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CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND EDUCATION

Driving Workforce Development and Economic Opportunity

The Center for Innovation and Education creates and delivers inclusive, innovative and sustainable
workforce development and economic opportunity programs that enable all people to actively participate in the space economy.

Through public and private partnerships, the Center engages students, young leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.

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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

Space Foundation Names TheraLight, LLC as Space Certification Program Partner

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | March 3, 2021

LED-Based Technology Originally Developed for NASA Adapted as Noninvasive Treatment to Reduce Pain and Inflammation Technology originally developed for NASA…

New Three-Year Agreement with Noosphere Venture Partners Supports Space Foundation’s Annual International Student Art Contest

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | March 2, 2021

`Agreement Advances Arts, STEM and Student Creativity Around the Globe Worldwide art contest shares young people’s vision and imagination for…

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Space4U Podcast: Jonathan Gardner – Deputy Senior Project Scientist, James Webb Space Telescope

By Andrew de Naray | March 1, 2021

In this episode: We meet Dr. Jonathan Gardner, Deputy Senior Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope and Chief…

Nomination Period Opens for 2021 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | March 1, 2021

Recognizing Outstanding Individuals Who Have Distinguished Themselves Through Lifetime Contributions Space Foundation’s highest award, to be presented at 36th Space…

Space4U Podcast: Joe Urso, Founder/CEO ActivePure Technologies

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | February 19, 2021

In this episode: We meet Joe Urso, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ActivePure Technologies, LLC. Urso purchased the former Electrolux North America…

Statement by Tom Zelibor, Space Foundation CEO, on the Successful Landing of NASA’s Perseverance Rover on Mars

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | February 18, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Feb. 18, 2021 — Tom Zelibor, CEO of Space Foundation, a 501(c)(3) global space advocate for…

Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Furch

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 Bill Furch. Bill Furch grew up in Littleton, Colorado,…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending February 26, 2021

New images emerged this week, following last week’s successful landing of the Mars Perseverance rover in the Jezero Crater on Mars, including this panorama of the landing site assembled from 142 images. Closer to home, the House Armed Services Committee’s Strategic Forces Subcommittee held the first space hearings on Near-Peer Advancements in Space and Nuclear…

Volunteer Spotlight: Jon Royce

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 volunteer Jon Royce. Professionally, Jon retired from his position as Coordinator of…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending February 12, 2021

This week Congress attempted to balance moving forward on Biden administration priorities like coronavirus relief, with the impeachment trial of former President Trump. Meanwhile, two of the three probes launched to Mars last summer reached the planet’s orbit — the United Arab Emirates’ Hope orbiter, and China’s Tianwen-1. The Space Report Quarter 4, 2020 now available…

Volunteer Spotlight: Lola Feilke

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 Lola Feilke. Lola is currently a sophomore at Air…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending January 29, 2021

This week, the space community honored the memory of the astronauts who perished in the Apollo 1, Space Shuttle Challenger, and Space Shuttle Columbia tragedies, as well as others who lost their lives in the pursuit of space exploration. The House announced key members for the House Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee,…