Space Foundation Press Releases

Coherent Loans James Webb Space Telescope Demonstration Mirror to Space Foundation Discovery Center

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 9, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and information for the global space ecosystem, today announced an agreement with Coherent (NYSE: COHR) for the company to provide on loan a demonstration mirror developed for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The mirror will be…

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Space Symposium Opening Ceremonies Commence With Prestigious Honors

Recipients Acknowledged for Achievements in Lifetime Space Accomplishments, Space Exploration, Space Accomplishment, Space Education and Public Outreach COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 8, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and information for the global space ecosystem, bestowed its highest accolades for outstanding contributions and achievements at today’s Space Symposium opening…

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Space Foundation Receives James Webb Space Telescope Full-Scale Model From Northrop Grumman

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 8, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and innovation for the global space ecosystem, today announced that Northrop Grumman has gifted a full-sized scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) to be permanently displayed at Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.…

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Statement on the Passing of George Abbey

George Abbey headshot in front of American flag

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 25, 2024 — Heather Pringle, CEO of Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, issued the following statement today on the passing of George Abbey. “George Abbey’s leadership opened and defined new evolutions in spaceflight crews, spacecraft safety and operations and collaborative partnerships between…

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Statement on the passing of General Howell Estes, USAF

General Howell Estes headshot

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 25, 2024 — Heather Pringle, CEO of Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, issued the following statement today on the passing of Gen. Howell Estes, USAF / NORAD, Space Command Leader. “All of us at Space Foundation extend our condolences to the family, friends and…

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Space Foundation Announces Recipient of Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. New Generation National Security Scholarship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 19, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem, today announced that CPT Bianca Castillo, U.S. Army, has been selected as the recipient of the Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. New Generation National Security Scholarship. This award provides the…

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Space Workforce 2030 Names New Executive Director in Landmark Partnership

Melanie Stricklan to Spearhead Space Talent Initiative COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 18, 2024 — Space Foundation and Space Workforce 2030 are proud to announce the appointment of Melanie Stricklan as the inaugural Executive Director of Space Workforce 2030, a first-of-its-kind collaborative effort to build an inclusive workforce to meet the burgeoning demands of the…

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Statement on the Successful Launch of Starship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 14, 2024 — Heather Pringle, CEO of Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, issued the following statement today on the launch of SpaceX’s Starship. “All of us at Space Foundation extend our congratulations to the entire SpaceX team on today’s successful launch of Starship.…

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Space Foundation Announces Systems Tool Kit and Hydroxyapatite Remineralizing Toothpaste as 2024 Space Technology Hall of Fame Inductees

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Feb. 28, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem, today announced that two leading-edge technologies developed for space will be inducted as the 2024 class of the Space Technology Hall of Fame®. The induction ceremony will occur during the annual…

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Space Foundation Names Euclid Mission Team of European Space Agency as 2024 Space Achievement Award Recipient

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Feb. 13, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem, today announced that the Euclid Mission Team of the European Space Agency (ESA) has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Space Achievement Award. Established in 1995, Space…

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