Washington Operations

Space Foundation Washington Operations facilitates collaboration across the global space ecosystem, connecting commercial, education and government stakeholders for open dialogues and joint programs. Building international partnerships, Space Foundation Washington Operations engages with embassies, dignitaries, consulates, commercial enterprises, government space agencies, educational institutions, think tanks, accelerators, incubators, trade associations and corporate donors around the world. The Washington Operations team opens the door for consulting agreements, program adoption and philanthropic sponsorship for Space Foundation’s primary operating divisions: Center for Innovation and Education and Symposium 365.

Advocating for space exploration and space-inspired industries here on Earth, Space Foundation Washington Operations connects, collaborates and consults regularly with U.S. congressional members and staff, public policy leaders, and space advocacy groups.


Washington, D.C. Operations

The Space Foundation Washington Operations Team conducts a broad range of programs to educate policymakers about the complex space-related topics that must be addressed to ensure that the space industry is well-informed on space policy issues.

We use resources to educate decision-makers and congressional staff on civil, commercial, and critical national security space policy issues. We facilitate and coordinate with officials from government, industry, academia and the international space community. We serve as a trusted source of information and data for these constituents and promote the message that investment in space capabilities benefits all peoples and that America must remain the leader in space.

The Washington, D.C. office of Space Foundation offers unpaid research and government affairs internships to students during the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, please visit the Internships page.

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Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on May 17

This Week in Washington NASA Administrator Bill Nelson has traveled to Italy, Vatican City, and Saudi Arabia. The House Armed Services Committee released its draft FY25 NDAA. Lithuania has become the 40th signatory to the Artemis Accords. The SASC Subcommittee on Strategic Forces is scheduled to convene a hearing on DOD space activities next week. United…

Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on May 3, 2024

This Week in Washington Congress passed a resolution to designate today, May 3, as National Space Day. Russia vetoed a UN Security Council Resolution on preventing nuclear weapons in outer space. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson testified before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee on the FY2025 budget request for NASA. Read Space Foundation’s summary of…

Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on April 20, 2024

This Week in Washington Switzerland, Sweden, and Slovenia joined the Artemis Accords this week. The U.S. Space Force released its Commercial Space Strategy. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies. United States Space Policy Updates  Vice President Kamala Harris has called for action from both the private…

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House Armed Services Committee Hearing: “FY25 Budget Request for National Security Space Program”

U.S. House Armed Services Committee    Subcommittee on Strategic Forces Hearing     “FY25 Budget Request for National Security Space Program”    Wednesday, May 1, 2024    Watch the Hearing   Introduction   The U.S. House Armed Services (HASC) Subcommittee on Strategic Forces held a hearing entitled “FY25 Budget Request for National Security Space Programs” on Thursday, March 21, 2024. The…

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Thomas Dorame, Senior Vice President - Symposium 365

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