Press Releases

06/20/2014
Colorado Springs, CO (June 20, 2014) - The Space Foundation today announced that the 30th Space Symposium, held May 19-22, 2014, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, set new records for participation -- cementing the event's place as both the largest annual gathering of the space community anywhere in the world, and the largest annual citywide convention in Colorado Springs.The Space...
05/13/2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 13, 2014) — Bryan J. DeBates, Director - Education for the Space Foundation, has been named the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF).Established in 1986, the Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal was first presented posthumously to Sharon Christa McAuliffe, first NASA Teacher in...
04/14/2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 14, 2014) - A fact sheet issued by the Space Foundation details U.S. use of Russian-made rocket engines, addressing concerns of some policy makers and the public. This Space Foundation-created fact sheet provides such information as:which Russian rocket engines are in use within U.S. space launch programsthe heritage of the enginestechnical and performance...
04/07/2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 7, 2014) – The heads of five of the world’s space agencies will be featured speakers at this year’s 30th Space Symposium, to be held May 19-22 at the five-star, five-diamond Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA.The Thursday morning panel “Space Agency Leaders” will feature:Charles F. Bolden, Jr. (Major General, USMC, Ret.), Administrator, National...
04/02/2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 2, 2014) - For the second time in four years, the Space Foundation has been designated by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group as among the 50 Best Nonprofit Organizations to Work for in the United States. Previously listed in 2011, the Space Foundation now ranks 17th among similarly-sized organizations for 2014."I am very proud of our Space Foundation team...
03/04/2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 4, 2014) - The Space Foundation today offered its support for the Administration's FY15 budget proposal for NASA, calling the budget proposal a "balanced approach to sustaining key NASA programs and capabilities, while increasing emphasis on next generation capabilities -- within a budget constrained environment." "The president's proposal of $17.46 billion in...
03/04/2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 4, 2014) - Expect more international participation than ever at this year's 30th Space Symposium, to be held May 19-22 at the five-star, five-diamond Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA. Widely known as the most important worldwide space industry conference, the Space Foundation's Space Symposium annually attracts more than 9,000 participants. A discount...
02/24/2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 24, 2014) - In 2013, millions of people around the world watched as Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield played his guitar from the International Space Station (ISS), covering David Bowie's song "Space Oddity."In 2014, the Space Foundation will honor Hadfield with the Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award for his use of social media to engage millions of...
02/13/2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 13, 2014) - The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) is accepting applications until March 30 to attend the Space Generation Fusion Forum 2014, a U.S. space event for select university students and young professionals from around the world. The Fusion Forum will take place May 18 and 19 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and will be held in...
01/21/2014
Washington, D.C. (Jan. 21, 2014) - The board of directors of the Space Foundation conducted its annual meeting today, electing the following officers and directors:Lon C. Levin, co-founder of XM Satellite Radio, and president of SkySevenVentures, was elected chairman of the boardADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN (Ret.), former commander, United States Strategic Command, and former president and chief...

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