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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 »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 6, 2018) - The Space Foundation has selected Col. Thomas Dorame, USA (Ret.), as Vice President, Strategic Operations, at its Washington, D.C. office, effective Sept. 4, 2018. Dorame joins the Space Foundation after serving more than 30 years in the U.S. Army. His last assignment was as the U.S. Army Legislative Affairs Principal Military Deputy, where he was responsible to the Secretary of the Army on congressional issues. READ MORE »
ROCKETOBERFEST
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 5, 2018) -- The Space Foundation is launching its inaugural ROCKETOBFEST on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. The all-ages event will feature interactive activities and games, beer, food trucks, live music and of course, space exhibits. The event is also a fundraiser benefiting the Space Foundation's education programs, Sudden Arithmetic Death Syndromes (SADS) and the Pikes Peak Club. READ MORE »
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Front Range Airport received a spaceport license from the FAA earlier this month creating the new Colorado Air and Space Port. READ MORE »
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Harris Corporation has announced it will fund Space Foundation programs to further science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies, helping to foster the next generation of space innovators. READ MORE »
Students in Kabul
The Space Foundation recently provided STEM programming to visiting college-level students at a Lincoln Learning Center in Kabul, through oversight by the U.S. Embassy. To accommodate the time difference, Space Foundation educators gathered at midnight in the Mars Robotics Lab of the Space Foundation's Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. Communicating through laptops, educators Keith Barger, Slade Bradbury and Audra Chapleski guided the students through navigating rovers remotely over the simulated Martian terrain at the Discovery Center. READ MORE »
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The Space Foundation receives support from a wide range of Corporate Members, who make it possible for us to successfully deliver programs that advance space-related endeavors. READ MORE »
2017 Space Technology Hall of Fame recipient
The Space Foundation established the Space Technology Hall of Fame® to increase public appreciation of the many practical benefits of space exploration and to encourage further innovation. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 23, 2018) – This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Petit Family Foundation, and a decade of supporting the education of young people, especially girls and women in the sciences. This fall, the Petit Family Foundation will support a new initiative. It is partnering with the Space Foundation to present the 'Soar to the Stars' gala, to be held Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. READ MORE »
Colin Cantwell
Until recent years, Colin Cantwell was not a name known by many, although nearly everyone recognizes his work. Cantwell designed and constructed prototypes for the spaceships in the original Star Wars movies, including the X-Wing Fighter, Landspeeder, Sandcrawler and the infamous Death Star. READ MORE »