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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 4, 2019) – The Space Foundation’s 35th Space Symposium will open on April 8 with awards recognizing the major space accomplishments of 2018. READ MORE »
Dr. Manyapu
Dr. Kavya Manyapu - Flight Crew Operations and Test Engineer In this episode, we meet Dr. Kavya Manyapu, a Space Scientist working in Flight Crew Operations and Testing for the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.  Dr. Manyapu currently serves as the Regional Officer for a United Nations organization called Space Generation Advisory Council. She is passionate about human space exploration with a belief in the universal applicability of space research for the betterment of our planet. READ MORE »
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The Space Foundation’s year-long commemoration of the Apollo missions continues with this article written by Space Foundation Senior Analyst John Holst about an amusing Gemini incident involving two future Apollo astronauts. by John Holst, Space Foundation Senior Analyst READ MORE »
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"Any room Mickey Hartinger ever entered, lit up with her warmth, heart and boundless energy. That kind of character created opportunity and possibilities for anyone in her 'orbit,' and at the Space Foundation, we were fortunate to have her as one of our most ardent supporters. Her passion for our mission, and in particular the education mission, put more star power in the hearts and minds of every student, teacher and parent who came through the doors of our Discovery Center or came across her path. READ MORE »
Daytona Space Commerce meeting
Senator Tom Wright (R - Dist. 14) attended today's Space Foundation Space Commerce Workshop in Daytona Beach, Fla. Partnering with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), the Space Foundation is presenting the one-day workshops for minority business* leaders and other aspiring space industry entrepreneurs. Each workshop session addresses the most common challenges companies face as they enter the marketplace. Today's workshop was held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, with guest speaker Reamonn Soto, CEO of Sensatek Propulsion Technology. READ MORE »
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Openings are still available in the Space Foundation's Washington, D.C., Space Commerce Workshop for minority business owners.* The Space Foundation is offering this series of workshops across the U.S., funded by a grant from the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), with the goal of bringing minority business owners into the greater space commerce community. READ MORE »
El Segundo group
The Space Foundation presented the fourth in its series of nationwide Space Commerce Workshops today in El Segundo, Calif. Partnering with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), the Space Foundation is presenting the one-day workshops for minority business leaders and other aspiring space industry entrepreneurs. Each workshop session addresses the most common challenges companies face as they enter the marketplace. READ MORE »
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To promote networking opportunities with industry leaders, the Space Foundation will award 20 scholarships for minority-owned businesses to the 35th Space Symposium, to be held April 8-11, 2019, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. READ MORE »
Photo of Jill Gilford
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 21, 2019) - Jill Gilford, an Earth and Space Science Teacher at Twin Lakes High School in Monticello, Ind., has been selected to receive the 2019 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. The annual award is presented jointly by the Space Foundation, the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in recognition of creative and innovative use of technology by K-12 educators, or district-level education personnel. READ MORE »
artist's rendering shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft maneuvering above Ceres
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 14, 2019) – Launched in 2007 and managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the Dawn mission space probe ended its mission on Oct. 31, 2018, after successfully completing its mission to orbit giant asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres, revealing important information about the formation of the solar system. READ MORE »