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Jill Gilford is 2019 Recipient of the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 21, 2019) - Jill Gilford, an Earth and Space Science Teacher at Twin Lakes High School in Monticello, Ind., has been selected to receive the 2019 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. Read more »

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National Space Council to Receive Space Foundation’s Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 13, 2019) – The reestablishment of the National Space Council in 2017 brought new public attention to the importance of space in the United States. The Council, headed by U.S. Read more »

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NASA's Dawn Mission to Receive 2019 John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 14, 2019) – Launched in 2007 and managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the Dawn mission space probe ended its mission on Oct. 31, 2018, after successfully completing its mission to orbit giant asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres, revealing important information about the formation of the solar system. For those accomplishments, the mission will receive the 2019 John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration. Read more »

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Space Foundation Announces Space Commerce Speaker and Webinar Series

Space Foundation News

The Space Foundation has launched a new Space Commerce Speaker and Webinar Series, designed to help those who are interested in taking advantage of profitable business opportunities that are resulting from technological advancements driven by commercial space activities. The webinars were produced by the Space Foundation and are currently available at no charge. Read more »

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Remembering the First Astronauts of Apollo

Space Awareness

The Space Foundation's year-long commemoration of the Apollo missions continues with this article written by Space Foundation Senior Analyst John Holst, remembering the Apollo 1 astronauts. by John Holst, Space Foundation Senior Analyst Read more »

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Space Foundation Op-Ed: The Tread Marks of Chinese Company

Global Space

by Tom Zelibor Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer On January 3, 2019, China became the first nation to make a soft landing of a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon. Read more »

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Space Foundation CEO Addresses "The State of Space"

Space Foundation News

On the morning of Jan. 30, Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor spoke on "The State of Space" at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Zelibor's remarks to the group of 200 in attendance highlighted the roles, challenges and opportunities space has for our national, economic and educational security and explored the critical roles our public and private sectors, as well as students, teachers, taxpayers, investors and entrepreneurs, have in the next great human adventure in space. Read more »

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Space Foundation Signs Space Commerce Project Agreement for Minority Business Enterprises

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 15, 2018) – Today, at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Space Foundation leadership signed an agreement for a grant from the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to present a series of nationwide workshops with the goal of bringing minority business leaders into the greater space commerce community. Read more »

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Space Foundation Board Selects Former NASA Astronaut Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Stafford to Receive the 2019 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 14, 2018) – Every Spring at the annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation confers its highest honor – the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. For 2019, the Space Foundation Board of Directors have selected former NASA astronaut Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Stafford, USAF (Ret.). Read more »