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During the 34th Space Symposium, the Space Foundation will help New Generation participants gain visibility and exposure to senior leaders while getting advice and insight on career development through mentoring opportunities, workshops, Q&A sessions and through panel discussions, such as "Propelling the New Generation Workforce." Who Should Attend New Generation Space Leaders Events? Space professionals age 35 years or younger who: READ MORE »
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Vision The world's premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. Mission Be the preeminent resource for space education, a trusted source of space information, and a provider of exceptional forums for the exchange of ideas. Strategic Plan The Space Foundation is based on three strategic pillars -- Educational Programs, Space Awareness Initiatives, and Service to the Space Community, each executed at a world-class level. READ MORE »
Various Art Contest Winners
The 2018 contest theme was “My Space City Vision…” and 4,578 entries were submitted from 57 countries and 37 U.S. states by students ages 3 through 18 years. Of those, 25 winners from 13 countries were selected, with one entry chosen for the top Space Foundation Achievement Award. READ MORE »
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For the Space Foundation's 34th Space Symposium, Ball Aerospace will sponsor the Exhibit Center and Pavilion for the four-day conference, to be held April 16-19 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. The footprint of the Pavilion will be expanded for 2018, increasing the number of exhibits in two halls to 200. The displays will represent the latest in space technology, products and services from around the world. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 18, 2018) -- When Russell A. Lagasse passed away in Orange County, Calif, in 2009, his estate plan directed that a testamentary trust be established following the administration of his estate. The plan further directed that the trustees should use a portion of the trust assets for organizations that promote space travel. READ MORE »
Teachers in Mars Robotics Lab
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 17, 2018) - Started by the Space Foundation in 2004, the Teacher Liaison program influences space and science education at an international level. Teacher Liaisons serve as advocates for space-themed education, and use Space Foundation-provided training and resources to further integrate space principles into the classroom. READ MORE »
Straw Rocket Lesson
In ongoing efforts to inspire students in the STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics), the Space Foundation sent Space Education Specialist Slade Bradbury to visit local grade school, Jackson Elementary, for Science Day on Friday, Jan. 12. Throughout the day, students went from one class to another learning various science topics. The Space Foundation brought straw rocket kits for the student to design and launch. READ MORE »
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The Space Foundation could not do the work we do without the generous and tireless support of volunteers. READ MORE »
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Founded in 2008, the Space Foundation's New Generation program targets aerospace professionals age 35 and younger and fosters meaningful, long-term peer relationships by providing access to top space leaders through program opportunities at Space Symposium and throughout the year. Our goal is to fuel the future for young professionals, be the driving force in helping them launch their careers further and propel them into a rewarding future. READ MORE »
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Yuri's Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's first manned spaceflight in 1961. The Space Foundation's annual Yuri's Night celebrates all global space achievements, and gives the public the opportunity to meet and interact with key participants in the coming week's Space Symposium. READ MORE »