Space Foundation Press Releases

Space Foundation Releases The Space Report 2023 Q3

The Space Report Q3

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Oct. 23, 2023 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem, will release The Space Report 2023 Q3 tomorrow, Oct. 24. Highlights include: Space workforce in the United States and around the globe showed continued strong growth. India’s lunar lander…

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Statement on the Passing of Martin “Marty” Faga

Headshot of Marty Faga

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Oct. 20, 2023 — 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 Martin “Marty” C. Faga. All of us at Space Foundation are saddened by the loss of Martin “Marty” C. Faga and…

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The Role of Critical Thinking in STEAM

As an educator, you must empower your students to think critically and strategically to fuel their interest in STEAM. By nurturing these skills in our students, we can ensure they possess the necessary problem-solving traits for success across all disciplines — from science and math to engineering to arts and technology. Understanding the importance of…

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Space Foundation Opens Nomination Period for 2024  General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award

Space Foundation’s highest award to be presented at Space Symposium Nomination period is Sept. 21-Dec. 1, 2023 Award recognizes 20 years or more of contributions that benefit humanity COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sept. 21, 2023 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that it is now…

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Space Foundation to Celebrate World Space Week 2023

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sept. 19, 2023 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced programming for its celebration of World Space Week 2023, Oct. 4-10. This year, the theme for the annual event is “Space and Entrepreneurship” to celebrate the growing commercial space ecosystem and inspire…

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Space Foundation Announces $3M Remodel of Discovery Center

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sept. 13, 2023 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem, today announced that its Space Foundation Discovery Center will undergo a transformative $3 million renovation and expansion. From Sunday, Nov. 19 until early spring of 2024, this substantial undertaking aims…

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Rachel Harrington is 2023 recipient of the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

Rachel Harrington

Rachel Harrington has over 16 years of professional experience in K-8 instruction and currently teaches science at Haller Middle School in Arlington, WA. She earned her Bachelor of Arts (2006) in K-8 instruction and Master of Education in Literacy Instruction (2010) from Western Washington University. In 2016, in conjunction with her role as a teacher,…

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Dan Saldana is 2022 Recipient of the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

Dan Saldana

Dan Saldana was the recipient of the 2022 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. He acquired a passion for space at a very early age when his 5th-grade class was chosen to attend a series of lectures by Dr. Werner Von Braun on space travel to the Moon and Mars. Dan’s passion led him to…

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Statement on India’s Spacecraft Landing on the South Pole of the Moon

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aug. 23, 2023 —  Space Foundation CEO Heather Pringle issued the following statement on the successful landing of India’s Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft on the Moon. “Space Foundation congratulates the people of India for this first of its kind achievement in landing on the South Pole of the Moon. The touchdown of Chandrayaan-3 opens a…

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Space Foundation Partners With the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Support and Promote Dutch Space Sector in U.S.

 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. and Washington, D.C., — Aug. 22, 2023 —  Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem, today announced that its Space Commerce Institute is partnering with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, represented by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in…

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