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

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 4, 2016) - The Space Foundation has selected 27 outstanding educators for its Flight 13-16 of Teacher Liaisons, including nine educators from India. This expands the international reach of this elite program, and brings the total number of international Teacher Liaisons to 29.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 1, 2016) - In December 2015, SpaceX, a known pioneer in the space industry, successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket. The Falcon 9 left Cape Canaveral in Florida, delivered 11 satellites to orbit and historically landed the first stage minutes later. For that achievement, the Space Foundation has selected SpaceX to receive one of its top honors, the 2016 Space Achievement Award.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 26, 2016) – With the second largest participation of its six year history, the Space Foundation’s Sixth Annual International Student Art Contest has resulted in 25 winners from eight countries. There were a total of 3,883 entries from 40 countries and 38 U.S. states submitted for the 2016 contest.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 25, 2016) - The Space Foundation has added Tesla Destination Charging to the parking lot of its World Headquarters and Discovery Center in Colorado Springs with the installation of two charging stations, available for free to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Destination charging adds nearly 60 miles of range to Tesla vehicles in an hour.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 20, 2016) - A mission nearly 10 years in the making, New Horizons left Earth on Jan. 19, 2006. Speeding through the Solar System at more than 50,000 miles per hour, the spacecraft completed the first ever flyby of dwarf planet Pluto on July 14, 2015.


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.

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