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15 World Space Agency Leaders Join Panel Discussion of Global Space Issues at 33rd Space Symposium
The first panel presentation of the Space Foundation's four-day 33rd Space Symposium will be a discussion of the most pressing global space issues by the world's top space agency leaders. The panel will be moderated by The Honorable Robert S. Walker, Executive Chairman, Wexler & Walker, and the panelists include: READ MORE »
30th Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner will Feature Clay Jenkinson and P.J. O'Rourke
by Kevin Cook, Space Foundation Vice President - Marketing & CommunicationsThree events at the Space Foundation's 33rd Space Symposium will honor the 2017 inductees into the Space Technology Hall of Fame. This year marks '30 Years of Excellence' for this venerable program, and the 2017 inductees are: READ MORE »
Air Purification and Plant Growth Innovations are Space Technology Hall of Fame Inductees
The Space Foundation's 33rd Space Symposium will culminate on April 6 with ceremonies celebrating the induction into the Space Technology Hall of Fame® of two innovations developed for space that now improve life on Earth, as well as celebrating 30 years of the Space Technology Hall of Fame program. The 2017 inductees are: READ MORE »
Download the 33rd Space Symposium App and Get Connected
The Space Foundation's Space Symposium has brought together space leaders from around the world to discuss, address and plan for the future of space since its inaugural event in 1984. The Space Symposium has become widely known as the premier U.S. space policy and program forum, and as the "must attend" opportunity for information on and interaction with all sectors of space. READ MORE »
Eighth Grade Science Teacher is 2017 Recipient of the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award
Ashlie Blackstone Smith, an eighth grade physical science teacher at Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls, in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., has been selected by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation as recipient of the 2017 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. READ MORE »
Former Cosmonaut Joins Lineup of Astronauts at Space Foundation Yuri's Night
Former Russian Cosmonaut Sergei K. Krikalev will be a featured guest at the Space Foundation's Yuri's Night party on April 2, at the Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, joining a lineup of former NASA astronauts and other space dignitaries. Yuri's Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's first manned spaceflight in 1961, and the inaugural launch of NASA's Space Shuttle in 1981. READ MORE »
Gen. Pawlikowski is Featured Speaker for Women's Global Gathering
The Space Foundation's first Women's Global Gathering will be held on the last day of the 33rd Space Symposium, Thursday, April 6, from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m., at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. The featured speaker for the Gathering will be Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, USAF, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. READ MORE »
How Will Your Children Spend the Summer?
Why send your children to camp this summer, when you can give them an Explore Space Experience? Registration is open now to enroll children ages 9 to 14 years in the Space Foundation's all-day summer programs.Your future explorers will enjoy a variety of hands-on, immersive activities and experiences based on space and science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Four week-long themes will keep your explorer engaged in fun and learning this summer. READ MORE »
New Gen Spotlight: Words of Wisdom
Over the past few months we have interviewed New Gen members and mentors, and found one common theme, there is space for everyone in space. Many of our spotlights mentioned an interest in space and STEM fields from a young age, that with encouragement, commitment and hard work have led to extremely interesting professions found within the aerospace industry.Here are our favorite bits of advice from your fellow New Gen members and mentors. READ MORE »
New Generation Space Leader Programming at the 33rd Space Symposium
One of the most anticipated tracks featured at the 33rd Space Symposium will be the ever-growing, New Generation Space Leaders programming. The multi-dimensional New Generation Space Leaders program features speed mentoring, workshop sessions, keynotes, Q&A sessions, interactivity, social networking, receptions and exposure for some members as part of the Space Symposium agenda. READ MORE »