Bryan DeBates, Space Foundation Vice President - Education and alumnus of Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, has been named recipient of the University's Millicent M. Atkins School of Education Award. This prestigious award is given to graduates who have distinguished themselves through personal successes and civic contributions, while bringing a sense of pride to the college community. The award will be presented to DeBates at the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Banquet on May 4.
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For the first time, the Space Foundation’s New Generation team has joined forces with NASA iTech to create Ignite the Night, a fun new way for a potential startup to pitch an idea to a panel of judges at the 34th Space Symposium. This exciting collaboration is co-sponsored U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
Each April, Yuri's Night parties around the world celebrate Yuri Gagarin's first human spaceflight in April 1961. For 2018, the Space Foundation Yuri’s Night celebration will take place on Sunday, April 15, and will be sponsored by CACI. Proceeds raised from Space Foundation Yuri's Night will support STEM education programs. Purchase tickets here.
For the first time, the Space Foundation’s New Generation team has joined forces with NASA iTech to create Ignite the Night, a fun new way for a potential startup to pitch an idea to a panel of judges at the 34th Space Symposium. This exciting collaboration is co-sponsored by BWX Technologies.
During its annual Space Symposium, the Space Foundation recognizes a select number of outstanding New Generation space professionals, age 35 and younger, by including them in main agenda activities, either on a panel or as a Master Moderator for the day.
This year, the Space Foundation will highlight its support of the Brooke Owens Fellowship program by inviting two Brooke Owens Fellows to participate in the 34th Space Symposium.
A new generation of space professionals can thank United Launch Alliance (ULA) for its co-sponsorship of the 34th Space Symposium’s New Generation activities – Space Foundation New Generation Space Leaders Welcome Lunch and New Generation Space Leaders Breakfast.
Student tours of the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center and expanded Pavilion during the 34th Space Symposium are designed to inspire the students' interest in aerospace careers, or careers focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The tours are arranged with teachers who are part of the Space Foundation's elite Teacher Liaison program For 2018, Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) will be the co-sponsor of the student tours.
The Boeing Company is providing sponsorship for the General James E. Hill Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon honoring Christopher Columbus "Chris" Kraft, Jr., the first flight director for America's first missions to space. Beginning with Project Mercury, Kraft is credited with establishing a rigorous flight safety approach for human-rated missions, first at Cape Canaveral, Florida, then at NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas, now known as Johnson Space Center. The Mission Control Center in Houston is named for Kraft.