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

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 20, 2015) – Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2016 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. Given annually by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation, the award recognizes contributors to technology in the education field in both formal and informal environments.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 19, 2015) - The Space Foundation's annual Space Symposium is the single most important global space conference for connecting government, military and industry decision makers.
For 2016, the 32nd Space Symposium agenda includes sessions and presentations of special interest to the military, such as featured speakers Gen. John E. Hyten, Commander, Air Force Space Command, and Lt. Gen. David J. Buck, Commander, 14th Air Force and Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space.


COLORADO SPRINGS (Nov. 16, 2015) – The board of directors of the Space Foundation has elected new officers and directors, for terms to commence on January 1, 2016.  ADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN (Ret.), was elected Chairman of the Board.  A former commander of United States Strategic Command, Ellis is the Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 12, 2015) – The first panel presentation of the Space Foundation’s four-day 32nd Space Symposium will be a discussion of the most pressing global space issues by the world’s top space agency leaders. This will be the largest plenary gathering of heads of space agencies at any space conference in 2016. Confirmed panelists to date include:


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 9, 2015) - The Space Foundation is announcing a Call for Papers for Technical Track presentations to be delivered on April 11 and 12, 2016, as part of the 32nd Space Symposium. Tech Track sessions offer registrants an opportunity to hear from government and industry leaders in space technology development, and to learn about recent advances from presenters in a series of 20-minute tech talks.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 2, 2015) - The Board of Directors of the Space Foundation has unanimously selected VADM Richard H. Truly, USN (Ret.), as the 2016 recipient of its highest honor - the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 15, 2015) – Now is the best time to register for the 32nd Space Symposium to take advantage of the lowest rate that will be offered for the premier space conference of 2016. A Super Savings discount on standard industry registration is now in effect for registration paid before Jan. 22, 2016. The discount does not apply to contractors who work for or with the government or military.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 13, 2015) – Space Foundation Senior Vice President - Strategic & International Affairs Steve Eisenhart has been named to the Colorado Advisory Committee of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC).


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 12, 2015) – Student artists from around the world, ages 3 to 18 years, are invited to enter the Space Foundation’s sixth annual International Student Art Contest. Children may draw, paint or create a digital image for the contest theme "What Space Means to Me..."


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 6, 2015) - In Colorado this week, and around the world, space enthusiasts, professionals, students and hobbyists are celebrating humankinds' achievements in space during World Space Week. In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly declared that World Space Week would be held each year from October 4-10. It is recognized as the largest public event on the planet inspired by space exploration, space science and technology, and is coordinated by the United Nations with the support of the World Space Week Association (WSWA).

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