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

Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor: “Why the space community is positioned to lead the economic recovery following the pandemic & help transition careers, operations and our livelihoods in a positive and proactive way”

By Dr. Ely Weinschneider, Psy.D. | May 28, 2020

This article was originally published on As a part of my series about the things we can do to remain hopeful and support each other during anxious times, I had the pleasure of interviewing Tom Zelibor. Tom is the CEO for Space Foundation, a 501(c)(3) global space advocate. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Zelibor…

Space Foundation Launches the Center for Innovation and Education

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | May 27, 2020

Workforce Opportunity in the $415 Billion Space Economy Accessible to All People  A workforce development roadmap Successful pilot entrepreneurship programs for students and adults Call for corporate members, partners, sponsors, grantors and donors COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — May 27, 2020 — Space Foundation, a 501(c)(3) global space advocate for 37 years, today launched its Center…

Volunteer Spotlight: Jordan Richardson

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | May 23, 2020

Jordan is a graduating senior at Air Academy High School, class of 2020 strong! She’s an officer in the National Honor Society, member of the Rocky Mountain Robotics FIRST Team 662, and co-president of the Astronomy & Physics Club. Jordan is the recipient of the Congressional Award – Silver Certificate from the U. S. Congress. Jordan volunteers…