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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 »
Photo of Brooke Owens
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 »
Photo of Margot Lee Shetterly
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 »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2018) – The Space Foundation has selected the Space Security and Defense Program to receive its 2018 Space Achievement Award for bringing space survivability and protection to the forefront of national leadership. READ MORE »
Explore Space Hands-On
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 26, 2018) -- The Space Foundation invites children, ages 8-11 to spend Spring Break at the Discovery Center, with hands-on, immersive activities and experiences, based on space, science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) during this Explore Space Spring Break Experience. READ MORE »
Photo of ADM Jim Ellis
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 22, 2018) – The nomination of Space Foundation Board Member and former Chairman ADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN (Ret.), to the National Space Council's Users Advisory Group has been confirmed by the White House, as Vice President Mike Pence, Chairman of the National Space Council, announced the candidates selected to serve. READ MORE »
Photo of astronaut Duane Carey
Thanks to a grant from Harris Corporation, students at six Colorado Springs schools will get to hear first-hand about a former NASA astronaut's experiences in space. Lt. Col. Duane "Digger" Carey, USAF (Ret.), will speak to students at Academy Endeavor Elementary, Coronado High, Discovery Canyon Campus Elementary, Evans International Elementary, McAuliffe Elementary and Wildflower Elementary, part of the Space Foundation's Audience with an Astronaut outreach. READ MORE »