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April 11-14, 2016 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 16, 2016) - The Space Foundation is now seeking nominations for induction into the prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame® in 2017. This international program honors innovations by organizations and individuals who transform space technology into commercial products that improve life on Earth.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 1, 2016) - For the third time, the Space Foundation has been designated by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group as among the 50 Best Nonprofit Organizations to Work For in the United States, ranking 7th among Small Nonprofit organizations, and ranked 12th best overall. The Space Foundation also participated in the screening processes, and made the list of Best Nonprofits to Work For, in 2012 and 2014.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 1, 2016) - The 32nd Space Symposium's Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center and Pavilion has sold out for 2016, with 189 exhibits of the world's latest space technology, products and services, including 54 first-time exhibitors at the Symposium. The 32nd Space Symposium will be held April 11-14, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., and is expected to attract thousands of space leaders from more than 25 countries, representing all sectors of the global space community.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 28, 2016) - The Air Force Association (AFA) and the Space Foundation are combining forces at the 32nd Space Symposium to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).   On the morning of Wednesday, April 13, nine teams of high school students from across the U.S., and one from an American school in Germany, will gather at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs to tackle a problem of space system design using AGI's Systems Tool Kit (STK).


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 8, 2016) - The Space Foundation announces that Jeff Bezos, Founder of Blue Origin, will be a featured speaker at the 32nd Space Symposium. Bezos' talk will take place Tuesday afternoon, April 12, following a presentation by Gen. John E. Hyten, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command, and preceding The Honorable Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 4, 2016) — Representatives from a coalition of 13 leading U.S. space organizations have produced a white paper entitled "Ensuring U.S. Leadership in Space." The coalition includes aerospace professionals from industry, academia and government, who joined together to outline issues every presidential and congressional candidate needs to know about space to ensure that space and space policy are a priority in the next administration.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 3, 2016) - The Space Foundation announces three of the nation's top defense leaders who will speak at the 32nd Space Symposium:


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 29, 2016) - The opening ceremony of Space Foundation's annual Space Symposium is known for its dynamic performances and presentation of awards celebrating the global space community's most outstanding accomplishments. The 32nd Space Symposium opening ceremony on April 11 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, will feature a performance by the band Tower of Power and presentation of these awards:


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 25, 2016) - The Space Foundation's 32nd Space Symposium will culminate on April 14 with ceremonies celebrating the induction into the Space Technology Hall of Fame® of two innovations developed for space that now improve life on Earth. The 2016 inductees are:


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 18, 2016) - Andy Weir's debut novel The Martian captivated readers when it was first published as a blog in 2011. Weir's fictional story of NASA astronaut Mark Watney's struggle to survive on Mars attracted the interest of a broad population, well beyond the ranks of space fans. Enthusiasm for the story propelled the book to The New York Times Best Seller list in 2014, and to a major film adaptation in 2015, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon.

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