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 Pictured: George H.W. Bush at Marshall Space Flight Center for a campaign event in 1987.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 1, 2018) - Today, the Space Foundation family joins with the rest of America and the world in remembering and honoring the life and legacy of President George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States.   READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 28, 2018) -- Upon completion of his term in 2017, the Space Foundation established a special scholarship recognizing former Board Chairman ADM James O. Ellis, Jr.'s, commitment and support of New Generation leaders and Space Foundation programs. The scholarship, named the Admiral James O. Ellis, Jr., New Generation National Security Scholarship, is now accepting nominations. READ MORE »
Shelli Brunswick handshake with Henry Childs II
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 15, 2018) – Today, at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Space Foundation leadership signed an agreement for a grant from the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to present a series of nationwide workshops with the goal of bringing minority business leaders into the greater space commerce community. Scientific discoveries resulting from space exploration have created new industries and technologies. These technological advancements of commercial space activities have also created profitable business opportunities. READ MORE »
Coat Drive
Space Foundation Discovery Center Launches its “Get Folks in Coats” Winter Coat Drive COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 14, 2018) -- Winter weather has already made its arrival to the Pikes Peak Region and this season, the Space Foundation will launch its first winter coat drive to help the community’s homeless population. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 14, 2018) – Every Spring at the annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation confers its highest honor – the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. For 2019, the Space Foundation Board of Directors have selected former NASA astronaut Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Stafford, USAF (Ret.). Honoring the Space Foundation’s late, long-time chairman, the award recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions to humankind through exploration, development and use of space. READ MORE »
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Student artists from around the world are invited to submit their original artwork depicting the theme "Where Will Your Spaceship Take You?”   READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 29, 2018) – The Board of Directors of the Space Foundation met on Oct. 25 and approved the following changes to its Board, effective Oct. 25. Jeffrey D. Grant, Former Sector Vice President and General Manager, Space Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (Ret.), was elected to the Executive Committee as Member-at-Large. Lon C. Levin, former Member-at-Large will now serve as Director. READ MORE »
Mars Yard Halloween
Mad Science Halloween Fun at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, Wednesday, October 31   READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct 17, 2018) - The Space Foundation has closed on space to nearly triple the size of its Discovery Center education complex in Colorado Springs. The additional 85,319 square feet at 4435 Arrowswest Drive adjoins its current building at 4425 Arrowswest Drive and will expand the total space from 45,716 square feet to 131,035 total square feet. "This acquisition does more than increase our physical space. It allows us to expand and bring even more opportunity to the community and in particular our STEM education mission that every day, makes a difference in building a spacefaring future and developing the next generation workforce," said Space Foundation CEO Thomas Zelibor. "The expansion of our Discovery Center means more students, teachers, parents and space community partners can take part in that mission and the adventures that come with it." READ MORE »