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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 »
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 »
Major Anna Gunn-Golkin
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 14, 2018) – In December 2017, the Space Foundation announced a new scholarship honoring former Chairman of the Board, Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., USN (Ret.). The Space Foundation is pleased to announce the first recipient of the scholarship is Major Anna Gunn-Golkin, USAF. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 12, 2018) - Today, the Space Foundation announced that Vice President Mike Pence will speak at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Monday, April 16 at 12:00pm, in a special presentation preceding the Symposium's opening ceremony. "The Vice President's participation at the Symposium indicates the priority this White House is placing on America's position in space," said Thomas E. Zelibor, Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer. READ MORE »
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During its annual Space Symposium, the Space Foundation recognizes a select number of outstanding New Generation space professionals, age 35 and younger, by including them in main agenda activities, either on a panel or as a Master Moderator for the day.   This year, the Space Foundation will highlight its support of the Brooke Owens Fellowship program by inviting two Brooke Owens Fellows to participate in the 34th Space Symposium. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 7, 2018) - The public is invited to register now to attend the Women's Global Gathering, an event at the 34th Space Symposium that will be open to the public, without Symposium registration. This motivational luncheon and networking opportunity is open to men and women, and to Symposium registrants and non-registrants. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 5, 2018) - With her book Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race, author Margot Lee Shetterly made the world aware of the major contributions of three NASA mathematicians, who were also female and African-American, during the early years of the U.S. space program. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 28, 2018) - Oregon science teacher Diego Martinez has been selected by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation as recipient of the 2018 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. READ MORE »