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Your Generosity is the Heart of our Mission Your philanthropic support is critical in fueling the Space Foundation's mission success. This generosity is significant in funding our education, advocacy and public awareness about the importance of space. Your support comes to us in many ways throughout the year: READ MORE »
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34th Space Symposium Opening Ceremony Less Than 10 Weeks Out!   READ MORE »
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New Generation space professionals age 35 or younger are invited to register now for a cocktail reception hosted by Women in Aerospace (WIA) with special guest Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO, SpaceX. The reception is also sponsored by L3 Technologies and will be held Wednesday, March 28, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Torrance, Calif., Marriott. The registration fee is $15 advance online and $20 at the door. Register now here. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 7, 2018) - The Space Foundation has received funding for an education program to help teachers inspire students to pursue careers in the space industry. The new Dr. Rochelle Abrams Space Across the Curriculum Educator Training Scholarship and Congressional Space Policy Education Program will not only help build a future workforce of space professionals, it will also help educate policy makers about the need to support educators and train this future workforce. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 5, 2018) - The Space Foundation's 34th Space Symposium will attract thousands of space leaders from around the world to Colorado Springs to discuss the most pressing current space issues. Panel discussion topics will focus on such issues as "The Economics of Deep Space," to be moderated by Dylan Taylor, Founding Partner of Space Angels, with panelists:   READ MORE »
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The Space Foundation education team traveled to Tulsa, Okla., at the end of January to deliver a Space in the Community program to students, teachers and parents there. The first three days of the visit were spent in rural Mayes County where approximately 4,500 students heard first-hand about adventures in space from former NASA astronaut Lt. Col. Duane G. Carey, USAF (Ret.), sponsored by Mid-America Electric, Inc. The program also included a Saturday of professional development for area teachers. READ MORE »
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The Space Foundation's third annual Faga Forum on Space Intelligence will be held Feb. 20, at SAIC in Chantilly, Va., providing the opportunity to hear from featured speaker Greg Vogle, recently retired Deputy Director of CIA for Operations.   READ MORE »
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  You may have heard that a very special Moon is going to be in the night sky next week. What makes this Moon so special? Here are 10 things you need to know about the second full Moon in January 2018!   READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 24, 2018) -- The Space Foundation's annual Space Symposium provides an opportunity for global space professionals to hear firsthand about how industry decisions are made and the possible global impact of those decisions. READ MORE »
Space Symposium Volunteers
While it may sound cliché’, it is true that the Space Foundation could not do the work we do without the generous support of volunteers. We could not do the extent of programming, community and industry events or the public and educational outreach we do without the support of volunteers who have a passion and enthusiasm for space and all areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). READ MORE »