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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 7, 2018) - The public is invited to register now to attend the Women's Global Gathering, an event at the 34th Space Symposium that will be open to the public, without Symposium registration. This motivational luncheon and networking opportunity is open to men and women, and to Symposium registrants and non-registrants. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 5, 2018) - With her book Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race, author Margot Lee Shetterly made the world aware of the major contributions of three NASA mathematicians, who were also female and African-American, during the early years of the U.S. space program. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 28, 2018) - Oregon science teacher Diego Martinez has been selected by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation as recipient of the 2018 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2018) – The Space Foundation has selected the Space Security and Defense Program to receive its 2018 Space Achievement Award for bringing space survivability and protection to the forefront of national leadership. READ MORE »
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 22, 2018) – The nomination of Space Foundation Board Member and former Chairman ADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN (Ret.), to the National Space Council's Users Advisory Group has been confirmed by the White House, as Vice President Mike Pence, Chairman of the National Space Council, announced the candidates selected to serve. READ MORE »
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Thanks to a grant from Harris Corporation, students at six Colorado Springs schools will get to hear first-hand about a former NASA astronaut's experiences in space. Lt. Col. Duane "Digger" Carey, USAF (Ret.), will speak to students at Academy Endeavor Elementary, Coronado High, Discovery Canyon Campus Elementary, Evans International Elementary, McAuliffe Elementary and Wildflower Elementary, part of the Space Foundation's Audience with an Astronaut outreach. READ MORE »
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Bernadette Maisel, Space Foundation Director - Program Initiatives, has been selected by the Colorado Springs Business Journal (CSBJ) to receive a Rising Stars Award, the city's most prestigious award for professionals under the age of 40.   To be selected, each candidate was reviewed by a selection committee on five criteria -- career history, business affiliations, community involvement, professional and personal accomplishments and other awards and education.   READ MORE »
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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 »