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NASA's Dawn Mission to Receive 2019 John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 14, 2019) – Launched in 2007 and managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the Dawn mission space probe ended its mission on Oct. 31, 2018, after successfully completing its mission to orbit giant asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres, revealing important information about the formation of the solar system. Read more »

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National Space Council to Receive Space Foundation’s Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 13, 2019) – The reestablishment of the National Space Council in 2017 brought new public attention to the importance of space in the United States. The Council, headed by U.S. Read more »

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Space Foundation Awards Scholarships to Minority-Owned Businesses

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 20, 2019) — In an effort to increase diversity and expand networking opportunities with industry leaders, the Space Foundation has awarded scholarships for minority business owners to attend the 35th Space Symposium, to be held April 8-11, 2019, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. Read more »

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Space Foundation Hosts New Generation Space Leaders Event at Kennedy Space Center

Space Foundation News

The Space Foundation's New Generation Space Leaders program helps young professionals, age 35 or younger, advance their careers through mentoring opportunities with senior industry leaders, networking events and presentations. Read more »

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Space Foundation Announces 2019 Space Achievement Award Recipients

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 4, 2019) – The Space Foundation’s 35th Space Symposium will open on April 8 with awards recognizing the major space accomplishments of 2018. Read more »

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Statement from Tom Zelibor, CEO, Space Foundation, on the Passing of Mickey Hartinger

Space Foundation News

"Any room Mickey Hartinger ever entered, lit up with her warmth, heart and boundless energy. That kind of character created opportunity and possibilities for anyone in her 'orbit,' and at the Space Foundation, we were fortunate to have her as one of our most ardent supporters. Read more »


Data Transmission Technology and Interim Resistive Exercise Device are 2019 Space Technology Hall of Fame Inductees

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 25, 2019) - The Space Foundation's 35th Space Symposium will celebrate the induction into the Space Technology Hall of Fame® of two innovations developed for space that now improve life on Earth. 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. 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 »