Get your product or service certified by the Space Foundation
Few people realize how many irreplaceable everyday technologies were originally developed as components to space exploration. Ever taken a selfie or used a handheld vacuum? These innovations, originally devised to explore beyond our planet, have ironically taken on important roles in our daily existence here on Earth. Meanwhile, other products are designed to inspire the next great discoveries by encouraging an interest in the cosmos and space science. The Space Certification Program™ highlights companies and products that promote space technologies and awareness in the following ways:
- Spinoffs of space technologies—products or services that have been developed by reengineering and evolving preexisting space technologies to satisfy everyday needs.
- Products that use space technologies—items that directly employ technologies originally developed for space exploration to improve various aspects of our lives.
- Products that promote space—products that either spark an interest in space-related topics or educate people about space science and exploration.
Companies can apply for certification in four categories: Technology, Data, Educational, and Imagination. Certification may be applied for in any or all of these categories as they apply to your business, product, or service. Descriptions and examples of certified products in each category are:
Types of Certification
Certified Data Products
Products and services that use data collected from space systems or provide data about space and the space industry. An example is the S-Network Space Index, which tracks a portfolio of companies that derive substantial revenue from space-related activities.
Certified Education Products
Products or services utilized in educational settings to stimulate interest in and impart knowledge about space. An example is the Play Attention Learning System, a neurocognitive training program used in schools to improve attention, function, and self-regulation.
Certified Creative Products
Products that use art, music, entertainment or consumer goods to stimulate the imaginations of users, and increase interest in space travel and exploration. Examples include stardomspace.com, which advocates for science literacy in all age groups, and the adventurous book series Space Boy.
Terms and Fees
Your participation is our primary goal. It is also the key to achieving the Space Certification Program goal of providing special recognition for your business and improving public appreciation of the practical benefits of space exploration.
Certification recognition is available for two, three and five year periods. Actual fees are based upon the category or categories for which you apply. Your completed application is the first step toward determining an appropriate fee. We will work with you to ensure that your participation is as affordable as it is beneficial.
All fees sustain the vital efforts of the Space Certification Program and the Space Foundation’s Educational programs which support teachers and PreK-20 students using standards-based curriculum that integrate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) into all content areas.
Investing in educational success plays a critical role in our vision to inspire, educate, connect.
How can my business get involved?
Application (below) is your first step toward official certification and takes just minutes to complete. The Space Foundation will review your application for a genuine space connection. Upon approval, we will license you to use the certification seal in your sales and marketing efforts.
Is there a fee to apply for certification?
There is no charge to create an account. However, once your application is submitted there is a $50 non-refundable application fee required per product/service for your application to be considered for approval. Upon approval we will work with you to establish an affordable fee for a two, three or five year Certification agreement licensing you to use the certification seal.
Can the same company register more than one product?
Yes, you may register as many products that qualify.
Questions about the Space Certification Program?
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