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Nomination Period Opens for 2018 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award
The Space Foundation is now accepting nominations for its highest award, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. Honoring its late, long-time chairman, Gen. James E. Hill, USAF (Ret.), the 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 »
Preparing Children for Careers in Space
Now in its second season, the Space Foundation's Explore Space Experience is not so much a summer camp, as it is a program to inspire and engage children ages 9 through 14 in the technology and learning that will lead them to 21st Century careers.  READ MORE »
Space Foundation to Host Colorado New Generation Networking Event - "Martians and Margaritas"
New ideas and fresh perspectives can lead a department, business and even an industry to heights. The innovators credited with these ideas often cannot do it alone, and typically have a strong mentor by their side. Mentorship provides knowledge, insight, perspective and more to the mentee, and often to the mentor, as well. READ MORE »
Space Gardening: Our Future Food Source
by Colleen Parith, Space Foundation - Social Media & Public Relations CoordinatorVarious space agencies around the world, including NASA, have their sights set on getting humans to Mars within the next 20 to 30 years. Getting mankind to another planet is much more than simply getting us there. At the shortest, the voyage to the red planet will take about nine months. READ MORE »
The View From Here Great to Be the New Guy Top News Nomination Period Opens for 2018 General James E. READ MORE »
Ways Space Makes the World Better
by Kevin Cook, Space Foundation Vice President - Marketing & Communications Space exploration; two little words that set the imagination spiraling, invite intense debate and encompass a multi-billion-dollar global industry. People often ask, 'what's in it for me, and how does space exploration make the world a better place?' The short answer is a lot and, well, it's complicated. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 27, 2017) - The Space Foundation is now accepting nominations for its highest award, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. READ MORE »
Nebula
Why is everyone making such a big deal about the “Great American Eclipse of 2017?” In short, because it is a big deal. While a total solar eclipse occurs roughly every 18 months, 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 difficult, and rare, to be seen by a large population.  READ MORE »
It's remarkable what a small group of dedicated people can accomplish. Hundreds of thousands of people work in the global space industry. Without a doubt, this group includes an impressive line-up of scientists, physicists, engineers, mathematicians and myriad specialists. Still, this represents no more than a tiny fraction of humanity. Yet the scale and number of miraculous accomplishments are out of all proportion to its size.  READ MORE »
It's Not Too Late to Give Your Child an Explore Space Experience this Summer
There are still some openings in the Space Foundation's summer Explore Space Experience program. Four week-long sessions are offered June 12 - July 20 for children ages nine through 14. READ MORE »