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Colin Cantwell
Until recent years, Colin Cantwell was not a name known by many, although nearly everyone recognizes his work. Cantwell designed and constructed prototypes for the spaceships in the original Star Wars movies, including the X-Wing Fighter, Landspeeder, Sandcrawler and the infamous Death Star. READ MORE »
Cover image of The Space Report 2018
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 19, 2018) - The Space Foundation today released the findings of its publication The Space Report 2018: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity. The Space Report is the definitive body of information about the global space industry. The findings in the 2018 report revealed that in 2017, the global space economy totaled $383.5 billion worldwide. Also, during 2017: READ MORE »
Grainger Foundation Grant
Thanks to the generosity of the Grainger Foundation, hundreds of students in Colorado will be afforded the opportunity to take a field trip to the Space Foundation Discovery Center. This week, Rich Stiner, Operation Manager for W.W. Grainger Inc, Colorado Springs, presented the Space Foundation with a check for $2,500.00.   READ MORE »
Photo of William Shelton at 2018 Hill Award luncheon
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 27, 2018) – The Space Foundation is now accepting nominations for its highest award, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. Honoring its late, long-time chairman, Gen. James E. Hill, USAF (Ret.), the award recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions to humankind through exploration, development and use of space, or through use of space technology, information or resources in academic, cultural, industrial or other pursuits of broad benefit to humanity. READ MORE »
Spacesuits at the Discovery Center
This summer at the Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is exploring the fascinating world of spacesuits. Here are five things about spacesuits that you may not know.   READ MORE »
Swigert Society logo
Building a career is not easy. The path to success is laid brick by brick. The Space Foundation knows that each of those bricks is critical to maintaining forward momentum and achieving the goals you have set for yourself. Whether that "brick" is a colleague you meet at a networking event, a mentor who answers your burning questions or a professional development opportunity that expands your knowledge of the industry, the Space Foundation is here to help you lay your path. Our New Generation program, aimed at young aerospace professionals 35 and younger, provides just that. READ MORE »
Photo of 2018 Hall of Fame recipients
Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, is the deadline to submit nominations for induction into the prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame® in 2019. This international program honors innovations by organizations and individuals who transform space technology into commercial products that improve life on Earth. READ MORE »
HUD Secretary Ben Carson speaking
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 7, 2018) – This morning, Secretary Ben Carson and Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Thomas E. Zelibor participated in a ceremony at Life Remodeled in Detroit, Mich., to debut the EnVision Center Demonstration, a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development initiative to help HUD-assisted households "climb the ladder of opportunity." To support STEM education in the U.S., the Space Foundation is partnering with other supporting organizations as part of the nationwide EnVision Center Demonstration initiative. READ MORE »
Girls working on unidentified STEM project
By supporting the work of the Petit Family Foundation and the Space Foundation you can help girls and young women acquire the STEM education and skills they will need to compete for 21st Century jobs. READ MORE »
Various astronaut suits
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 4, 2018) -- Experts say to dress for the job you want, not the job you have, leading the Space Foundation to invite the public to “Suit Up!” Beginning this Saturday, June 9, the Space Foundation Discovery Center will kick off summer with a nine-week Summer of Discovery theme: Suit Up!   READ MORE »