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Firefly Aerospace Saves Space Foundation International Student Art Contest

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 12, 2018) – Since 2011, the Space Foundation’s International Student Art Contest has inspired thousands of children around the globe to envision the possibilities and adventures to be found in space. However, for 2019, the art contest almost ended. In spite of participation by 4,578 children in 57 countries this year, a lack of sponsorship nearly killed plans for the contest to continue in 2019. But at the eleventh hour, Austin-based Firefly Aerospace stepped in to sponsor the art contest for 2019. 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. His last assignment was as the U.S. Army Legislative Affairs Principal Military Deputy, where he was responsible to the Secretary of the Army on congressional issues. Read more »

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Grainger Foundation Grant Supports Discovery Center Field Trips

Space Foundation News

Thanks to the generosity of the Grainger Foundation, hundreds of students in Colorado will be afforded the opportunity to take a field trip to the Space Foundation Discovery Center. This week, Rich Stiner, Operation Manager for W.W. Grainger Inc, Colorado Springs, presented the Space Foundation with a check for $2,500.00. The funds will be available for local teachers to apply for a ScholarTrip. Each ScholarTrip covers the students’ admission fees to the Discovery Center, as well as a subsidy for bus transportation, one of the biggest obstacles teachers face in getting their students out of the classroom and into an engaging field trip experience. Read more »

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Space Foundation Delivers Virtual STEM Program to Students in Kabul

Space Foundation News

The Space Foundation recently provided STEM programming to visiting college-level students at a Lincoln Learning Center in Kabul, through oversight by the U.S. Embassy. To accommodate the time difference, Space Foundation educators gathered at midnight in the Mars Robotics Lab of the Space Foundation's Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. Communicating through laptops, educators Keith Barger, Slade Bradbury and Audra Chapleski guided the students through navigating rovers remotely over the simulated Martian terrain at the Discovery Center. Read more »

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Nomination Period Opens for 2019 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 27, 2018) – The Space Foundation is now accepting nominations for its highest award, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. Read more »

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Brick by Brick, Building the New Generation

New Generation Initiatives

by Kelly Shelton, Space Foundation Manager - Philanthropy Building a career is not easy. The path to success is laid brick by brick. The Space Foundation knows that each of those bricks is critical to maintaining forward momentum and achieving the goals you have set for yourself. Read more »

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Space Foundation Welcomes Newest Corporate Member

Space Foundation News

The Space Foundation receives support from a wide range of Corporate Members, who make it possible for us to successfully deliver programs that advance space-related endeavors. Read more »

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Space Foundation COO Speaks at #CoSpacePort Celebration

Space Foundation News

Front Range Airport received a spaceport license from the FAA earlier this month creating the new Colorado Air and Space Port. Read more »

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Supporting and Celebrating Space Technology

Space Technology Hall of Fame

The Space Foundation established the Space Technology Hall of Fame® to increase public appreciation of the many practical benefits of space exploration and to encourage further innovation. Read more »