See the full list of honorees.

October 19, 2006

California Space Authority Applauds New National Space Policy

October 4, 2006

CSA Accepting Proposals for a WIRED Website, posted from the WIRED page

October 3, 2006
September 11, 2006

Santa Maria Times article followup to the August 8, 2006 press release (California Space Authority Sends Lompoc Teacher on a Trip to Weightlessness)

September 5, 2006

Calvert Congratulates Lockheed Martin Corporation on Being Selected by NASA to Build Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle

August 31, 2006

California Space Authority Member Lockheed Martin Wins NASA CEV Contract (PDF, 204 kb)

August 18, 2006

California Space Authority Member Space X Wins NASA COTS Agreement (PDF, 128 kb)

August 8, 2006

California Space Authority Sends Lompoc Teacher on a Trip to Weightlessness (PDF) Read the article in the Lompoc Record (jpg). Read the article in the Santa Maria Times

July 5, 2006

CSA Applauds NASA for Successful Launch: California Readies Itself for NASA's Next Chapter

June 15, 2006

CA and UK Space Enterprise Organizations Enter into International Agreement

June 12, 2006

Signing Ceremony International Agreement to Tie Space Enterprise between California and United Kingdom (PDF)

May 9, 2006

Nominations Open for Third Annual Presitigious California Space Enterprise SpotBeam Awards

May 3, 2006

California Space Center Awarded $150,000 Grant

April 25, 2006

Crew Exploration Vehicle Tax Credit Introduced

April 19, 2006

California Legislature Acts to Invest in Spaceport (PDF, 128 kb)

April 18, 2006

Team Registration Opens for 2007 Lunar Regolith Excavation NASA Centennial Challenge (PDF, 121 kb)

March 20, 2006

NASA Honors Apollo Moon Walker Buzz Aldrin

February 8, 2006

WIRED Press Packet: The California Innovation Corridor CSA to Lead Multi-Regional Workforce Development Partnership

January 16, 2006

2005 "Transforming Space" Conference and SpotBeam Dinner Awards press releases, posted from the Conference Press Releases page

December 13, 2005

CSA Announces Election of New Board Members (MSWord doc)

November 23, 2005

Descriptions of the SpotBeam 2005 Awards

October 11, 2005

CSA Board of Directors Election Update

October 10, 2005

2005 California Space Enterprise SpotBeam Award Recipients

October 5, 2005

CSA Holds First Community Support Group Meeting for the California Space Center

September 20, 2005
August 9, 2005

Discovery: Welcome Home to California!

July 27, 2005

CSA Congratulates NASA On Successful Shuttle Launch

June 25, 2005

CSA Mourns Assemblyman Mike Gordon

March 13, 2005

California's Space Infrastructure Protected; Space-based Installations Stand to Win

March 10, 2005

Gen. Lord Praises CSA, Vows to Support Hawk's Nest Project

March 31, 2005

SpaceShipOne Honored by California Legislature and Governor

January 16, 2005

Joint Legislative/Executive Trip to DC Applauded California Unifies for Common Good

January 10, 2005

2005 CSA Board of Directors Nine Appointed Members Announced

December 2, 2004
November 29, 2004
November 9, 2004

Seastrand Named to Governor's BRAC Advisory Commission

October 26, 2004

CSA opposition letter to the City of Brea in their recent attempt to impose regulations on DBS

October 8, 2004

NRO/OSL Looking for Satellite Launch Ideas

October 5, 2004

California-Based SpaceShipOne Team Wins Ansari X-Prize!

September 7, 2004

Anderson Addresses CSA Roundtable on Transformational Communication

August 16, 2004
July 28, 2004

CSA Joins Digital TransitionCoalition; Push to Open HDTV Market to DBS Subscribers

June 21, 2004

Private Manned Craft Takes Giant Leap into Space from California

June 16, 2004

CSA Comments on Space Exploration Commission Report

June 10, 2004

California Space Enterprise Says Farewell and Thank You to Ronald Reagan

June 8, 2004

2004 California Space Enterprise Strategic Plan

May 17, 2004

Space Exploration Alliance to mobilize 'Moon-Mars Blitz' on Capitol Hill

January 16, 2004

Vision on Space is Welcomed, January 14, 2004

January 9, 2004

California Space Authority Anticipates President's Proposed Space Initiative