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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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SPACE FOUNDATION FEATURES

News, Press Releases, Podcasts and Videos

Space4U Podcast: John Olver – Emisshield, Inc.

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | November 20, 2020

In this episode: We meet Dr. John Olver, President, CEO, and founder of Emisshield Incorporated, located in Blacksburg, Virginia. Dr.…

Space Foundation and mindSpark Learning Partner to Bring Virtual Learning Series to More Coloradans Through reSOLVE for Families

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | November 16, 2020

Participants Will Have Access to Space Foundation Resources and Learn the Best Ways to Support Students in Virtual Learning DENVER…

Space Foundation Discovery Center Now Hosting Live Virtual Field Trips and Birthday Parties

By Andrew de Naray | November 10, 2020

The current pandemic we’re enduring has unfortunately led to a scarcity of school field trips and birthday parties. Although that’s…

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Space4U Podcast: Dylan Taylor – Voyager Space Holdings & Space for Humanity

By Andrew de Naray | November 6, 2020

In this episode: We meet Dylan Taylor, who is an active pioneer in the space exploration industry as a CEO,…

Space Symposium 365: November Schedule of Upcoming Virtual Events Released

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | November 4, 2020

Next Round of Exclusive Programming Announced, Featuring More Interviews, Discussions, and Award Presentations with Space Leaders Schedule includes conversations with…

L3Harris Technologies to Fund Space Foundation Virtual STEM Education Program

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | October 29, 2020

First Virtual ‘Space in the Community’ Episodes to Offer STEM Lessons for Students and Educators, Beginning Nov. 9 Live episodes…

Volunteer Spotlight: Jan Carlson

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 Jan Carlson. Professionally, Jan has 28 years of experience…

Volunteer Spotlight: Joe Santa

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 Joe Santa. Joe started his aerospace career in Hartford,…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending November 13, 2020

The Senate Appropriations Committee released the text of a dozen FY2021 bills this week in order to pass a large funding omnibus and prevent a government shutdown in December. However, it is unclear how much progress will be made in a lame duck session. Other priorities Congress must tackle include a coronavirus relief package and…

Space Policy Pod – Episode 14: (Dale Nash, Virginia Space)

This episode features Dale Nash, CEO and Executive Director of Virginia Commercial Spaceflight Authority. Also known as Virginia Space, the authority owns and operates the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) including three Launch Pads and a Payload Processing Facility, as well as the MARS UAS Airfield. Mr. Nash has 38 years of experience in the aerospace…

Volunteer Spotlight: Connie Munson

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 Connie Munson. Connie was born and raised in Colorado,…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending October 30, 2020

The Senate took recess this week following the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, as Washington and the country await the results of the 2020 elections next week. Meanwhile, it was reported that NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover had made it to the halfway point in its journey to the Red Planet, and preparations…