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The Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit advocate for the advancement of space-related endeavors to inspire, educate, connect and advocate for the global space community. We develop objective space awareness for government, industry, and the public, and we are a recognized leader in educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events.

The Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit advocate for the advancement of space-related endeavors to inspire, educate, connect and advocate for the global space community. We develop objective space awareness for government, industry, and the public, and we are a recognized leader in educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events.

Ashlie Smith

Ashlie Smith – Physical Science Teacher

September 6, 2019

In this episode: We meet physical science teacher, Ashlie Smith from Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls. Ashlie was the recipient of the 2017 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. The award is presented by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation every year. Ashlie is…

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Shawn Cochran

Space4U Podcast: Raytheon’s Shawn Cochran

August 23, 2019

In this episode: We meet Shawn Cochran, a senior manager for Civil and Environmental Space in Raytheon’s Space Systems, a mission area within Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. Prior to joining Space Systems, Shawn was the chief scientist for the Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System. He was also the head of the Mission…

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Space Foundation Holds Space Commerce Workshop in Orlando

August 21, 2019

Today, the Space Foundation hosted a one-day Space Commerce Training Program in Orlando, Fla., funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency. Registration for the workshop was free to Minority-Owned, Women-Owned and Veteran-Owned businesses. In the workshop, industry experts shared information about emerging business opportunities within the space community.…

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Student Artists from around the Globe are Invited to Participate in the Space Foundation’s 10th Annual International Student Art Contest

August 20, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 20, 2019) – The Space Foundation is now accepting entries for its 10th Annual International Student Art Contest. Student artists ages 3 to 18 years old are invited to enter the 2020 contest by submitting their original artwork. Children may draw, paint or create a mixed media or digital work of…

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Space Foundation is Teaching Hands-on STEM Activities to Educators in Maryland

August 14, 2019

For the 13th summer, the Space Foundation is conducting teacher professional development for educators in Charles County (Md.) Public Schools. The week-long Space Across the Curriculum program is being held at the district’s James E. Richmond Science Center in Charles County and includes a public community night with featured speaker former NASA astronaut Duane “Digger”…

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Small Steps, Giant Lessons – Reflections on NASA Missions after Apollo

August 12, 2019

No successful space mission is a single “Hail Mary” shot to a distant point. Developing the knowledge and technologies needed to operate in space is inherently iterative. While the “firsts” in NASA history—first orbit, first lunar landing, first space station and more—stand out as milestones in America’s space exploration, the gritty work of iterating to…

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