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NASA's Dawn Mission to Receive 2019 John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 14, 2019) – Launched in 2007 and managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the Dawn mission space probe ended its mission on Oct. 31, 2018, after successfully completing its mission to orbit giant asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres, revealing important information about the formation of the solar system. For those accomplishments, the mission will receive the 2019 John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration. Read more »

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National Space Council to Receive Space Foundation’s Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 13, 2019) – The reestablishment of the National Space Council in 2017 brought new public attention to the importance of space in the United States. The Council, headed by U.S. Read more »

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Space Foundation Launches Podcast Series Space4U

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 24, 2019) – The Space Foundation announced today the launch of its new podcast series, Space4U, featuring conversations with a fascinating variety of space professionals. The subject matter derives from the Space Foundation’s new thematic calendar, which focuses on different space-related subject matter each month. Read more »

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Space Foundation Addresses Minority Business Opportunity at Houston Workshop

Space Foundation News

The Space Foundation presented its third in a nationwide series of Space Commerce Workshops today in Houston. Partnering with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), the Space Foundation is presenting the one-day workshops for minority business leaders and other aspiring space industry entrepreneurs. Read more »

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Harris Corp. Sponsors Space Foundation Space in the Community Program for Brevard County Schools

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For the second time this school year, Harris Corporation has funded a Space Foundation Space in the Community (SITC) program, reinforcing the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in preparing students for careers of the future Read more »

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Space Foundation's Space Commerce Workshop in Los Angeles Helps Develop Minority Businesses

Space Foundation News

On Jan. 26, the Space Foundation offered the second in its series of Space Commerce Opportunity Workshops with the goal of bringing minority business leaders into the greater space commerce community. The workshop was held at the University of Southern California and the Space Foundation partnered with Southern California Commercial Spaceflight Initiative and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce for this event. Read more »

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Register Now for Space Commerce Workshops in El Segundo and Daytona

Space Foundation News

Partnering with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), the Space Foundation is presenting one-day workshops for minority business leaders and other aspiring space industry entrepreneurs around the country. Read more »

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Space Foundation Named a 2018 Best Workplace

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 28, 2019) - The Space Foundation has been named a 2018 Best Workplace by the Colorado Springs Gazette and the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC. Read more »

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Space Foundation Op-Ed: The Tread Marks of Chinese Company

Global Space

by Tom Zelibor Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer On January 3, 2019, China became the first nation to make a soft landing of a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon. Read more »