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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“I traveled from Houston, TX to attend the Space Commerce Partnership Workshop in Orlando, FL. The workshop was beyond my…

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SPACE FOUNDATION FEATURES

News, Press Releases, Podcasts and Videos

Space4U Podcast: Daniel Lockney – NASA Technology Transfer Program

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | July 16, 2021

In this episode: We meet Daniel Lockney, the Technology Transfer Program executive at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. NASA has…

Global Space Economy Rose to $447B in 2020, Continuing Five-Year Growth

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | July 15, 2021

Space Foundation Releases ‘The Space Report 2021 Q2’ Detailing Growth of 4.4% Over 2019 Revised Total — 55% Higher Than…

Space4U Podcast: Andrew Matthes & Leyton Torres – SystemsGo Curriculum Program

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | June 25, 2021

In this episode: We meet Andrew Matthes and Leyton Torres to hear about their experiences with the SystemsGo High School…

Space Foundation Honors US Space Force With 2021 Space Achievement Award

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | June 23, 2021

In Its Second Year, the US Space Force Has Successfully Established the World’s First Independent Space Force COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.…

Space Foundation To Present New Generation Space Leaders Panel: ‘Space and Systems Change’ on Symposium 365 Digital Platform

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | June 22, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June 22, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global…

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Space4U Podcast: Trevor Bennett – Cofounder of Starfish Space

By Andrew de Naray | June 18, 2021

In this episode: We meet Dr. Trevor Bennett, cofounder of Starfish Space — a software, robotics, and autonomous space infrastructure…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending July 16, 2021

This week, Richard Branson and the Unity 22 crew, comprised of Sirisha Bandla, Beth Moses, Coplin Bennet, and pilots Michael Masucci and Dave Mackay, successfully completed the first fully crewed flight for Virgin Galactic and made a giant leap towards commercial suborbital spaceflight. Next week, Blue Origin will fly the oldest and youngest people ever…

Volunteer Spotlight: Hudson Puhek

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 Hudson Puhek. Hudson is 16 years old and has…

Volunteer Spotlight: Rebekah Shepherd

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 Rebekah Shepherd. Rebekah is currently an engineering student at the…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending July 2, 2021

The week the Senate is out of session while the House Appropriations Defense Committee held closed markup sessions. Over 50 years in the making, Mary Wallace “Wally” Funk will fly to space.  Richard Branson announced July 11 as the new spaceflight date. Additionally, the space community remembers the Soyuz 11 crew, the only spacefarers to…

Volunteer Spotlight: John Berson

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 John Berson. John Berson is a rising senior at…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending June 18, 2021

This week the House and Senate held hearings for FY2022 budget requests. Juneteenth becomes first new U.S. National Holiday in nearly 40 years. Pam Melroy was confirmed as NASA Deputy Administrator and Rick Spinrad also passed on voice vote to become NOAA Administrator. Sign Up for Space Symposium 365 Register here to access key events…