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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.). Honoring the Space Foundation’s late, long-time chairman, the award recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions to humankind through exploration, development and use of space. Read more »

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Space Foundation to Expand Discovery Center Education Complex with Support from El Pomar and Grapevine Investments

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct 17, 2018) - The Space Foundation has closed on space to nearly triple the size of its Discovery Center education complex in Colorado Springs. The additional 85,319 square feet at 4435 Arrowswest Drive adjoins its current building at 4425 Arrowswest Drive and will expand the total space from 45,716 square feet to 131,035 total square feet. "This acquisition does more than increase our physical space. It allows us to expand and bring even more opportunity to the community and in particular our STEM education mission that every day, makes a difference in building a spacefaring future and developing the next generation workforce," said Space Foundation CEO Thomas Zelibor. "The expansion of our Discovery Center means more students, teachers, parents and space community partners can take part in that mission and the adventures that come with it." Read more »

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Educators: Apply by Jan. 25 for the 2019 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 16, 2018) – Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2019 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. Read more »

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Space Foundation Announces Changes to its Board of Directors

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 29, 2018) – The Board of Directors of the Space Foundation met on Oct. 25 and approved the following changes to its Board, effective Oct. 25. Jeffrey D. Grant, Former Sector Vice President and General Manager, Space Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (Ret.), was elected to the Executive Committee as Member-at-Large. Lon C. Levin, former Member-at-Large will now serve as Director. Read more »

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Submit Abstracts Now for Space Symposium Tech Track

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 8, 2018) – The Space Foundation is now accepting abstracts for papers to be presented at the Tech Track of the 35th Space Symposium. Much like the main Symposium program, Tech Track will include featured speakers and a series of 20-minute "tech talk" presentations selected from a wide variety of submissions. The Tech Track sessions offer registrants an opportunity to hear from government and industry leaders in space technology development. Read more »

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Space Foundation Joins Italian Partners for New Space Economy Expoforum 2019

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 3, 2018) - While attending the 69th edition of the International Astronautical Congress in Bremen, Germany, Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor signed an agreement with Italy's Fiera Roma and Fondazione Amaldi to organize the first European forum dedicated to the global development of projects and technologies derived from the space industry. Read more »

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Space Foundation VP Vinson Wins Tourism Leadership Award

Space Foundation News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 15, 2018) – At a Visit Colorado Springs awards ceremony attended by Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers on Oct. 11, Space Foundation Vice President – Operations Kathleen Vinson received the 2018 Tourism Leadership Award. Read more »

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Col. Thomas Dorame to Head Space Foundation Washington, D.C., Strategic Operations

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 6, 2018) - The Space Foundation has selected Col. Thomas Dorame, USA (Ret.), as Vice President, Strategic Operations, at its Washington, D.C. office, effective Sept. 4, 2018. Dorame joins the Space Foundation after serving more than 30 years in the U.S. Army. Read more »

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Space Foundation Delivers Virtual STEM Program to Students in Kabul

Space Foundation News

The Space Foundation recently provided STEM programming to visiting college-level students at a Lincoln Learning Center in Kabul, through oversight by the U.S. Embassy. Read more »