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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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Space4U Podcast: Tracy Fanara – NOAA Scientist/Program Manager & ‘Inspector Planet’

By Andrew de Naray | April 16, 2021

In this episode: We meet environmental engineer Dr. Tracy Fanara, a research scientist and program manager at the National Oceanic…

US Space Employment, Investments Resist Pandemic in 2020, Continue to Climb in 2021

By Lesley Conn | April 14, 2021

Job Growth, Strong Markets and 2020 Launch Vehicles Examined in ‘The Space Report 2021 Q1’ Released Today  Key U.S. space…

Space Foundation Adds 27 New International Teacher Liaisons

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | April 12, 2021

2021 Teacher Liaisons Are the Most Diverse Group of Educators Inducted to Date Thirteen teachers from nine nations outside the…

Symposium 365 Digital Platform To Feature Space Technology Innovation Panel and Conversation With USAF Brigadier General

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | April 8, 2021

  Space Technology: From Space to Earth and Back, April 14 Yuri’s Night interactive virtual celebration, April 17 Brigadier General…

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Space4U Podcast: Chris Carberry – Cofounder/CEO of Explore Mars, Inc.

By Andrew de Naray | March 26, 2021

In this episode: We meet Chris Carberry, Cofounder/CEO of Explore Mars, Inc., and president of the Space Drinks Association. Prior…

Statement on the Nomination of Bill Nelson as the Next NASA Administrator

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | March 19, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 19, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, today announced it…

Volunteer Spotlight: Kip Tarpley

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 Kip Tarpley. Kip grew up in Grand Forks, North…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending April 9, 2021

This week, the NASA Ingenuity Mars Helicopter was safely released from its protective housing beneath the Perseverance rover on the surface of the Red Planet, has survived harsh temperatures as low as -117ºF, and also snapped its first color photo in the leadup to its first flight, anticipated to be within the next few days.…

Volunteer Spotlight: Scott Carter

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 Scott Carter. Scott retired following more than 35 years…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending March 26, 2021

This week, the House and Senate were both in session. President Biden nominated former Florida Senator Bill Nelson to be NASA administrator last Friday. Portions of Biden’s FY2022 budget request are expected to be released this week, which will allow appropriators to start on their NASA and defense budget deliberations next week. Prerelease: ‘The Space…

Volunteer Spotlight: Khylin Verplank

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 Khylin Verplank. Khylin is currently a sophomore at Air…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending March 12, 2021

This week, we celebrate International Women’s Day by recognizing the women who have played key roles in space programs around the globe. In Washington, DC, the Senate and House passed one of Congress’s largest economic relief bills, a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, which President Biden is expected to sign on Friday. Article: The Race…