SPACE FOUNDATION

Advocating for Innovation. Bettering Life on Earth.

Space Foundation is a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, offering a gateway to education, information and collaboration for space exploration and space-inspired industries that define the global space ecosystem.

CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND EDUCATION

Space for you. Space for all.

Center for Innovation and Education, a division of Space Foundation, is a lifelong learning platform for the global space ecosystem that delivers workforce development and economic opportunity for students, teachers, entrepreneurs and professionals via programs offered digitally worldwide or at Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado...

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Space Foundation supports Pre-K through 20 students with standards-based curriculum that uses space principles to integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in laboratory, classroom and after-school settings.

Space Foundation’s New Generation initiatives target aerospace professionals 35 and younger. The program fosters meaningful, long-term peer relationships by providing access to top space leaders through program opportunities at Space Symposium and throughout the year.

Space Foundation offers space commerce training workshops and a related webinar speaker series. These workshops and webinars provide key insights to address the most common challenges in establishing or expanding space-based technology companies.

Space Foundation provides unique and exclusive membership programs for individuals and corporations to connect and participate with the greater space community.

SPACE FOUNDATION SUCCESS STORIES

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SPACE FOUNDATION FEATURES

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Space Foundation Partners With Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center to Support Military Families

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | May 2, 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — May 2, 2024 —  Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and…

Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center

RTX Awards Grant to Space Foundation Discovery Center for Renovations, Field Trips, and New Generation Programming

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | April 9, 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 8, 2024 —  Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and…

The Space Report 2024 Q1 Finds Growth in U.S. Space Workforce, Record 2024 Launch Pace, Leaps in Commercial and Civil Spacecraft Technology

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | April 9, 2024

U.S. private space workforce grew 4.8% in 2023, with strong launch-related hiring 2024 is off to the fastest start of…

Space Symposium Opening Ceremonies Commence With Prestigious Honors

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | April 8, 2024

Recipients Acknowledged for Achievements in Lifetime Space Accomplishments, Space Exploration, Space Accomplishment, Space Education and Public Outreach COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.…

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

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | April 8, 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 8, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and…

Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center

Space Commerce Institute Announces Launch of SpaceEdge

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | March 28, 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 28, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and…

Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on May 17

This Week in Washington NASA Administrator Bill Nelson has traveled to Italy, Vatican City, and Saudi Arabia. The House Armed Services Committee released its draft FY25 NDAA. Lithuania has become the 40th signatory to the Artemis Accords. The SASC Subcommittee on Strategic Forces is scheduled to convene a hearing on DOD space activities next week. United…

Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on May 3, 2024

This Week in Washington Congress passed a resolution to designate today, May 3, as National Space Day. Russia vetoed a UN Security Council Resolution on preventing nuclear weapons in outer space. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson testified before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee on the FY2025 budget request for NASA. Read Space Foundation’s summary of…

Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on April 20, 2024

This Week in Washington Switzerland, Sweden, and Slovenia joined the Artemis Accords this week. The U.S. Space Force released its Commercial Space Strategy. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies. United States Space Policy Updates  Vice President Kamala Harris has called for action from both the private…

Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on April 5, 2024

This Week in Washington The Pentagon released the “2024 DOD Commercial Space Integration Strategy.” Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall and Chief of Space Operations Chance Saltzman will testify before the Senate Appropriation Subcommittee on Defense next Tuesday. Roscosmos has approved the preliminary design of a future Russian orbital station. United States Space Policy Updates …

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Statement on the Passing of George Abbey

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

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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