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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Gerald Zuniga

“I traveled from Houston, TX to attend the Space Commerce Partnership Workshop in Orlando, FL. The workshop was beyond my…

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SPACE FOUNDATION FEATURES

News, Press Releases, Podcasts and Videos

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

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | November 30, 2022

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Nov. 30, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global…

Statement By CEO On NASA’s Artemis Launch

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | November 16, 2022

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Nov. 16, 2022 — Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor issued the following statement upon the launch…

Statement by CEO on New U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | November 2, 2022

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Nov. 2, 2022 — Tom Zelibor, CEO of Space Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1983 for the…

Space Foundation Opens Registration for 38th Space Symposium, To Be Held April 17-20, 2023

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | October 20, 2022

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Oct. 20, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, today announced that…

Space Commerce Institute Launching Educational Workshops for Entrepreneurs

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | October 19, 2022

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Oct. 19, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global…

Space Foundation Releases The Space Report 2022 Q3 with New Findings on Global Workforce, Space Force Recruiting, Spacesuits, and Biobandages

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | October 11, 2022

U.S. space employment grew 2.6% during 2021 U.S. Space Force saw more than 18,000 applicants vie for 511 enlisted jobs…

Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending November 10, 2022

This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, midterm election results returned slowly, with leadership of the 118th Congress still in the air, NASA’s Artemis 1 launch slipped from November 14th to November 16th, the UN First Committee endorsed the US resolution to ban direct-ascent ASAT weapons testing, and China launched its final space station module.…

Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending October 28, 2022

This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, election cycle is in full swing, Congress remains out of session, NASA announced a study on unidentified aerial phenomena, and Lockheed Martin won three additional contracts to provide Orion crew capsules for Artemis Missions VI-VIII. The 38th Space Symposium REGISTRATION NOW LIVE Space Symposium is the premier…

Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending October 14, 2022

This Week in Washington Congress is in recess until mid-November, though the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was debated in the Senate this week, the Biden Administration released its National Security Strategy, and NASA continues to hold dates for launching Artemis 1. Space Foundation Events Faga Forum The Faga Forum on Space Intelligence brings together…

Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending September 30, 2022

This Week in Washington The Senate confirmed Lt Gen Chance Saltzman as the next Chief of Space Operations. Majority Leader Schumer indicated the National Defense Authorization Act will not be voted on prior to midterm elections, and a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) has passed the Senate, likely to pass the House and to be signed…

Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending September 16, 2022

This Week in Washington The National Space Council convened for a second time under Vice President Harris’s leadership, Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen announced his resignation from NASA, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a nomination hearing for Lt Gen Chance Saltzman, and Senators Hickenlooper and Lummis introduced the ORBITS Act. United States Space Policy Updates The…

Global Alliance

Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending September 2, 2022

This week in Washington: The House and Senate are in August recess. The Artemis 1 launch slipped to Saturday, September 3rd. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) extended SpaceX’s commercial crew mission contract by $1.6 billion and 5 launches. Boeing, Raytheon, and Ursa Major were awarded government contracts for missile and engine development. United…