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SPACE FOUNDATION

Advocating for Innovation. Bettering Life on Earth.

Space Foundation is a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, offering a gateway to education, information and collaboration for space exploration and space-inspired industries that define the global space ecosystem.

CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND EDUCATION

Space for you. Space for all.

Center for Innovation and Education, a division of Space Foundation, is a lifelong learning platform for the global space ecosystem that delivers workforce development and economic opportunity for students, teachers, entrepreneurs and professionals via programs offered digitally worldwide or at Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Space Foundation supports Pre-K through 20 students with standards-based curriculum that uses space principles to integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in laboratory, classroom and after-school settings.

Space Foundation’s New Generation initiatives target aerospace professionals 35 and younger. The program fosters meaningful, long-term peer relationships by providing access to top space leaders through program opportunities at Space Symposium and throughout the year.

Space Foundation offers space commerce training workshops and a related webinar speaker series. These workshops and webinars provide key insights to address the most common challenges in establishing or expanding space-based technology companies.

Space Foundation provides unique and exclusive membership programs for individuals and corporations to connect and participate with the greater space community.

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SPACE FOUNDATION FEATURES

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Space Foundation Honors NASA Photographer Bill Ingalls With 2021 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | June 16, 2021

Awardee Has Documented the US Space Program for Over Three Decades as Senior Contract Photographer for NASA Headquarters COLORADO SPRINGS,…

Space Foundation Selects NASA JPL Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Flight Team To Receive 2021 John L. ’Jack’ Swigert Jr. Award for Space Exploration

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | June 9, 2021

Team Changed History and Perceptions About the Possibilities and Tools Available To Explore Other Planets COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June…

Space Foundation Hosts ‘Women in Space Series: The Future of Space Architecture’ on its Symposium 365 Digital Platform

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | June 8, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June 8, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, will present another…

Space Foundation Announces Winners of the 11th Annual International Student Art Contest

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | June 7, 2021

2021 Theme: How Space Technology Helps Improve Life on Earth 25 winners selected out of submissions from 88 countries More…

Space Foundation Selects Aerospace Pioneer Patti Grace Smith To Receive the 2021 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | June 2, 2021

Recipient Overcame Racial Barriers To Develop Model for Private Human Spaceflight and Space Regulation Used by Nations Around the World…

Space Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for Space Technology Hall of Fame 2022 Induction Class

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | May 12, 2021

  Technologies developed for space recognized for commercial/personal use on Earth Nominations accepted via online form through Aug. 31, 2021…

Volunteer Spotlight: Gayle Yamazaki

These Volunteer Spotlight articles profile some of the interesting and dedicated people who make Space Foundation programs possible. We could not do the work that we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers. This week, we are featuring Space Foundation Discovery Center volunteer Gayle Yamazaki Gayle did a variety of work during…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending June 4, 2021

This week, Eric Lander was sworn in as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). NASA announced two new exciting missions, DAVINCI+ and VERITAS, to Venus at the State of NASA event. Register for the 36th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs this August Confirmed Speakers for Space Symposium include: Senator…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending May 21, 2021

The space community celebrated National Space Day last week. This week, the House voted on a bundle of STEM bills and held a hearing with Administrator Nelson on the FY2022 Budget for NASA. The Senate held a nomination hearing for Pam Melroy to be Deputy Administrator of NASA, and Rick Spinrad to be Under Secretary…

Volunteer Spotlight: Derek Mosley

These Volunteer Spotlight articles profile some of the interesting and dedicated people who make Space Foundation programs possible. We could not do the work that we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers. This week, we are featuring Space Foundation Discovery Center volunteer Derek Mosley. Derek served as an Air Force Space…

Volunteer Spotlight: Hannah Hermann

These Volunteer Spotlight articles profile some of the interesting and dedicated people who make Space Foundation programs possible. We could not do the work that we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers. This week, we are featuring Space Foundation Discovery Center volunteer Hannah Hermann. Hannah is a junior at Palmer Ridge…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending May 7, 2021

This week, Vice President Harris swore in former Senator Bill Nelson as the 14th NASA Administrator. The space community celebrated May the Fourth. Register for the 36th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs this August This year Space Symposium will be a hybrid event, providing both live programming for in-person attendees, as well as digital access…