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April 3-6, 2017 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

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08/03/2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 3, 2017) - The Space Foundation today released the findings of its publication The Space Report 2017: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity. In 2016, the global space economy totaled $329 billion worldwide. The increase from $323 billion in 2015 was due to growth in commercial space sectors, with negligible declines in non-U.S. government and U.S. government budgets.

06/27/2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 27, 2017) - The Space Foundation is now accepting nominations for its highest award, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. Honoring its late, long-time chairman, Gen. James E. Hill, USAF (Ret.), the award recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions to humankind through exploration, development and use of space, or through use of space technology, information or resources in academic, cultural, industrial or other pursuits of broad benefit to humanity.

04/13/2017

Ranked 9th for Medium-sized Organizations and 16th Overall COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 13, 2017) - For the fourth 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 9th among medium-sized nonprofit organizations and ranked 16th best overall. The Space Foundation has made the Best Nonprofits to Work For list every time it has been screened, including in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

03/30/2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 30, 2017) - The Space Foundation announced today that Thomas E. "Tom" Zelibor, retired Rear Admiral, USN, has been selected as its Chief Executive Officer, effective April 30, 2017.
 

03/15/2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 15, 2017) - When they returned to Earth on March 1, 2016, (March 2 Kazakhstan time) NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko had spent nearly a year in space. Their record-setting 342 days in space is expected to help pave the way for human spaceflight to Mars and other distant destinations.

03/09/2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 9, 2017) - DigitalGlobe and journalists with The Associated Press (AP) worked together to deliver critical public visibility of modern day slavery in the fishing industry, helping the public at large gain a better understanding of how the use of space technology can improve the quality of life on Earth.

03/07/2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 7, 2017) - Space leaders from more than 30 countries, are expected to attend the Space Foundation's 33rd Space Symposium, participating as speakers, panelists and exhibitors, and with delegations representing China, France, Germany, Korea, Japan, Russia and the European Commission. The 33rd Space Symposium will be held April 3-6 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and two of the featured speakers addressing global space issues will be:

02/27/2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2017) - Ashlie Blackstone Smith, an eighth grade physical science teacher at Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls, in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., has been selected by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation as recipient of the 2017 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award.

02/23/2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 23, 2017) - A new event has been added to the Space Foundation's Space Symposium for 2017. The inaugural Women's Global Gathering will provide a unique opportunity to hear about the accomplishments and opportunities for women in the space industry, and is open to Space Symposium registrants and non-registrants.   
 

02/06/2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 6, 2017) - With a new Congress and a new administration in place, space policy and legislation, both civil and national security-related, will be integral to this year's 33rd Space Symposium. Perspectives from U.S. Congressmen will be provided at the Symposium by speakers Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) and Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK).