Space Foundation News
The Space Foundation created the Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame in 2016 to inspire future space heroes, to celebrate those who have contributed most significantly to the development and success of Colorado's space economy and to highlight Colorado's role as a hub for all things space, including:
Watch for details on the 35th Space Symposium website, to launch in October 2018.
We can't say it too often -- thank you to the individuals and organizations that support our mission. Your philanthropic support is critical in fueling the Space Foundation's mission success. Your 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, including:
Bryan DeBates, Space Foundation Vice President - Education and alumnus of Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, has been named recipient of the University's Millicent M. Atkins School of Education Award. This prestigious award is given to graduates who have distinguished themselves through personal successes and civic contributions, while bringing a sense of pride to the college… Read more
You may be able to double the impact of your gift to the Space Foundation by having it matched by your employer. Many companies offer a matching gift program to employees and retirees that allows you to double your gift amount by simply following the guidelines they have set in place. These matching gifts provide the Space Foundation with much needed funds as we work to educate the next… Read more
Each April, Yuri's Night parties around the world celebrate the accomplishments of Yuri Gagarin's first manned spaceflight in April 1961.
During its annual Space Symposium, the Space Foundation recognizes a select number of outstanding New Generation space professionals, age 35 and younger, by including them in main agenda activities, either on a panel or as a Master Moderator for the day. This year, the Space Foundation will highlight its support of the Brooke Owens Fellowship program by inviting two Brooke Owens Fellows to… Read more
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,… Read more
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,… Read more
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: