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The Space Foundation presented the fourth in its series of nationwide Space Commerce Workshops today in El Segundo, Calif. Partnering with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), the Space Foundation is presenting the one-day workshops for minority business leaders and other aspiring space industry entrepreneurs. Each workshop session addresses the most common challenges companies face as they enter the marketplace. READ MORE »
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To promote networking opportunities with industry leaders, the Space Foundation will award 20 scholarships for minority-owned businesses to the 35th Space Symposium, to be held April 8-11, 2019, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. READ MORE »
Photo of Jill Gilford
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 21, 2019) - Jill Gilford, an Earth and Space Science Teacher at Twin Lakes High School in Monticello, Ind., has been selected to receive the 2019 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. The annual award is presented jointly by the Space Foundation, the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in recognition of creative and innovative use of technology by K-12 educators, or district-level education personnel. READ MORE »
artist's rendering shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft maneuvering above Ceres
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 14, 2019) – Launched in 2007 and managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the Dawn mission space probe ended its mission on Oct. 31, 2018, after successfully completing its mission to orbit giant asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres, revealing important information about the formation of the solar system. For those accomplishments, the mission will receive the 2019 John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration. READ MORE »
Meeting of National Space Council photo
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 13, 2019) – The reestablishment of the National Space Council in 2017 brought new public attention to the importance of space in the United States. The Council, headed by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, has fostered dialogue across the space community, improved policy coordination activities, stimulated public interest and given America a coordinating vehicle to advance American leadership in space activities in civil, commercial, research and military affairs. READ MORE »
Houston Space Commerce participants
The Space Foundation presented its third in a nationwide series of Space Commerce Workshops today in Houston. Partnering with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), the Space Foundation is presenting the one-day workshops for minority business leaders and other aspiring space industry entrepreneurs. READ MORE »
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by Tom Zelibor Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer On January 3, 2019, China became the first nation to make a soft landing of a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon. READ MORE »
Picture of Giant Mars Map
The Space Foundation sent one of its education teams to Tulsa, Okla., this week to deliver a Space in the Community program, co-sponsored by Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance and Flight Night. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math, and is important in helping students prepare for careers of the future. READ MORE »
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Partnering with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), the Space Foundation is presenting one-day workshops for minority business leaders and other aspiring space industry entrepreneurs around the country. Each workshop session will address the most common challenges companies face as they enter this marketplace. Industry experts will share their experiences and know-how to help build the participants' network and understanding of the space industry. Registration is now open for these workshops coming up in February: READ MORE »
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On the morning of Jan. 30, Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor spoke on "The State of Space" at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Zelibor's remarks to the group of 200 in attendance highlighted the roles, challenges and opportunities space has for our national, economic and educational security and explored the critical roles our public and private sectors, as well as students, teachers, taxpayers, investors and entrepreneurs, have in the next great human adventure in space. READ MORE »