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What We Do
Since 1983, the Space Foundation has been dedicated to inspiring, educating, advocating, and connecting on behalf of the space community. As a charitable organization, we are committed to engaging the public, private, nonprofit, academic, and other sectors pursuing world-changing endeavors that benefit the public interest. READ MORE »
Geoff Chester
In this episode: We meet Geoff Chester, the Public Affairs Officer (PAO) for the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., a position he has held since 1997. READ MORE »
women posed at New Generation event
The Space Foundation's New Generation Space Leaders program helps young professionals, age 35 or younger, advance their careers through mentoring opportunities with senior industry leaders, networking events and presentations. On March 6, the Space Foundation hosted a New Generation young professionals event at Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex that focused on workforce opportunities on the Florida Space Coast. The event included a presentation by Dale Ketcham, Vice President of Government and External Relations for Space Florida. READ MORE »
Anita Greenberg
In this episode: We meet Dr. Anita Greenberg, the COO and VP for Academics for Opifex Global out of Georgetown, Texas. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 11, 2019) – In 2017, the Space Foundation announced a new annual scholarship honoring its former board chairman. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 4, 2019) – The Space Foundation’s 35th Space Symposium will open on April 8 with awards recognizing the major space accomplishments of 2018. READ MORE »
Dr. Manyapu
Dr. Kavya Manyapu - Flight Crew Operations and Test Engineer In this episode, we meet Dr. Kavya Manyapu, a Space Scientist working in Flight Crew Operations and Testing for the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.  Dr. Manyapu currently serves as the Regional Officer for a United Nations organization called Space Generation Advisory Council. She is passionate about human space exploration with a belief in the universal applicability of space research for the betterment of our planet. 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 about an amusing Gemini incident involving two future Apollo astronauts. by John Holst, Space Foundation Senior Analyst READ MORE »
Photo of Mickey Hartinger
"Any room Mickey Hartinger ever entered, lit up with her warmth, heart and boundless energy. That kind of character created opportunity and possibilities for anyone in her 'orbit,' and at the Space Foundation, we were fortunate to have her as one of our most ardent supporters. Her passion for our mission, and in particular the education mission, put more star power in the hearts and minds of every student, teacher and parent who came through the doors of our Discovery Center or came across her path. READ MORE »
Daytona Space Commerce meeting
Senator Tom Wright (R - Dist. 14) attended today's Space Foundation Space Commerce Workshop in Daytona Beach, Fla. 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. Each workshop session addresses the most common challenges companies face as they enter the marketplace. Today's workshop was held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, with guest speaker Reamonn Soto, CEO of Sensatek Propulsion Technology. READ MORE »