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Space Foundation Overview 2012

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  • 1. Space FoundationTo advance space-related endeavors toinspire, enable and propel humanity
  • 2. What is the Space Foundation?• Foremost advocate for space • Civil • Commercial • National security • “New space”• Global• Non-profit Mission:• Independent To advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity 2
  • 3. What is the Space Foundation?• Leader in: • Space awareness • Research and analysis • Educational programs • Major industry events • Locations/Representatives • World HQ – Colorado Springs • Washington, D.C. • Houston, Texas 3
  • 4. Global Perspective• Space is international• Customer base is global• Space Foundation is a catalyst • National Space Symposium activities • Educating constituents • Delegations • Serving as an NGO • Launch visits • Embassy events 4
  • 5. Global Perspective • Global presence • United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space • Participation in global conferences • Partnerships • Chinese Society of Astronautics • International Space University • Euroconsult • RUSI 5
  • 6. Space Awareness Activities• Media programs • Publicity • Response and comment• Space briefings• Web communication • www.SpaceFoundation.org • Space Watch• Presentations and tours 6
  • 7. Space CertificationTM • Certified Technology Product • Certified Educational Product • Certified Imagination Product Recognizing space-related products that improve life here on Earth 7
  • 8. Space Technology Hall of Fame® • Scholarly recognition • Space innovations with major impact on life on Earth • 65 inductees since 1988 • Creating a physical Space Technology Hall of Fame in new Space Foundation Visitors Center 8
  • 9. Research & Analysis• White papers and industry reports• Third-party statements• Industry partnerships• Industry research• Advisory roles• Financial indices 9
  • 10. The Space Report • Space Foundation flagship publication • Provided to: • Policymakers • Corporate Members • Media • Available for purchase • Researchers • Educators • Space professionals • Space enthusiasts 10
  • 11. Public Policy • Non-lobbying • Testimony • Backgrounders and briefs • Legislative education programs • Policy monitoring and analysis • D.C. briefings • Space agency relationships 11
  • 12. National Space Symposium • Premier gathering of entire space community • Held every spring at The Broadmoor • $25-$30 million economic impact • Worldwide media coverage • 9,000+ participants • 30 nations represented in 2012 12
  • 13. National Space Symposium• Fabulous Opening Ceremony• Four days of programs• Two giant exhibit halls• Full slate of education programs• Networking/business interaction • Targeted Events: • Cyber 1.2 • New Generation Space Leaders Program • Topical programs 13
  • 14. Space Foundation Awards • General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award • Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award• Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award• Space Achievement Award• John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration 14
  • 15. New Generation Initiatives• Young space professionals • 35 and younger• Forums, programs, resources and networking opportunities• National Space Symposium New Generation Space Leaders Program• Gatherings associated with space events• Events in space hub cities 15
  • 16. Support and Funding• Generated revenues • Program and event fees • Corporate Memberships • Product sales • Sponsorships• Donations• Audited financials: www.guidestar.org 16
  • 17. Opening October 2012:Space Foundation Visitors Center• Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring Science On a Sphere®• El Pomar Space Gallery Launch to the Moon Exhibit 17
  • 18. Educational Programs Helping PreK-20 teachers and students integrate space into the classroom to improve students’ interest and skills in science, technology, en gineering and mathematics (STEM) 18
  • 19. Space Foundation Discovery Institute • Space Foundation international education center • Classrooms for educator and student courses • Onsite teaching laboratories • NASA Educator Resource Center • On the campus of Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy 19
  • 20. Space-Centered Laboratories• AGI Space Missions Simulator • $3M grant • Astrogator • Systems Tool Kit (STK) • Orbit Determination Tool Kit (ODTK)• Mars Yard & Robotics Lab • Honeywell Mars Robotic Experience • NXT LEGO® MINDSTORMS® and VEX Robots 20
  • 21. Space Across the Curriculum • Week-long intensive graduate-level in-residence courses • Focused on teachers • Some taught side-by-side with students • Space-related STEM education content • Instantly transferable to the classroom 21
  • 22. Space Across the Curriculum • Astronomy Principles for the Charles County, Md. ClassroomColorado Springs, Colo. Pueblo, Colo. • Biological and Physical Research • Earth Systems Science • Lunar/Mars Exploration and Base Construction • Meteorology and Space Weather • Pre-K-2 Early Childhood Space Exploration • Rocketry • Space Technologies in the Classroom 22
  • 23. Space Across the Curriculum• Continuing education/master’s degree credits• Open enrollment in Colorado Springs• Contracted classes for school districts• Funded courses for specific geographical areas• National Space Symposium workshops for Teacher Liaisons• Scholarships available 23
  • 24. Teacher Liaisons • Advocates for space education • Receive Space Foundation training and resources • Participate in Space Across the Curriculum courses • Attend National Space Symposium • Serve as role models for other teachers 24
  • 25. STARS ProgramScience, Technology, and AcademicReadiness forSpace • Hands-on science enrichment classroom/after-school program • Custom-tailored to a school’s specific needs 25
  • 26. New Horizons• Community-centered science enrichment program• Student programs• Teacher workshops• Field trips• Town Hall meetings• Astronaut/space professional visits 26
  • 27. Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy• Aerospace-focused public middle school• Partnership with Colorado Springs School District 11• Science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM)• Space-related curriculum• Teacher training and support• Onsite space laboratories• Space Foundation programs 27
  • 28. Symposium Education Events• Audience with an Astronaut• Teacher Liaison workshops, tours and activities• Exhibit Center tours• Career day• Art contest• Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award 28
  • 29. Opportunities to Support• Donate • Volunteer • Grants • National Space Symposium • Scholarships • Education • Memorials Programs • Donations • Visitors Center • Artifacts • Special ProjectsContact us to find out how you can help! 29
  • 30. Want to Know More? Space Foundation 4425 Arrowswest Drive Colorado Springs, Colo., USA www.SpaceFoundation.org +1.719.576.8000 +1.800.691.4000 30

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