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Space Foundation Op-Ed: The Tread Marks of Chinese Company

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by Tom Zelibor Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer On January 3, 2019, China became the first nation to make a soft landing of a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon. Read more »

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The Space Report Reveals 2018 Global Space Economy Exceeded $400 Billion for the First Time

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 15, 2019) – Today, the Space Foundation published its second-quarter findings of its 2019 issue of The Space Report, revealing that: Read more »

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On the Cusp of Apollo

Space Awareness

The Space Foundation's commemoration of the Apollo 11 Moon landing continues with this article by Space Foundation Senior Analyst John Holst about the conclusion of the Gemini Project.   Read more »

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Photos from Space Foundation Discovery Center Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration

Space Awareness

History was made 50 years ago today with humankind's first steps on the Moon. Today, the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs celebrated the Apollo 11 Moon landing with a full day of rockets, rovers, robotics and real-life adventures in space as presented by former NASA astronaut Duane "Digger" Carey. Read more »

One Small Step to the Moon, One Giant Leap to Mars

Celebrate the Past and Inspire the Future at the Space Foundation Discovery Center Apollo 11 Celebration on July 20

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 10, 2019) – On July 20, 1969, two Americans were the first humans to step foot on the Moon. Read more »

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Summer of Discovery Opens at Space Foundation Discovery Center

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A reception for Passport Members and invited guests last night launched the opening of the Space Foundation Discovery Center's annual Summer of Discovery program. Read more »

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How the Space Shuttles Got Their Names

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Columbia (OV-102) was named after a sailing frigate launched in 1836. It was one of the first Navy ships to circumnavigate the globe. The name also was used for the Apollo 11 command module that carried Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins on the first lunar landing flight in 1969. Read more »

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Preparing for Apollo: Pegasus

Space Awareness

The Space Foundation's commemoration of the Apollo 11 mission continues with this article by Space Foundation Senior Analyst John Holst. One very early morning in May 1965, fire emerged from the Earth and disappeared into Florida's night sky. The fire, a Saturn I rocket launch plume, propelled an unmanned payload for NASA's Apollo program into space. Read more »

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Build! a Martian Habitat and Explore Life Off Earth at the Space Foundation Discovery Center This Summer

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 29, 2019) - Do you have what it takes to live on Mars? Getting there is one small step, but the giant leap will be living on the red planet. Read more »