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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.

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Space4U Podcast: Emily Carney – Space Hipster, Writer, and Podcaster

By Andrew de Naray | January 22, 2021

In this episode: We meet Emily Carney, a leading social media influencer, writer, and public speaker highly knowledgeable on a…

‘The Space Report’ Shows 2020 Launch Activity Hit a 20-Year High

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | January 21, 2021

Total 2020 spacecraft deployment tripled the amount deployed in 2019 Commercial satellite deployments increased 477% from 2019 to 2020 Orbital…

Space4U Podcast: Lori Garver & Courtney Stadd — Former Presidential Transition Staff Members

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | January 14, 2021

In this episode: Space4U welcomes two veterans of Presidential transitions to discuss the process and how it relates to the…

Space4U Podcast: Sarah Cruddas – Space Journalist

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | December 18, 2020

In this episode: We meet Sarah Cruddas, an accomplished space journalist, international TV host, and award-winning author from the United…

New Educational Collaboration Announced Between Space Foundation and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | December 17, 2020

  Space Foundation’s Teacher Liaison program and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space’s Space Station Ambassador Program…

Space Foundation Presents 2020 Space Achievement Awards to the International Space Station Partners

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | December 16, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dec. 16, 2020 — Space Foundation, a 501(c)(3) global space advocate for nearly 40 years, presented…

Volunteer Spotlight: Gordon Beacon

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 Gordon Beacon. Gordon was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada,…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending January 15, 2021

Welcome to the New Year, Space Foundation friends! We are looking forward to working with our partners and friends (new and established) this year, and we’re also excited to bring even more new and informative programming to the space community. Sign-up for Space Symposium 365 Register here to follow key events and discussion from industry…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending December 18, 2020

Last week, the National Space Council met for the last time of the year at the Kennedy Space Center. President Trump signed a continuing resolution to keep the government funded until December 18. The Senate passed the final version of the NDAA (H.R. 6395) despite the President’s veto threat. This week, Congressional leaders have continued…

Volunteer Spotlight: Ken Bond

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 Ken Bond. Professionally, Ken spent five years as a…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending December 4, 2020

Lawmakers returned to Capitol Hill this week for the last meetings and committee hearings of the year. Senator-elect Mark Kelly (D-AZ) became the fourth astronaut elected to Congress when he was sworn in on Wednesday. There are several items on the Congressional agenda, including the finalizing of FY2021 appropriations and negotiating a stimulus bill. Next…

Space Policy Pod – Episode 15: (Karl Rodrigues, Australian Space Agency)

Episode 15 features Karl Rodrigues, Executive Director for International and National Engagement at the Australian Space Agency. Mr. Rodrigues is responsible for developing relationships with international space agencies. He also engages with Australian industry, start-ups, domestic agencies, research institutions, and state and territory governments to help grow the Australian space sector. Mr. Rodrigues has over…