Space Foundation Press Releases

Space Foundation Partners With Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center to Support Military Families

Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — May 2, 2024 —  Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and information for the global space ecosystem, today announced that in commemoration of Memorial Day, it is partnering with Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center to make an astronomic impact on students and military families. During the…

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RTX Awards Grant to Space Foundation Discovery Center for Renovations, Field Trips, and New Generation Programming

Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 8, 2024 —  Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and information for the global space ecosystem, today announced that RTX (NYSE: RTX) has awarded Space Foundation Discovery Center a $150,000 grant to inspire the next generation of aerospace leaders around the globe. “As we chart…

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The Space Report 2024 Q1 Finds Growth in U.S. Space Workforce, Record 2024 Launch Pace, Leaps in Commercial and Civil Spacecraft Technology

U.S. private space workforce grew 4.8% in 2023, with strong launch-related hiring 2024 is off to the fastest start of the Space Age, with 41 launches before March Moon landings are reaching their highest frequency since the early 1970s Lost payloads climb to an eight-year high, but overall loss percentage remains stable COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.…

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Space Symposium Opening Ceremonies Commence With Prestigious Honors

Recipients Acknowledged for Achievements in Lifetime Space Accomplishments, Space Exploration, Space Accomplishment, Space Education and Public Outreach COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 8, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and information for the global space ecosystem, bestowed its highest accolades for outstanding contributions and achievements at today’s Space Symposium opening…

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Space Foundation Receives James Webb Space Telescope Full-Scale Model From Northrop Grumman

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 8, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and innovation for the global space ecosystem, today announced that Northrop Grumman has gifted a full-sized scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) to be permanently displayed at Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.…

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Space Commerce Institute Announces Launch of SpaceEdge

Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 28, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering education, collaboration and information for the global space ecosystem, today announced that its Space Commerce Institute is launching SpaceEdge in collaboration with Arizona State University, Vanderbilt University, University of Florida, and University of Central Florida. SpaceEdge is a 12-week…

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Space Foundation Announces Recipient of Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. New Generation National Security Scholarship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 19, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem, today announced that CPT Bianca Castillo, U.S. Army, has been selected as the recipient of the Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. New Generation National Security Scholarship. This award provides the…

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Statement on the Passing of Gen. Thomas P. Stafford, USAF/NASA Gemini, Apollo and Apollo-Soyuz Astronaut

Gen. Thomas P. Stafford

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 18, 2024 — Heather Pringle, CEO of Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, issued the following statement today on the passing of Gen. Thomas P. Stafford, USAF /  NASA Gemini, Apollo and Apollo-Soyuz astronaut. “From an era that introduced our nation and the world to our…

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Space Workforce 2030 Names New Executive Director in Landmark Partnership

Melanie Stricklan to Spearhead Space Talent Initiative COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 18, 2024 — Space Foundation and Space Workforce 2030 are proud to announce the appointment of Melanie Stricklan as the inaugural Executive Director of Space Workforce 2030, a first-of-its-kind collaborative effort to build an inclusive workforce to meet the burgeoning demands of the…

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Statement on the Successful Launch of Starship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 14, 2024 — Heather Pringle, CEO of Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, issued the following statement today on the launch of SpaceX’s Starship. “All of us at Space Foundation extend our congratulations to the entire SpaceX team on today’s successful launch of Starship.…

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