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The Economist Presents "A New Space Age"
The Space Foundation is a supporting association for the global Space Summit to be presented by The Economist on Nov. 9 in Seattle. "A New Space Age" will explore untapped business and economics opportunities within the industry. READ MORE »
Update on Space-related Activities
Throughout October, most of the activity on Capitol Hill was largely focused on tax reform, but there was some space-related activity. READ MORE »
Tech Track
The Space Foundation is accepting abstracts for papers to be presented at the 34th Space Symposium Tech Track, April 16, 2018, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA. This premier global space conference annually attracts thousands of space professionals from dozens of countries. Abstracts will be accepted until Nov. 10, 2017, and authors will be notified of acceptance by Jan. 4, 2018. Abstracts should be submitted on the form on this page. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 25, 2017) - Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2018 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 12, 2017) - For its 34th year, the Space Foundation's Space Symposium will bring together leaders of the civil, commercial and defense space sectors from more than 30 spacefaring nations to discuss and shape the future of space. The Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, The Honorable Heather A. Wilson, will be the keynote speaker for the Symposium's Corporate Partnership Dinner on April 17. Tickets for the dinner are available at www.spacesymposium.org/. READ MORE »
2018 Technical Track Call for Abstracts
The Space Foundation's ever popular Technical Track is calling for candidates to submit abstracts for 2018's event. Tech Track provides the opportunity for candidates from all backgrounds to present technical ideas surrounding space launch, spacecraft technologies, architectures, processes, strategies and updates. READ MORE »
Apply Now to Become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison
Do you have what it takes to be a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison? You can be one of the select educators from around the world who joins our Teacher Liaison ranks each year. Teacher Liaisons are extraordinary educators who use space-related education programs and principles in the classroom to act as advocates for space-based education in their schools and districts. If selected for the program, they receive Space Foundation training and resources to further integrate space into their classrooms. READ MORE »
Art is Inspiring the Next Generation of Space Leaders
Through art, our creativity brings the imagination to life. It is the inspiration found in artistic expression that led Space Foundation Director of Marketing, Nancy Reed, to establish the International Student Art Contest. In its first year, eight years ago, the contest received 150 entries, mostly from Colorado. Since then, the contest has grown worldwide, with more than 7,000 entries from 52 countries. READ MORE »
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by Micah Walter-Range, Space Foundation Director - Research and Analysis READ MORE »
Experience the 34th Space Symposium as a Volunteer
This spring, thousands of space leaders and professionals from around the world will travel to Colorado Springs for the Space Foundation's 34th Space Symposium, to be held at The Broadmoor, April 16-19. While the Space Symposium is not open to the general public, individuals have the opportunity to participate in this global space event through volunteering. READ MORE »