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.


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.


Sahara Martinez

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

Edda Ramos

“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…

Arnaldo Soto, Jr.

“Space Foundation is different from other non-profits. Their deep relationships and expertise have a way of bringing everyone together in…


News, Press Releases, Podcasts and Videos

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…

Apply Now to Become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | July 1, 2020

Deadline to apply is Sept. 30 Connect with other educators who use space themes in the classroom COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.…

Space Foundation Partners with Lt. Governor Primavera to Offer Free Webisode Instruction for Colorado Educators

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | June 30, 2020

DENVER, Colo. (June. 30, 2020) – Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera is partnering with the Space Foundation to provide 10 free…

Space4U Podcast: Rachel Lyons – Space for Humanity

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | June 26, 2020

In this episode: We meet Rachel Lyons, Executive Director of Space for Humanity, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission…

Space Foundation Discovery Center Starts Phased Reopening June 30

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | June 25, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June. 25, 2020) – Space Foundation, a 501(c)(3) global space advocate for 37 years, today announced the…

coronavirus, satellite tracking, geospatial data

How Satellites are Fighting Coronavirus … from Space

By Andrew de Naray | June 25, 2020

Images of the coronavirus commonly seen on the web have been magnified as many as 40,000 times. In fact, coronavirus…

Space Policy Pod – Episode 5: Bhavya Lal

This podcast features an engaging discussion with IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute expert Dr. Bhavya Lal. Dr. Lal leads strategy, technology assessment, and policy studies and analyses at the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Space Council, and federal space-oriented organizations including…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending June 26, 2020

This week, both the House and Senate were in session for committee markups and hearings. A text of the Senate’s $740 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) bill (S. 4049) was released, and the Senate is expected to take procedural votes on the bill with debates to continue through next week, with the goal of…

Volunteer Spotlight: Lou Ramon

We could not do the work we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers, and these Volunteer Spotlight articles profile the interesting and dedicated people who make Space Foundation programs possible. This week, we are featuring Space Foundation Discovery Center volunteer Lou Ramon. Lou has been a “space cadet” his entire life,…

Space Policy Pod – Episode 4: John Paul (JP) Parker

This podcast takes an inside look at the intelligence community space enterprise with senior executive John Paul (JP) Parker. Mr. Parker is a Senior National Intelligence Service officer serving as Intelligence Community Space Executive, a newly formed office designed to increase collaboration, integration and innovation throughout the IC space enterprise. Previously, Mr. Parker was Special…

Space Foundation Announces 3rd Annual Dr. Rochelle Abrams Space Across the Curriculum Professional Development Sessions

Applications are now open for the Space Foundation’s 3rd annual Dr. Rochelle Abrams Space Across the Curriculum Teacher Professional Development, being presented virtually this year. Don’t miss this immersive, collaborative, out-of-this-world educational adventure, being offered twice during the month of July. Throughout each week, you’ll gain crucial tools and resources that you can take back…

Space4U Podcast: Kevin DeBruin — The Fit Rocket Scientist

In this episode: We meet Kevin DeBruin, a space educator who brings space down to Earth for all of us in a creative and entertaining way. A former NASA JPL rocket scientist, Kevin is also the author of To NASA and Beyond: Perseverance to Achieve the Impossible, a TEDx speaker, American Ninja Warrior, and CuriosityStream’s brand ambassador…