SPACE FOUNDATION

Advocating for Innovation. Bettering Life on Earth.

Space Foundation is a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, offering a gateway to education, information and collaboration for space exploration and space-inspired industries that define the global space ecosystem.

CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND EDUCATION

Space for you. Space for all.

Center for Innovation and Education, a division of Space Foundation, is a lifelong learning platform for the global space ecosystem that delivers workforce development and economic opportunity for students, teachers, entrepreneurs and professionals via programs offered digitally worldwide or at Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

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.

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.

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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“AIXA Media participated in the 2019 Space Commerce program sponsored by the Space Foundation. The education, collaboration, networking, and business…

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“I have been involved and worked with many governmental and private organizations in my professional career and I can say…

Gerald Zuniga

“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

Space Foundation COO Presented with Global AeroTime Aviation Achievement Award for Gender and Diversity Advocacy

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | September 15, 2021

Shelli Brunswick recognized for work toward space industry gender equality Award presented by AeroTime Global Chief Executive Richard Stephenson, OBE…

Space4U Podcast: Frank Culbertson — former NASA astronaut, “The only US citizen not on Earth when the Sept. 11 attacks occurred”

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | September 9, 2021

In this episode: We meet CAPT Frank Lee Culbertson, Jr., USN (Ret.), a former American Naval officer and aviator, test…

Space Foundation and ICESCO Sign Joint Public Partnership Agreement Events Tie Benefits of Space Science and Technology to Economic Development Worldwide

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | August 25, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aug. 25, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global…

Five Accept High Honors at 36th Space Symposium Opening Ceremonies

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | August 24, 2021

Awardees Recognized for Excellence in Space Education, Space Achievement, Public Outreach, Space Exploration and Lifetime Space Achievement COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.…

Commercial Space Revenues Propel Global Space Economy to Grow 55% Over Decade

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | August 23, 2021

Space Foundation Releases 36th Annual Space Symposium Special Edition Revealing Commercial Space Revenue Grew 6.6% in 2020, Exceeding $356B  Infrastructure…

Space Foundation Receives Building Donation From El Pomar

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | August 19, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aug. 19, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global…

Space Foundation To Present In-Person and Virtual ‘Small Steps, Giant Leap’ Educational Program Episode

Includes Reading of Mark Kelly’s ‘Mousetronaut’ Book, Plus Related Activities COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sept. 22, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, offering a gateway to information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem, today announced the latest episode in its Small Steps, Giant Leap: STEM Adventures for Little…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending September 10, 2021

The 36th annual Space Symposium took place in Colorado Springs and on the virtual Symposium 365 platform from August 23-26. Thousands of individuals participated in the in-person programming and more joined us virtually. Thank you to all of our distinguished speakers, sponsors and industry partners, exhibition participants, and attendees. Rosh Hashanah began earlier this week,…

Volunteer Spotlight: Joseph “JJ” Dubose

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 Joseph “JJ” Dubose. Originally from Orange, Texas, JJ has…

Space Foundation Space4U Podcast Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Sept. 11

Former Astronaut Frank Culbertson Documented the Attacks From 230 Miles Above COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sept. 10, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today released a Space4U podcast episode featuring former NASA astronaut CAPT. Frank Culbertson, Jr., USN (Ret.). Space Foundation Vice President of Communications…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending August 13, 2021

This week, the $3.5 trillion spending package passed the Senate. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the House will return from recess early to take up the budget resolution and infrastructure bill during the week of Aug. 23.  36th Space Symposium You can still register for the Virtual Experience at Space Symposium. Join us to…

Volunteer Spotlight: Nikki Wickes 

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 Nikki Wickes. Nikki attends Manitou Springs High School in…