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The Space Foundation's mission is to be the preeminent resource for space education, a trusted source of space information, and a provider of exceptional forums for the exchange of ideas. One of our main methods for accomplishing our mission is to ensure that the media and the general public have access to up-to-date, accurate, credible and compelling information about space and the Space Foundation.

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Watch for details on the 35th Space Symposium website, to launch in October 2018. READ MORE »
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We can't say it too often -- thank you to the individuals and organizations that support our mission. Your philanthropic support is critical in fueling the Space Foundation's mission success. Your generosity is significant in funding our education, advocacy and public awareness about the importance of space. Your support comes to us in many ways throughout the year, including: READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 9, 2018) – The Space Foundation announced today the addition of The Honorable Wilbur R. Ross, Jr., United States Secretary of Commerce, as a featured speaker at its 34th Space Symposium, to be held April 16 – 19 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr., Acting Administrator of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), will also speak at the Symposium, immediately following the talk by Ross on Tuesday morning, April 17. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 3, 2018) - For the fifth time since 2012, the Space Foundation has been designated by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group as among the 50 Best Nonprofit Organizations to Work For in the United States, ranking 18th best organization overall. READ MORE »
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Bryan DeBates, Space Foundation Vice President - Education and alumnus of Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, has been named recipient of the University's Millicent M. Atkins School of Education Award. This prestigious award is given to graduates who have distinguished themselves through personal successes and civic contributions, while bringing a sense of pride to the college community. The award will be presented to DeBates at the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Banquet on May 4. READ MORE »
Tom Zelibor with 2018 Colorado Space Heroes
The Space Foundation created the Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame in 2016 to inspire future space heroes, to celebrate those who have contributed most significantly to the development and success of Colorado's space economy and to highlight Colorado's role as a hub for all things space, including: READ MORE »
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You may be able to double the impact of your gift to the Space Foundation by having it matched by your employer. Many companies offer a matching gift program to employees and retirees that allows you to double your gift amount by simply following the guidelines they have set in place. These matching gifts provide the Space Foundation with much needed funds as we work to educate the next generation of scientists, engineers, technology professionals and more. And it's simple: READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 21, 2018) - Given annually to recognize the most significant accomplishment in advancing the exploration of space during the previous year, the Space Foundation's John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration will be presented in 2018 to the Cassini Mission team. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 19, 2018) Families looking for things to do in Colorado Springs this Spring Break need look no further than the Space Foundation Discovery Center. READ MORE »
Yuri's Night Astronauts
Each April, Yuri's Night parties around the world celebrate the accomplishments of Yuri Gagarin's first manned spaceflight in April 1961.   READ MORE »