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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 »
Swigert Society logo
by Kelly Shelton, Space Foundation Manager - Philanthropy 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. READ MORE »
Photo of 2018 Hall of Fame recipients
Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, is the deadline to submit nominations for induction into the prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame® in 2019. READ MORE »
HUD Secretary Ben Carson speaking
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 7, 2018) – This morning, Secretary Ben Carson and Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Thomas E. Zelibor participated in a ceremony at Life Remodeled in Detroit, Mich., to debut the EnVision Center Demonstration, a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development initiative to help HUD-assisted households "climb the ladder of opportunity." To support STEM education in the U.S., the Space Foundation is partnering with other supporting organizations as part of the nationwide EnVision Center Demonstration initiative. READ MORE »
Girls working on unidentified STEM project
By supporting the work of the Petit Family Foundation and the Space Foundation you can help girls and young women acquire the STEM education and skills they will need to compete for 21st Century jobs. READ MORE »
Various astronaut suits
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 4, 2018) -- Experts say to dress for the job you want, not the job you have, leading the Space Foundation to invite the public to “Suit Up!” Beginning this Saturday, June 9, the Space Foundation Discovery Center will kick off summer with a nine-week Summer of Discovery theme: Suit Up!   READ MORE »
Space Certification logo
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 31, 2018) -- Space Division Inc. (SDI) has received Certified Space Technology™ status from the Space Foundation for its new office products line made from upcycled space industry carbon fiber. The new line is headlined by the "Booster," an electric, sit-stand desktop converter. READ MORE »
Photo of Kevin Cook
At the Space Foundation, a key focus of What We Do is support and celebrate space technology, developed for use in space but adapted to serve many practical benefits here on Earth. While we would like to think this is common knowledge, we're not quite there. READ MORE »