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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. In return, our Corporate Members receive recognition, marketing, business development and networking opportunities, reports on important space issues and opportunities for deep involvement in the annual Space Symposium. 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. Through these programs, the Space Foundation actively supports and expands efforts by international space agencies and corporate partners to encourage the fullest use of space. 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. Proceeds from the gala will fund STEM education programs in the Hartford area during the 2018-2019 school year, to be delivered by Space Education Specialists from the Space Foundation. 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 »
Cover image of The Space Report 2018
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 19, 2018) - The Space Foundation today released the findings of its publication The Space Report 2018: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity. The Space Report is the definitive body of information about the global space industry. The findings in the 2018 report revealed that in 2017, the global space economy totaled $383.5 billion worldwide. Also, during 2017: READ MORE »
Grainger Foundation Grant
Thanks to the generosity of the Grainger Foundation, hundreds of students in Colorado will be afforded the opportunity to take a field trip to the Space Foundation Discovery Center. This week, Rich Stiner, Operation Manager for W.W. Grainger Inc, Colorado Springs, presented the Space Foundation with a check for $2,500.00.   READ MORE »
Photo of William Shelton at 2018 Hill Award luncheon
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 27, 2018) – The Space Foundation is now accepting nominations for its highest award, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. Honoring its late, long-time chairman, Gen. James E. Hill, USAF (Ret.), the award recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions to humankind through exploration, development and use of space, or through use of space technology, information or resources in academic, cultural, industrial or other pursuits of broad benefit to humanity. READ MORE »
Spacesuits at the Discovery Center
This summer at the Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is exploring the fascinating world of spacesuits. Here are five things about spacesuits that you may not know.   READ MORE »
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Building a career is not easy. The path to success is laid brick by brick. The Space Foundation knows that each of those bricks is critical to maintaining forward momentum and achieving the goals you have set for yourself. Whether that "brick" is a colleague you meet at a networking event, a mentor who answers your burning questions or a professional development opportunity that expands your knowledge of the industry, the Space Foundation is here to help you lay your path. Our New Generation program, aimed at young aerospace professionals 35 and younger, provides just that. READ MORE »