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For the Space Foundation's 34th Space Symposium, Ball Aerospace will sponsor the Exhibit Center and Pavilion for the four-day conference, to be held April 16-19 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. The footprint of the Pavilion will be expanded for 2018, increasing the number of exhibits in two halls to 200. The displays will represent the latest in space technology, products and services from around the world. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 18, 2018) -- When Russell A. Lagasse passed away in Orange County, Calif, in 2009, his estate plan directed that a testamentary trust be established following the administration of his estate. The plan further directed that the trustees should use a portion of the trust assets for organizations that promote space travel. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 17, 2018) - Started by the Space Foundation in 2004, the Teacher Liaison program influences space and science education at an international level. Teacher Liaisons serve as advocates for space-themed education, and use Space Foundation-provided training and resources to further integrate space principles into the classroom. READ MORE »
Straw Rocket Lesson
In ongoing efforts to inspire students in the STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics), the Space Foundation sent Space Education Specialist Slade Bradbury to visit local grade school, Jackson Elementary, for Science Day on Friday, Jan. 12. Throughout the day, students went from one class to another learning various science topics. The Space Foundation brought straw rocket kits for the student to design and launch. READ MORE »
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The Space Foundation could not do the work we do without the generous and tireless support of volunteers. Learn about volunteer opportunities at Space Foundation headquarters and the Space Foundation Discovery Center at our Volunteer Recruitment Open House, to be held Thursday, March 8, from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs 80907. This open house will include a brief tour of the Discovery Center. READ MORE »
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Founded in 2008, the Space Foundation's New Generation program targets aerospace professionals age 35 and younger and fosters meaningful, long-term peer relationships by providing access to top space leaders through program opportunities at Space Symposium and throughout the year. Our goal is to fuel the future for young professionals, be the driving force in helping them launch their careers further and propel them into a rewarding future. READ MORE »
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Yuri's Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's first manned spaceflight in 1961, and the inaugural launch of NASA's Space Shuttle in 1981. The Space Foundation's annual Yuri's Night celebrates all global space achievements, and gives the public the opportunity to meet and interact with key participants in the coming week's Space Symposium. READ MORE »
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Former Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle astronaut CAPT John Young, USN (Ret.), died on Jan. 6, at the age of 87. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 8, 2018) - Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has provided a grant to collaborate with the Space Foundation on a program that will further science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies in several Colorado Springs schools Feb. 28-March 3. READ MORE »
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To meet customer demand, the Space Foundation will again convene its annual one-day conference in the Washington, D.C., area. Early featured speakers for the Space Foundation's 2018 Faga Forum on Space Intelligence include: Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Denker, USAF Deputy Director National Reconnaissance Office The Honorable Jeffrey Harris Chairman of the Board United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation The Honorable Steven J. Isakowitz President and CEO The Aerospace Corporation READ MORE »