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Space Foundation Overview 2012

  1. 1. Space FoundationTo advance space-related endeavors toinspire, enable and propel humanity
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 6. Space Awareness Activities• Media programs • Publicity • Response and comment• Space briefings• Web communication • www.SpaceFoundation.org • Space Watch• Presentations and tours 6
  7. 7. Space CertificationTM • Certified Technology Product • Certified Educational Product • Certified Imagination Product Recognizing space-related products that improve life here on Earth 7
  8. 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. 9. Research & Analysis• White papers and industry reports• Third-party statements• Industry partnerships• Industry research• Advisory roles• Financial indices 9
  10. 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. 11. Public Policy • Non-lobbying • Testimony • Backgrounders and briefs • Legislative education programs • Policy monitoring and analysis • D.C. briefings • Space agency relationships 11
  12. 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. 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. 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. 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. 16. Support and Funding• Generated revenues • Program and event fees • Corporate Memberships • Product sales • Sponsorships• Donations• Audited financials: www.guidestar.org 16
  17. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 26. New Horizons• Community-centered science enrichment program• Student programs• Teacher workshops• Field trips• Town Hall meetings• Astronaut/space professional visits 26
  27. 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. 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. 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. 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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