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April 16 - 19, 2018 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 25, 2017) - Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2018 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 12, 2017) - For its 34th year, the Space Foundation's Space Symposium will bring together leaders of the civil, commercial and defense space sectors from more than 30 spacefaring nations to discuss and shape the future of space. The Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, The Honorable Heather A. Wilson, will be the keynote speaker for the Symposium's Corporate Partnership Dinner on April 17. Tickets for the dinner are available at


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.


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.


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.


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.