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James Webb Space Telescope Program Team Selected to Receive 2023 John L. ’Jack’ Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration

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Space Foundation announced that it has selected the James Webb Space Telescope team as the recipient of the 2023 John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration.

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Space Foundation Releases The Space Report 2022 Q4 

Records Set for Launches and Payloads Reaching Space Despite Economic Headwinds    Successful launch attempts increased more than 33% from 2021 to 2022  Spacecraft operators deployed 2,354 spacecraft in 2022, a 36% annual increase   Pentagon more than doubled space budgets from 2005 to 2022  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Jan. 24, 2023 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit…

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Space Foundation Discovery Center Announces Newest Exhibit Honoring Space Shuttle Columbia

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Jan. 19, 2023 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that its Space Foundation Discovery Center will open its newest exhibit, “With Dignity, Honor, and Reverence: The Recovery of Space Shuttle Columbia,” on Saturday, Feb. 4. The exhibit commemorates the 20th…

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Space Foundation Selects Dan Goldin to Receive the 2023 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Jan. 18, 2023 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that The Honorable Daniel S. Goldin has been selected as the 2023 recipient of its highest honor, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. For 60 years, Dan Goldin has…

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Space Commerce Institute and The Levan Center of Innovation Launch Entrepreneurial Cohorts for LEVL5: SPACE DOCK

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Jan.17, 2023 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that its Space Commerce Institute and The Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation are launching the first two entrepreneurial cohorts of LEVL5: SPACE DOCK. In partnership with the Levan…

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Space Foundation Receives Half-Million Dollars in Funding from El Pomar Foundation

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dec. 22, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced it is the recipient of a $500,000 donation from El Pomar Foundation. This gift will allow for upgrades into Space Foundation Discovery Center’s operating infrastructure and educational programming. In 2021, El…

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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. — Dec. 15, 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 Partners with Embassy of Italy for Italian National Space Day 2022

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dec. 8, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that its Space Commerce Institute is partnering with the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C., Italian Trade Agency (ITA), Italian Space Agency (ASI), U.S. Chamber of Commerce and George Washington University…

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Space Commerce Institute and GEN Space Sign Partnership Agreement To Expand Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Nov. 30, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, announced that its Space Commerce Institute recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Global Entrepreneurship Network – Space (GEN Space) to explore collaborative opportunities to further support the space workforce and entrepreneurial supply…

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Statement By CEO On NASA’s Artemis Launch

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Nov. 16, 2022 — Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor issued the following statement upon the launch of NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission launch: “Today’s launch is the first big step to an aspiration held by the space community for years — returning to the Moon. This time we do it with…

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