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SPACE FOUNDATION

Advocating for Innovation. Bettering Life on Earth.

Space Foundation is a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, offering a gateway to education, information and collaboration for space exploration and space-inspired industries that define the global space ecosystem.

CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND EDUCATION

Space for you. Space for all.

Center for Innovation and Education, a division of Space Foundation, is a lifelong learning platform for the global space ecosystem that delivers workforce development and economic opportunity for students, teachers, entrepreneurs and professionals via programs offered digitally worldwide or at Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

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.

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.

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.

SPACE FOUNDATION SUCCESS STORIES

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Gerald Zuniga

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SPACE FOUNDATION FEATURES

News, Press Releases, Podcasts and Videos

Space Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for Space Technology Hall of Fame 2022 Induction Class

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | May 12, 2021

  Technologies developed for space recognized for commercial/personal use on Earth Nominations accepted via online form through Aug. 31, 2021…

Space Foundation To Feature National Space Day With US Space Command on Symposium 365 Digital Platform

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | May 5, 2021

National Space Day presentation in association with USSPACECOM, May 7 New Generation Space Leaders Panel, May 13 The Space Beat:…

Space Foundation Names Emisshield Inc. and Fisher Space Pen Company to 2021 Space Technology Hall of Fame

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | May 3, 2021

Space Community To Celebrate Space Innovation Inductees During 36th Space Symposium Emisshield Inc. produces heat-protective coatings for commercial applications Fisher…

Space Foundation CEO Statement on the Passing of Michael Collins

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | April 28, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 28, 2021 — Tom Zelibor, CEO of Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983…

Space Foundation Announces Details for 36th Space Symposium

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | April 28, 2021

Global Space Community Convenes In Person and Virtually Aug. 23-26, 2021 For the first time, Space Symposium will offer a…

Space4U Podcast: Tom Smokov & Craig Fairclough, Water Pure Technologies

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | April 23, 2021

In this episode: We meet Tom Smokov, Cofounder and CEO, and Craig Fairclough, President, of Water Pure Technologies. Over the past…

Volunteer Spotlight: Hannah Hermann

These Volunteer Spotlight articles profile some of the interesting and dedicated people who make Space Foundation programs possible. We could not do the work that we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers. This week, we are featuring Space Foundation Discovery Center volunteer Hannah Hermann. Hannah is a junior at Palmer Ridge…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending May 7, 2021

This week, Vice President Harris swore in former Senator Bill Nelson as the 14th NASA Administrator. The space community celebrated May the Fourth. Register for the 36th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs this August This year Space Symposium will be a hybrid event, providing both live programming for in-person attendees, as well as digital access…

Space Foundation Offers Virtual Program on Using Your Senses in Small Steps, Giant Leap: STEM Adventures for Little Space Explorers

Featuring Author Dr. José Morey Reading ‘Good Night Little Astronaut’ and Sensory Box Activity COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 26, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, today announced the latest virtual program of its Small Steps, Giant Leap: STEM Adventures for Little Space Explorers education series: Date: May 3, 9:00…

Volunteer Spotlight: Joey Heiny

These Volunteer Spotlight articles profile some of the interesting and dedicated people who make Space Foundation programs possible. We could not do the work that we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers. This week, we are featuring Space Foundation Discovery Center volunteer Joey Heiny. Joey currently attends Air Academy High School…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending April 23, 2021

This week, the world celebrated Earth Day, and NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter successfully took its first of five scheduled flights on Mars. Later in the week, the Senate held a confirmation hearing for former Senator Bill Nelson to be the next NASA Administrator, and NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission successfully launched from Cape Canaveral. Also this week,…

Volunteer Spotlight: Kip Tarpley

These Volunteer Spotlight articles profile some of the interesting and dedicated people who make Space Foundation programs possible. We could not do the work that we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteers. This week, we are featuring Space Foundation Discovery Center volunteer Kip Tarpley. Kip grew up in Grand Forks, North…