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Space Foundation Partners with Raytheon Intelligence & Space to Expand STEM Programs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 21, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced a new partnership with Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, to embolden the next generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) leaders in Colorado. Utilizing a $50,000 grant…

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Space Foundation Announces New Members to its Board of Directors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 20, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced the addition of five new members to its board of directors. The new board members include: John Hyten, USAF (Ret.), former Vice Chairman, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Jeff Ashby, former…

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Explanation of “A Celebration of Space: Discover What’s Next” Event

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 19, 2022 — For nearly a decade, Space Foundation has hosted a “Yuri’s Night” on the Sunday prior to its annual Space Symposium to raise funds for our education programs. Three weeks ago, when we first started posting notices on social media about our April 3rd event, then called, “Yuri’s Night,”…

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Space Foundation Selects L3Harris as Recipient of 2022 Athena Education Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 7, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that L3Harris Technologies has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Athena Education Award. The award will be presented during the 37th Space Symposium, to be held April 4-7, 2022,…

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Beowulf Computing Cluster, Bubble Detector Technology, CubeSat Design Standard Announced as 2022 Space Technology Hall of Fame Inductees

Space Foundation to Honor Inductees at 37th Space Symposium COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Feb. 22, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that three innovative technologies developed for space will be inducted as the 2022 class into the organization’s Space Technology Hall of Fame®.…

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Statement on the Passing of P.J. O’Rourke

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Feb. 16, 2022 — Dr. Kathryn Thornton, Chair of Space Foundation’s Board of Directors, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, issued the following statement on the passing of P.J. O’Rourke, a former member of the Board and Life Director:   “All of us at Space Foundation…

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State of Space 2022 Offers Critical Lessons for Business and Government

Thomas Zelibor, Space Foundation CEO, Explains the Importance of: Defining space as a critical infrastructure Prioritizing workforce and education initiatives Establishing norms of behavior COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Feb. 15, 2022 — In an annual State of Space 2022 commentary and video, Thomas Zelibor, CEO of Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983…

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International Astronautical Federation To Receive Space Foundation 2022 Space Achievement Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Feb. 8, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Space Achievement Award. Established in 1995, Space Foundation’s Space Achievement Award recognizes individuals or organizations that…

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Space Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. New Generation National Security Scholarship

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Feb. 3, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that nominations are now being accepted for the Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. New Generation National Security Scholarship. This scholarship provides a uniformed, young professional member of the United States Armed…

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Space Foundation Launches Space Commerce Institute

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Feb. 2, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today launched Space Commerce Institute, a program offered by Center for Innovation and Education to facilitate access and growth for university students, entrepreneurs, businesses and professionals. “We have entered the era of access…

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