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Nov. 19 is Deadline to Enter Space Foundation International Student Art Contest, Sponsored by Firefly Aerospace

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Student artists from around the world are invited to submit their original artwork depicting the theme "Where Will Your Spaceship Take You?” Read more »

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

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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

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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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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 Announces Changes to its Board of Directors

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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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Space Foundation VP Vinson Wins Tourism Leadership Award

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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. “Visit Colorado Springs has recognized what we at the Space Foundation already know. Kathy Vinson is a phenomenal professional to work with and to have as part of your team,” said Space Foundation CEO Thomas Zelibor. “Her dedication to us and our mission and to the greater Colorado Springs community makes a world of difference to our shared success, and we are very proud of her.” 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 Selects Richard B. Cooper for New Strategic Communications & Outreach VP Position at its Washington, D.C., Office

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 27, 2018) - The Space Foundation announced today it has added a second new vice president at its Washington, D.C., office. Richard B. "Rich" Cooper has been hired for the newly-created position of Vice President - Strategic Communications & Outreach, effective Sept. 28, 2018. Read more »