Dr. Manyapu

Space4U Podcast: Meet Dr. Kavya Manyapu

Space Foundation News

Dr. Kavya Manyapu - Flight Crew Operations and Test Engineer In this episode, we meet Dr. Kavya Manyapu, a Space Scientist working in Flight Crew Operations and Testing for the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.  Read more »


Volunteer at the Space Foundation

Space Foundation News

We are seeking excited, motivated space lovers to volunteer at the Space Foundation headquarters in Colorado Springs. As a 401c(3) nonprofit, we could not do the work we do without the generous and tireless support of volunteers. Read more »

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Jill Gilford is 2019 Recipient of the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 21, 2019) - Jill Gilford, an Earth and Space Science Teacher at Twin Lakes High School in Monticello, Ind., has been selected to receive the 2019 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. The annual award is presented jointly by the Space Foundation, the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in recognition of creative and innovative use of technology by K-12 educators, or district-level education personnel. Read more »

Alice Bunn

Space4U Podcast: Meet Alice Bunn, UK Space Agency International Director

Space Foundation News

In this episode: Alice BunnWe meet Alice Bunn. Alice Bunn is the International Director at the UK Space Agency (UKSA), responsible for international engagement through multilateral and bilateral frameworks, capturing the wider societal benefits of space programs and harnessing the inspirational effect of space for skills and education. Read more »

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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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Lockheed Martin Funds Space Foundation STEM Program in Huntsville

Space Foundation News

Today, the Space Foundation’s Space in the Community program began in Huntsville, Ala., thanks to funding by Lockheed Martin. Read more »

Certified Data Product

S-Network Space Index is First Certified Space Data Product

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 13, 2019) — The Space Foundation announces the addition of the S-Network Space Index to its Space Certification program. The index is the inaugural entry in the newest Space Certification category, Space Data Products. Eligible products and services are those that either use data collected from space systems or provide data about space and the space industry. Read more »

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Give Your Kids Some Space This Summer at the Space Foundation Discovery Center

Space Foundation Press Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 13, 2019) – The Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs is bringing back its summer Explore Space Experience for children ages eight through 13. Read more »