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For the second time this school year, Harris Corporation has funded a Space Foundation Space in the Community (SITC) program, reinforcing the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in preparing students for careers of the future. Harris funded a SITC program in Colorado Springs in November and this week concluded a similar program in Brevard County, Fla., bringing an astronaut visit and hands-on STEM education activities to public middle school students. READ MORE »
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The Space Foundation has launched a new Space Commerce Speaker and Webinar Series, designed to help those who are interested in taking advantage of profitable business opportunities that are resulting from technological advancements driven by commercial space activities. The webinars were produced by the Space Foundation and are currently available at no charge. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 17, 2019) - The Space Foundation has selected 27 outstanding educators to join its Teacher Liaison program in 2019, including six international applicants from India and Ethiopia. The educators were chosen for their active promotion of space and science education in the classroom. READ MORE »
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The Space Foundation begins its year-long commemoration of the Apollo missions of 1969 with subject matter from its new thematic calendar -- human spaceflight. The Apollo missions laid a foundation for our current and future successes in space. This article, written by Space Foundation Senior Analyst John Holst, examines how NASA astronauts have changed over the decades and how the risks they face today remain as challenging as they were 50 years ago. Next month's theme will focus on astronomy.   READ MORE »
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The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has provided funding for the Space Foundation to present a series of nationwide workshops with the goal of bringing minority business leaders into the greater space commerce community. The first workshop was held in Denver in December and registration is now open for the next two workshops, one in Los Angeles on Jan. 26 and one in Houston on Feb. 5. Learn about space business opportunities from industry experts. Topics include: READ MORE »
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The Space Foundation invites the public to its Discovery Center in Colorado Springs to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8's pioneering lunar adventure. Join other space and history fans to remember, reflect and reignite the inspiration of a Christmas-season journey that united the world in wonder. READ MORE »
 Pictured: George H.W. Bush at Marshall Space Flight Center for a campaign event in 1987.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 1, 2018) - Today, the Space Foundation family joins with the rest of America and the world in remembering and honoring the life and legacy of President George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States.   READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 28, 2018) -- Upon completion of his term in 2017, the Space Foundation established a special scholarship recognizing former Board Chairman ADM James O. Ellis, Jr.'s, commitment and support of New Generation leaders and Space Foundation programs. The scholarship, named the Admiral James O. Ellis, Jr., New Generation National Security Scholarship, is now accepting nominations. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 15, 2018) – Today, at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Space Foundation leadership signed an agreement for a grant from the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to present a series of nationwide workshops with the goal of bringing minority business leaders into the greater space commerce community. Scientific discoveries resulting from space exploration have created new industries and technologies. These technological advancements of commercial space activities have also created profitable business opportunities. READ MORE »
Coat Drive
Space Foundation Discovery Center Launches its “Get Folks in Coats” Winter Coat Drive COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 14, 2018) -- Winter weather has already made its arrival to the Pikes Peak Region and this season, the Space Foundation will launch its first winter coat drive to help the community’s homeless population. READ MORE »