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Driving Workforce Development and Economic Opportunity

The Center for Innovation and Education creates and delivers inclusive, innovative and sustainable
workforce development and economic opportunity programs that enable all people to actively participate in the space economy.

Through public and private partnerships, the Center engages students, young leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.

SPACE FOUNDATION SUCCESS STORIES

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“I traveled from Houston, TX to attend the Space Commerce Partnership Workshop in Orlando, FL. The workshop was beyond my…

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SPACE FOUNDATION FEATURES

News, Press Releases, Podcasts and Videos

Global Space Economy Grows in 2019 to $423.8 Billion, The Space Report 2020 Q2 Analysis Shows

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | July 30, 2020

Combined Activity in Government Spending and Commercial Revenue Has Jumped 73% in the Last Decade, According to Newest Analysis from…

Space4U Podcast: Danielle Dallas Roosa – Back to Space

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | July 24, 2020

In this episode: We meet Danielle Dallas Roosa, Cofounder & Chief Communications Officer of Back to Space, a transmedia organization…

Recap: Mars Perseverance Mission Detailed by NASA Leadership in Space Foundation Webinar

By Andrew de Naray | July 21, 2020

Seventh grader Alex Mather, who won the contest to name NASA’s new Mars rover on March 5, could not have…

Space4U Podcast: Jill Johnson and Allen Platek — Tempur-Pedic

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | July 10, 2020

In this episode: We meet Jill Johnson, Vice President of Brand Management for Tempur-Pedic and Allen Platek, who leads the New…

Space Foundation Names Highmount Co., Ltd. Space Certification™ Program Partner

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | July 7, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 7, 2020) — Through its Space Certification™ program, the Space Foundation builds awareness of the benefits that…

Space4U Podcast: Paul Lockhart – Former NASA Astronaut

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | July 2, 2020

In this episode: We meet Paul Lockhart, U.S. Air Force Colonel (retired) and former NASA astronaut. Spanning his career, Lockhart…

Space Policy Pod – Episode 7: (Tommaso Sgobba, International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety)

This podcast discussion features Tommaso Sgobba, Executive Director and Board Secretary of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS). Until 2013, Mr. Sgobba was head of the Independent Safety Office at the European Space Agency (ESA), including human-rated systems, spacecraft re-entries, space debris, use of nuclear power sources, and planetary protection. He…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending July 24, 2020

For the international space community, this summer, and especially this week have been heavily focused on Mars. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched their historic Hope mission earlier this week from Japan, followed by China’s Tianwen-1 launch. Next week will be NASA’s highly anticipated launch of the Perseverance rover with the mission having cleared its…

Volunteer Spotlight: Marissa Blum

These Volunteer Spotlight articles profile some of the interesting and dedicated people who make Space Foundation programs possible. We could not do the work we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers. This week, we are featuring Space Foundation Discovery Center volunteer Marissa Blum. Marissa was born in Chicago, Ill., and she…

Space Policy Pod – Episode 6: (Shawn Barnes, U.S. Air Force)

This podcast discussion features Shawn Barnes, a member of the Senior Executive Service, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Space Acquisition and Integration. Mr. Barnes is responsible for carrying out Air Force space missions and integrating space policy, guidance, coordination and synchronization of space-related activities, and issue resolution for the Department of the Air Force.…

Space Foundation Presents: Live Webinar on Mars Perseverance Mission with NASA Leaders, July 20.

Features NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine;  NASA Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen; NASA JPL Director, Dr. Mike Watkins; and JPL Project Manager, MiMi Aung Updates on the Mars Perseverance mission, currently scheduled to launch July 30 Speakers will be available for a question and answer session via hashtag #askSF COLORADO SPRINGS,…

Volunteer Spotlight: Quinn DeBates

These Volunteer Spotlight articles profile some of the interesting and dedicated people who make Space Foundation programs possible. We could not do the work we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers. This week, we are featuring Space Foundation Discovery Center volunteer Quinn DeBates. Quinn was born in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, but…