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Former Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle astronaut CAPT John Young, USN (Ret.), died on Jan. 6, at the age of 87. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 8, 2018) - Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has provided a grant to collaborate with the Space Foundation on a program that will further science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies in several Colorado Springs schools Feb. 28-March 3. READ MORE »
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To meet customer demand, the Space Foundation will again convene its annual one-day conference in the Washington, D.C., area. Early featured speakers for the Space Foundation's 2018 Faga Forum on Space Intelligence include: Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Denker, USAF Deputy Director National Reconnaissance Office The Honorable Jeffrey Harris Chairman of the Board United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation The Honorable Steven J. Isakowitz President and CEO The Aerospace Corporation READ MORE »
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Russian delegation participation at the 34th Space Symposium will include featured speaker Igor Komarov, Director General, ROSCOSMOS State Space Corporation. Komarov has been Director General since August 2015. Previously, he served as a Director General of United Rocket and Space Corporation, and prior to that, as Deputy Head of the Federal Space Agency. READ MORE »
On Dec. 11, President Trump signed Space Policy Directive 1, the first recommendation of the reconvened National Space Council.   According to the Space Foundation's Washington, D.C., representatives, the order makes it national policy for NASA to return humans to the Moon for long-term exploration and use, and to build a foundation for eventual trips to Mars. Also, President Trump and Vice President Pence mentioned the value in terms of military applications that space provides, and conveyed that innovation in space will mean more jobs. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 11, 2017) -- Each spring, during its Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation confers its highest honor -- the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. For 2018, the Space Foundation Board of Directors has chosen to honor Christopher Columbus "Chris" Kraft, Jr., the first U.S. human space mission flight director, credited with establishing NASA's Mission Control operations. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 5, 2017) - The Space Foundation Discovery Center is hosting several events to wrap up 2017 that are interactive, educational and of course, fun. Before the Space Foundation offices and Discovery Center close for the holidays (Dec. 19 – Jan. 1), families will find the following things to do at the Discovery Center in Colorado Springs: READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 4, 2017) - The Board of Directors of the Space Foundation held its annual meeting last week, where Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., USN (Ret.), led his final meeting as Chairman of the Board. In lieu of a traditional departure gift, the Space Foundation established a special scholarship recognizing Admiral Ellis for his commitment and support of the Space Foundation’s New Generation Space Leaders Program. READ MORE »
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Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF (Ret.), was elected to a two-year term as Chairman of the Board. READ MORE »
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The Space Foundation team was saddened to learn in October of the passing of Elliot Holokauahi Pulham, its former Chief Executive Officer. Over his many years of service, Mr. Pulham made significant contributions to the Space Foundation and to the global space industry. We are grateful for his efforts and inspiration.  READ MORE »