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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.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

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.

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SPACE FOUNDATION FEATURES

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“Space Symposium 365” Schedule Released: New Online, All-Digital Platform Delivers Exclusive Content for the Space Community

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | October 14, 2020

Provides Year-Round Programming Featuring Space Leaders, Insight, and Connections Initiative offers programs similar to those of the annual Space Symposium…

“The Space Report” Finds Commercial Space Revenue Climbs to $336.89 Billion in 2019

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | October 13, 2020

Despite COVID-19 Disruption, Investment in Space Tops $6B in Q3 2020: Report  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Oct. 13, 2020 —…

Space4U Podcast: Steve Howard – Spaceport Camden

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | October 9, 2020

In this episode: We meet Steve Howard, County Administrator of Camden County, Georgia, and project lead for Spaceport Camden, currently…

Space Foundation and U.S. Drone Soccer League to Host Limited-Time Exhibition Allowing Visitors to Play New Robotic Sport

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | October 5, 2020

Played using encased quadcopters, a full-contact robotic sport Inspires teamwork, sparks engineering and aerospace interests “Everyone who sees it immediately…

Space4U Podcast: Sean Wilson – Northrop Grumman Space Systems

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | October 2, 2020

In this episode: We meet Sean Wilson, Director of Media and Public Relations at Northrop Grumman Space Systems. Starting her…

Space Technology Hall of Fame Inductees to Be Celebrated During World Space Week with Virtual Ceremony on Oct. 8

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | October 1, 2020

Space Foundation’s World Space Week Events to Include Induction of Three Foundational Commercial Technologies COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Oct. 1,…

Volunteer Spotlight: George Gorman

These Volunteer Spotlight articles profile some of the interesting and dedicated people who make Space Foundation programs possible. We could not do the work that we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers. This week, we are featuring Space Foundation Discovery Center volunteer George Gorman. George was born in Chicago and raised…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending October 16, 2020

It was an exciting week for the space community. The International Astronautical Congress was held virtually and achieved many important milestones for space policy, especially the signing of the Artemis Accords. In Washington, D.C., the Senate Judiciary Committee held confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Sign Up for Space Symposium 365 Space…

Space Policy Pod – Episode 12: (Alexander MacDonald, NASA)

This podcast discussion features Alex Macdonald, NASA’s chief economist. He also serves as program executive of the International Space Station National Lab. He was previously the Senior Economic Advisor in the Office of the Administrator and was the founding program executive of NASA’s Emerging Space Office. Dr. Macdonald is a former executive staff specialist on…

Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Edelman

These Volunteer Spotlight articles profile some of the interesting and dedicated people who make Space Foundation programs possible. We could not do the work that we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers. This week, we are featuring Space Foundation volunteer Steve Edelman. Edelman is originally from Rockville Centre, New York, and…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending October 2, 2020

On Thursday night, the Senate passed a short-term continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown. The bill extends $1.4 trillion in government funding until December 11. Earlier in the week, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on NASA missions and programs. Sign Up for Space Symposium 365 Space Symposium 365…

Space Policy Pod – Episode 11: (Conner Prochaska, Department of Energy)

This podcast discussion features Conner Prochaska, chief commercialization officer for the Department of Energy and director of the Office of Technology Transitions. His office advances the economic, energy, and national security interests of the United States by expanding the commercial impact of the department’s research and development portfolio. Prior to his current roles, Mr. Prochaska…