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On Saturday, July 20, the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with a full day of activities, presentations, tours and a special visit from former NASA astronaut Duane "Digger" Carey. We'll have both indoor and outdoor activities tomorrow, and cool treats from Kona Ice and The Ice Cream Lab to help beat the heat. READ MORE »
Space Commerce workshop
Also free to Women-Owned and Veteran-Owned businesses Presenters will discuss new space commerce business opportunities Register now for Aug. 21 workshop in Orlando COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 18, 2019) -- The Space Foundation is hosting a one-day Space Commerce Training Program in Orlando, Fla., funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency. READ MORE »
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An op-ed by Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor appeared in the July 16, 2019, special Apollo 11 at 50 issue of SpaceNews. In it, Zelibor reflects on seeing the moon landing on television as a teenager and has credited that experience with his decision to pursue a career in flying. READ MORE »
1969 vs 2019
As part of a monthlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, SpaceNews recently released a special digital edition of the publication. Featured in the digital edition is a piece from Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor looking at what will be different next time U.S. astronauts land on the Moon. Also in the digital edition, an abbreviated version of the infographic below, comparing life and the space industry in 1969 to 2019, compiled by the Space Foundation Research and Analysis team.  READ MORE »
Lou Ramon
As Apollo 11 was returning to Earth after the first Moon landing, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins noted his gratitude for the NASA workforce that made their flight a success. He said: READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 15, 2019) – Today, the Space Foundation published its second-quarter findings of its 2019 issue of The Space Report, revealing that: READ MORE »
One Small Step to the Moon, One Giant Leap to Mars
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 10, 2019) – On July 20, 1969, two Americans were the first humans to step foot on the Moon. READ MORE »
Image of a stamped envelope from 1965 with Pegasus drawing
The Space Foundation's commemoration of the Apollo 11 mission continues with this article by Space Foundation Senior Analyst John Holst. One very early morning in May 1965, fire emerged from the Earth and disappeared into Florida's night sky. The fire, a Saturn I rocket launch plume, propelled an unmanned payload for NASA's Apollo program into space. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 1, 2019) – The Space Foundation is hosting a one-day workshop on July 30 in Huntsville, Ala., to address the most common challenges companies face in growing their business. READ MORE »
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The Space Foundation is hosting a one-day workshop on July 30 in Huntsville, Ala., to address the most common challenges companies face in growing their business. Some of the topics to be addressed will include product adoption, market forecasting, stakeholder communication, and business scalability. Upon completion of this training workshop, participants will be able to: READ MORE »