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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 13, 2019) – The reestablishment of the National Space Council in 2017 brought new public attention to the importance of space in the United States. The Council, headed by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, has fostered dialogue across the space community, improved policy coordination activities, stimulated public interest and given America a coordinating vehicle to advance American leadership in space activities in civil, commercial, research and military affairs. READ MORE »
Houston Space Commerce participants
The Space Foundation presented its third in a nationwide series of Space Commerce Workshops today in Houston. 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. READ MORE »
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by Tom Zelibor Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer On January 3, 2019, China became the first nation to make a soft landing of a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon. READ MORE »
Picture of Giant Mars Map
The Space Foundation sent one of its education teams to Tulsa, Okla., this week to deliver a Space in the Community program, co-sponsored by Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance and Flight Night. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math, and is important in helping students prepare for careers of the future. READ MORE »
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Partnering with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), the Space Foundation is presenting one-day workshops for minority business leaders and other aspiring space industry entrepreneurs around the country. Each workshop session will address the most common challenges companies face as they enter this marketplace. Industry experts will share their experiences and know-how to help build the participants' network and understanding of the space industry. Registration is now open for these workshops coming up in February: READ MORE »
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On the morning of Jan. 30, Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor spoke on "The State of Space" at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Zelibor's remarks to the group of 200 in attendance highlighted the roles, challenges and opportunities space has for our national, economic and educational security and explored the critical roles our public and private sectors, as well as students, teachers, taxpayers, investors and entrepreneurs, have in the next great human adventure in space. 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, remembering the Apollo 1 astronauts. by John Holst, Space Foundation Senior Analyst In between September's mission success of Gemini XI and the last scheduled Gemini mission in November 1966, NASA, in October, brought more public focus on the astronauts who would be flying the first mission of the Apollo project. READ MORE »
Photo of Los Angeles Space Commerce workshop attendees
On Jan. 26, the Space Foundation offered the second in its series of Space Commerce Opportunity Workshops with the goal of bringing minority business leaders into the greater space commerce community. The workshop was held at the University of Southern California and the Space Foundation partnered with Southern California Commercial Spaceflight Initiative and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce for this event. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 28, 2019) - The Space Foundation has been named a 2018 Best Workplace by the Colorado Springs Gazette and the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC. The organizations partnered with DataJoe LLC, a Boulder-based data collection and analysis firm, to determine the top workplaces in the Colorado Springs area. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 24, 2019) – The Space Foundation announced today the launch of its new podcast series, Space4U, featuring conversations with a fascinating variety of space professionals. The subject matter derives from the Space Foundation’s new thematic calendar, which focuses on different space-related subject matter each month. READ MORE »