The Space Foundation

Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston and conducts government affairs from its Washington, D.C., office. It annually publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth.

The Space Foundation's Programs include:

International Affairs

As space becomes increasingly global, the Space Foundation executes an expanding program of engagement across all its enterprises around the world. The Space Foundation executes a broad program of global engagement across all of its enterprises, including participation in the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, presenting at international conferences, hosting delegations and speakers, frequent interaction on Embassy Row in Washington, D.C., partnership with international organizations and educational institutions, supporting global corporate members and ensuring a significant global presence on the agenda and among the attendees of the Space Symposium.

New Generation Initiatives

The Space Foundation's New Generation program was founded in 2008 as a forum to foster meaningful, long-term peer relationships between space professionals aged 35 and younger, and to provide access to top space leaders and opportunities for individual career development and mentorship. The Foundation helps New Generation space leaders learn about the business and advance their careers.


Science Foundation Programs provide:

-- Access to top space leaders
-- Perspectives on industry developments and global space initiatives
-- Insight into science, policy and space issues
-- Extraordinary networking opportunities

New Generation Initiatives include both stand-alone events and targeted programs in conjunction with major space activities and conferences such as the Space Symposium.

Space Symposium Activities

Almost 150 young space professionals annually participate in specialized New Generation Space Leaders Space Symposium programs, starting with the popular "speed mentoring" New Generation Leadership Exchange where up-and-coming space professionals meet with senior industry leaders to gather insight and get career tips.

Workshops, luncheons and presentations help New Generation participants understand critical space issues, such as how policy and budgets are developed. Multiple networking events bring young professionals together with senior leaders in an informal environment. In addition, the Foundation's daily Space Symposium master moderators all represent the New Generation ranks.


Building the next generation of space leaders and improving the quality of education through space-themed programs that improve interest and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Visit the Space Foundation website here to find out more about its Programs.

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