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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct 17, 2018) -- The Space Foundation has closed on space to nearly triple the size of its Discovery Center education complex in Colorado Springs. The additional 85,319 square feet at 4435 Arrowswest Drive adjoins its current building at 4425 Arrowswest Drive and will expand the total space from 45,716 square feet to 131,035 total square feet. READ MORE »
photo of Diego Martinez acception Shepard Award
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 16, 2018) – Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2019 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. READ MORE »
Kathy Vinson
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 15, 2018) – At a Visit Colorado Springs awards ceremony attended by Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers on Oct. 11, Space Foundation Vice President – Operations Kathleen Vinson received the 2018 Tourism Leadership Award. READ MORE »
Girls working on a STEM project
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 9, 2018) – Thanks to a partnership with the Petit Family Foundation, the Space Foundation is extending its STEM education outreach to the greater Hartford, Conn., region this school year. The Hartford STEM initiative will launch on Saturday, Oct. 27, with a free Girls STEM Experience for local girls ages 12 to 18, to be held at the Connecticut Convention Center from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Premier sponsor for the event is Aetna. READ MORE »
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The Space Foundation is honored to be a participating charity in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the official workplace giving campaign of the Federal government. If you are a member of the U.S. military, a federal or civilian employee or a postal worker, you can give to us through CFC. READ MORE »
Image with wording reading Tech Track Call for Papers
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 8, 2018) – The Space Foundation is now accepting abstracts for papers to be presented at the Tech Track of the 35th Space Symposium. Much like the main Symposium program, Tech Track will include featured speakers and a series of 20-minute "tech talk" presentations selected from a wide variety of submissions. The Tech Track sessions offer registrants an opportunity to hear from government and industry leaders in space technology development. READ MORE »
Photo of MOU signing by Tom Zelibor, Roberto Battiston and Pietro Piccinetti
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 3, 2018) - While attending the 69th edition of the International Astronautical Congress in Bremen, Germany, Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor signed an agreement with Italy's Fiera Roma and Fondazione Amaldi to organize the first European forum dedicated to the global development of projects and technologies derived from the space industry. READ MORE »
Discovery Center Astronaut
Discovery Center in Colorado Springs Recognizes World Space Week with Half-off Admission, Oct. 4-10   READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 27, 2018) - The Space Foundation announced today it has added a second new vice president at its Washington, D.C., office. Richard B. "Rich" Cooper has been hired for the newly-created position of Vice President - Strategic Communications & Outreach, effective Sept. 28, 2018. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 12, 2018) – Since 2011, the Space Foundation’s International Student Art Contest has inspired thousands of children around the globe to envision the possibilities and adventures to be found in space. However, for 2019, the art contest almost ended. In spite of participation by 4,578 children in 57 countries this year, a lack of sponsorship nearly killed plans for the contest to continue in 2019. But at the eleventh hour, Austin-based Firefly Aerospace stepped in to sponsor the art contest for 2019. READ MORE »