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Dr. Sally Ride — Physicist, Astronaut, Educator

Dr. Sally Ride was a pioneer in space exploration, a physicist and a science educator. She shattered barriers throughout her remarkable and multi-faceted life, opening doors for others — especially young women in the U.S. and around the world. Ride graduated from Stanford University with a double major in physics and English. At the time,…

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Space Foundation COO Presented with Global AeroTime Aviation Achievement Award for Gender and Diversity Advocacy

Shelli Brunswick recognized for work toward space industry gender equality Award presented by AeroTime Global Chief Executive Richard Stephenson, OBE The award has been presented to just 25 people across five continents  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sept. 15, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today…

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Space Foundation Partners With SAIC at Space Symposium With First Inclusive Cohort for a Joint Space Commerce Entrepreneurship Program

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aug. 24, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today formalized its partnership with Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), a premier Fortune 500 technology integrator driving our nation’s digital transformation. SAIC joined Space Foundation in announcing the first inclusive space cohort of…

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Five Accept High Honors at 36th Space Symposium Opening Ceremonies

Awardees Recognized for Excellence in Space Education, Space Achievement, Public Outreach, Space Exploration and Lifetime Space Achievement COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aug. 23, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, today announced that five honorees have accepted awards for their distinguished achievements in the global space ecosystem. Kaci Heins Accepts the…

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Space Foundation Receives Building Donation From El Pomar

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aug. 19, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that El Pomar Foundation has completed the donation of a building for Space Foundation’s Colorado Springs headquarters. The forgiveness of the $4.1 million loan by El Pomar allows Space Foundation to…

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Space to Become ‘Most Vital Domain’ For National Security, Say Defense Leaders in New KPMG/Space Foundation Report

Content based on interviews with nearly two dozen industry and defense leaders Report determines that space domain partnerships are central to national security Countries are realigning defense organizations to recognize the importance of space COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aug. 17, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space…

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36th Space Symposium Final Countdown: Two Weeks to Go

Notable Featured Speakers Added and COVID Precautionary Measures Updated COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aug. 10, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, today announced details leading up to the 36th Space Symposium. The event is the premier assembly for the global space ecosystem, taking place Aug. 23-26 at The Broadmoor in…

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

Space Foundation Releases ‘The Space Report 2021 Q2’ Detailing Growth of 4.4% Over 2019 Revised Total — 55% Higher Than a Decade Ago Commercial space grew 6.6% in 2020, representing nearly 80% of space economy US, China and ESA remain top three investors in global space economy US military space spending increased 6.1% in 2020,…

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Space Foundation Honors US Space Force With 2021 Space Achievement Award

In Its Second Year, the US Space Force Has Successfully Established the World’s First Independent Space Force COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June 23, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced the U.S. Space Force (USSF) as the recipient of the 2021 Space Achievement Award.…

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

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June 22, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, will host a virtual program as part of its New Generation Space Leaders series, focusing on how space innovation enables us to view Earth as a complex system that can address global challenges…

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