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For the Sixth Time, Space Foundation Named Among Best Nonprofit Organizations To Work For

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 3, 2019) — For the sixth time since 2011, the Space Foundation has been designated by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group as among the Best Nonprofit Organizations To Work For in the United States, ranking XXth best overall. The Space Foundation has made the Best Nonprofits To Work For list every time it has been screened, including in 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Read more »

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S-Network Space Index is First Certified Space Data Product

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 13, 2019) — The Space Foundation announces the addition of the S-Network Space Index to its Space Certification program. Read more »

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Space4U Podcast: Meet Dr. Kavya Manyapu

Space Foundation News

Dr. Kavya Manyapu - Flight Crew Operations and Test Engineer In this episode, we meet Dr. Kavya Manyapu, a Space Scientist working in Flight Crew Operations and Testing for the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.  Read more »

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

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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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Space4U Podcast: Meet Dr. Anita Greenberg

Space Foundation News

In this episode: We meet Dr. Anita Greenberg, the COO and VP for Academics for Opifex Global out of Georgetown, Texas. Read more »

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Space Foundation Announces Second Recipient of Admiral James O. Ellis, Jr., New Generation National Security Scholarship

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 11, 2019) – In 2017, the Space Foundation announced a new annual scholarship honoring its former board chairman. The Admiral James O. Ellis, Jr., New Generation National Security Scholarship was created to provide a young professional member of the United States Armed Forces full participation in the Space Foundation’s annual Space Symposium and benefit from its mentoring, networking and professional development opportunities. Read more »

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Space Foundation Awards Scholarships to Minority-Owned Businesses

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 20, 2019) — In an effort to increase diversity and expand networking opportunities with industry leaders, the Space Foundation has awarded scholarships for minority business owners to attend the 35th Space Symposium, to be held April 8-11, 2019, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. Read more »

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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. The annual award is presented jointly by the Space Foundation, the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in recognition of creative and innovative use of technology by K-12 educators, or district-level education personnel. 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. Read more »