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Space Foundation Selected as World Space Week 2023 National Coordinator

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Feb. 28, 2023 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem, today announced that it has been selected by the World Space Week Association as the World Space Week national coordinator for the United States.

In 1999, the U.N. General Assembly declared Oct. 4-10 as World Space Week. Since then, it has grown to be the largest space event on Earth, according to the Association. Events are held by space agencies, the industry, the U.N., schools, and thousands of organizations that week each year. Preliminary results of World Space Week 2022 show a record-breaking number of over 10,000 reported events in 88 countries.

“Space Foundation is incredibly honored and excited to team up with the World Space Week Association as the national coordinator for the United States,” said Space Foundation Chief Operation Officer Shelli Brunswick. “Every year, World Space Week provides an incredible opportunity to share space-related innovations and opportunities that are available to everyone, and the benefits space brings to life on Earth. Sharing those stories and building those relationships is part of Space Foundation’s mission, and we look forward to working with industry, education and government partners to make World Space Week 2023 the best ever.”

“We are very excited about working closely with Space Foundation to make World Space Week in the United States an even greater success. We have been partners for several years, and our belief is that with them accepting the role of U.S. national coordinator, our collaboration will become even stronger,” said World Space Week Association Director Maruska Strah. “This year’s theme is Space and Entrepreneurship, and we are convinced that the work Space Foundation is doing within its Space Commerce Institute will be a great inspiration for World Space Week 2023 participants.”

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About Space Foundation 

Space Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem. Driven by partnerships, Space Foundation unites the entire spectrum of stakeholders — business, government, education and local communities — through support from corporate members, sponsors, fundraising and grants. Visit Space Foundation at, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About World Space Week 

The largest space event on Earth, UN-declared World Space Week is celebrated Oct. 4-10 annually. It is an international celebration of the contribution of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition. World Space Week consists of myriad space-related events held by space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, planetaria, museums, astronomy clubs, and others in a common timeframe to achieve greater student and public impact through synchronization.

About World Space Week Association 

World Space Week Association is the global coordinator of World Space Week. An international non-government, non-profit organization, the Association is a permanent observer on the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. It is supported by voluntary contributions from sponsors including Lockheed Martin Corporation, Viasat, Astroscale, SES, Thales Alenia Space, and Airbus. The Association, founded in 1982, is one of the world’s oldest space advocacy organizations.


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Media Contacts:

Rich Cooper
Vice President, Strategic Communications & Outreach
Space Foundation
(202) 596-0714
[email protected]

Ilayda Edali
Operations Manager
World Space Week Association
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