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Space Foundation Partners With Operation Homefront to Support Military Families

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — May 16, 2023 —  Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem, today announced that in commemoration of Memorial Day it is partnering with Operation Homefront to make an astronomical impact for students and military families.

During the month of May and continuing through Father’s Day, June 18, every $50 donation made to Space Foundation will fund an immersive STEAM experience for a student and gift a Space Foundation Discovery Center Passport membership to a family served by Operation Homefront. The Passport membership will allow year-long entry to Space Foundation Discovery Center in addition to more than 350 science centers and museums worldwide, igniting learning opportunities for children and providing military families with the opportunity to spend quality time together.

Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit that builds strong, stable and secure military families so they can thrive — not simply struggle to get by — in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. The organization provides relief, resiliency, and recurring family support programs and services throughout the year to help military families overcome short-term difficulties so they don’t become long-term hardships.

“Space Foundation is proud to partner with Operation Homefront in supporting military families and providing their children with critical STEAM education,” said Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor. “Through this partnership, we hope to open more doors and expand educational resources for military families who may be facing hardships. With the generosity of our community, we can make a difference in the lives of our wonderful military families.”

Commenting on the partnership, Operation Homefront’s Area Manager Beth Desloges said, “As a military spouse of over 26 years myself, I have seen the struggles our military families experience when trying to integrate into a new community every few years. It is so impactful when local businesses and institutions, like Space Foundation, reach out to our families and welcome them with open arms by providing free memberships and experiences. In many cases, it is because of opportunities like this that families feel comfortable leaving base to explore their new community.”

About Space Foundation Discovery Center

Space Foundation Discovery Center is a hands-on, interactive space and science center focused on inspiring, educating, and preparing the next generation of explorers and innovators in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Partnerships with government and commercial enterprises support exhibits like the El Pomar Space Gallery; Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring Science On a Sphere®; and Lockheed Martin Space Education Center, including the Mars Robotics Lab, the Education Activities Center, and the AGI Space Missions Simulation Lab. To learn more about Space Foundation Discovery Center, visit discoverspace.org.

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 www.SpaceFoundation.org, and follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn and YouTube.

About Operation Homefront

Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable and secure military families so that they can thrive — not simply struggle to get by — in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 88% of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing, and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America’s military families. For more information, visit Operation Homefront’s website.

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Tags: Space Foundation, Space Foundation Discovery Center, Operation Homefront, school supplies, educational resources, STEM, STEAM education, passport membership, space ecosystem, space museum, science center, military families

Media Contacts:

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

Dottie O’Rourke
TECHMarket Communications
(650) 344-1260
[email protected]


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