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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 3, 2017) - The Space Foundation today released the findings of its publication The Space Report 2017: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity. In 2016, the global space economy totaled $329 billion worldwide. The increase from $323 billion in 2015 was due to growth in commercial space sectors, with negligible declines in non-U.S. government and U.S. government budgets. READ MORE »
Come to the Curiosity Rover 5th Birthday Party at the Space Foundation Discovery Center on Saturday, Aug. 5
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 2, 2017) – The mission began Nov. 26, 2011, when the Curiosity rover was launched from Earth on a nine-month journey to the red planet. After a daring landing on Aug. 5, 2012, the rover was safely on Mars, ready to explore. Curiosity is well known for inspiring today’s youth with its personable social media presence and ability to take “selfie” photos. READ MORE »
10 Things to Know About the 2017 Solar Eclipse
The Great American Eclipse will cross the United States, from coast-to-coast, on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Here are 10 fun facts that you need to know about this once-in-a-lifetime experience! 10. Total solar eclipses occur roughly every 18 months, but the majority of our planet is made up of large bodies of water, and these other eclipses are usually only viewable from the oceans or other remote areas of Earth, making them rarely seen by a large population.  READ MORE »
Curiosity Celebrates Five Years on Mars
It all began Nov. 26, 2011, with a nine-month journey to Mars, where a rover named Curiosity would begin exploration of the red planet. During the late hours of Aug. 5, 2012, the scientists and engineers who designed, constructed and put their hearts into the mission, waited for what was known as the “7 Minutes of Terror.” This is the time it took Curiosity to get from the top of the Martian atmosphere down to the surface. READ MORE »
Featured Speakers Announced for Space Technology & Investment Forum
The Space Foundation's Space Technology & Investment Forum (ST&IF) 2017 will be held in the heart of San Francisco, Aug. 30 and 31, joining together top venture capitalists and angel investors with space industry experts who can explain the technical, legal and business issues critical to market analysis and risk assessment. READ MORE »
Grant Provides Project Management Skills for Tomorrow's Workforce
The Space Foundation takes its mission to inspire the next generation of STEM professionals very seriously. Our team is committed to teaching 21st century skills, such as teamwork, collaboration and leadership. Thanks to a generous grant from the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, our educators were able to transform one of our programs to include the key skills of Project Management. READ MORE »
Nominate Now for 2018 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award
Each spring, the Space Foundation confers its highest honor during its annual Space Symposium. The General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions to humankind through exploration, development and use of space, or through use of space technology, information or resources in academic, cultural, industrial or other pursuits of broad benefit to humanity. READ MORE »
Reception Honors Air Force Space Command
by Charles A. Harris, Space Foundation Manager - Washington Operations READ MORE »
Space Foundation COO Attends National Space Council Signing
On June 30, President Trump signed an executive order re-establishing the National Space Council for the first time since 1993, and appointed Vice President Pence chairman. Space Foundation Chief Operating Officer Shelli Brunswick (pictured far right below) attended the signing, which was also attended by former NASA astronauts Dr. Buzz Aldrin, Col. Alvin Drew, Dr. Sandra Magnus and Dr. David Wolf. READ MORE »
Space Foundation Extends Local Community Outreach
Community has always been important to the Space Foundation, from the global space community to our local community here in Colorado Springs, Colo. READ MORE »