Driving Workforce Development and Economic Opportunity

The Center for Innovation and Education creates and delivers inclusive, innovative and sustainable
workforce development and economic opportunity programs that enable all people to actively participate in the space economy.

Through public and private partnerships, the Center engages students, young leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals.


The Space Foundation supports Pre-K through 20 students with standards-based curriculum that uses space principles to integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in laboratory, classroom and after-school settings.

The Space Foundation’s New Generation initiatives target aerospace professionals 35 and younger. The program fosters meaningful, long-term peer relationships by providing access to top space leaders through program opportunities at Space Symposium and throughout the year.

The Space Foundation offers space commerce training workshops and a related webinar speaker series. These workshops and webinars provide key insights to address the most common challenges in establishing or expanding space-based technology companies.

Space Foundation provides unique and exclusive membership programs for individuals and corporations to connect and participate with the greater space community.



News, Press Releases, Podcasts and Videos

Space Foundation Names Liberty BioSecurity Space Certification™ Program Partner

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | June 1, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 1, 2020) — The Space Foundation builds awareness of the benefits of space through its Space Certification™…

Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor: “Why the space community is positioned to lead the economic recovery following the pandemic & help transition careers, operations and our livelihoods in a positive and proactive way”

By Dr. Ely Weinschneider, Psy.D. | May 28, 2020

This article was originally published on As a part of my series about the things we can do to…

Space Foundation Launches the Center for Innovation and Education

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | May 27, 2020

Workforce Opportunity in the $415 Billion Space Economy Accessible to All People  A workforce development roadmap Successful pilot entrepreneurship programs…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending May 15, 2020

By Hanh Le | May 15, 2020

This week, House Democrats unveiled a $3 trillion stimulus package, the HEROES Act, while the Senate remained in session to…

Shelli Brunswick Elected to Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation Board

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | May 12, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 12, 2020) — Space Foundation Chief Operating Officer Shelli Brunswick has been elected to served on the…

Space Foundation Hosts Space Force Webinar with Exclusive Announcements About the United States’ Newest Military Branch

By Andrew de Naray | May 7, 2020

On May 6, the Space Foundation hosted a live webinar entitled “America’s Space Force: Building the Future Today,” featuring  the Secretary…

Take Advantage Now of Space Foundation’s Free On-Demand STEM Webinar Series Funded by Lockheed Martin

The Space Foundation, with the support of Lockheed Martin, is offering a 15 series on-demand webinar event of space-inspired STEM activities and career pathway discussions geared toward middle and high school students that also benefits parents and teachers. The goal is to support the development of students to become lifelong STEM learners, to grow a…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending May 29, 2020

Washington, D.C., along with the rest of the world, tuned in Wednesday to watch the SpaceX Demo-2 launch return astronauts to space from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011. Due to uncooperative weather that day, the world now eagerly awaits the rescheduled launch on Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 EDT. Today, the District…

Space4U Podcast: José Morey – Intergalactic Doctor

In this episode: We meet Dr. José Morey. José Morey, M.D., is a Fellow of the Eisenhower Foundation and the Chief Medical Innovation Officer for Liberty BioSecurity. Previously, Dr. Morey served as Associate Chief Health Officer for IBM Watson Health.  He led enterprise wide research collaborations with partners across the globe to develop AI medical breakthroughs. Dr. Morey is also…

Volunteer Spotlight: Jordan Richardson

Jordan is a graduating senior at Air Academy High School, class of 2020 strong! She’s an officer in the National Honor Society, member of the Rocky Mountain Robotics FIRST Team 662, and co-president of the Astronomy & Physics Club. Jordan is the recipient of the Congressional Award – Silver Certificate from the U. S. Congress. Jordan volunteers…

Space4U Podcast: Brad Poorman and Jim Hind — Clean Textile Technology

In this episode: We meet Brad Poorman, CEO and owner, and Jim Hind, COO and owner of Clean Textile Technology. Clean Textile Technology applies NASA-developed technologies to smart outdoor apparel using the science of emissivity to retain heat. The company has applied this technology to clothing, outdoor gear, bedding, and footwear, and their products are…

Space Symposium Campaign Wins Award of Excellence

The biggest creative push during any given year at the Space Foundation is the creation and implementation of the advertising and event campaign for the annual Space Symposium, the largest event of its kind worldwide, which congregates as many as 15,000 people in Colorado each year to discuss and network around all things space. It’s…