Space Foundation

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The Space Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports the global space industry through information and education programs. It is a resource for the entire space community - industry, national security organizations, civil space agencies, private space companies and the military around the world. It also supports educators, students and journalists with information and education programs.

Locations[edit]

Located in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Space Foundation's world headquarters houses Space Foundation team offices, the Ackerman Conference Center and the Space Foundation Discovery Center,[1] which comprises the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the El Pomar Space Gallery. The Space Foundation also has an office in Washington, D.C., and representatives in Texas and Florida.

Industry events[edit]

The Space Foundation annually hosts major industry events, including the Space Symposium[2] in Colorado Springs, Colo. In 2013, more than 9,000 people participated in the 29th National Space Symposium.

Work Environment[edit]

In 2011, the Space Foundation was designated by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group as among the Best Non-Profit Organizations to Work for 2011.[3] It was the only Colorado-based organization to make the list and ranked number 19 out of the 50 organizations honored nation-wide.

Space Foundation Awards: General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award[edit]

Recipients of the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award include:

Year Recipient
2013 NASA Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride[4]
2012 Gen. Thomas S. Moorman, Jr.,USAF, Ret.[5]
2011 Charles Elachi, Ph.D.[6]
2010 Capt. John W. Young, USN (Retired)[7]
2009 The Honorable Peter B. Teets[8]
2008 Hans Mark, Ph.D.
2007 Simon Ramo, Ph.D.
2006 Buzz Aldrin, Ph.D.
2005 The Honorable Edward C. Aldridge, Jr.
2004 The late Gen. Bernard A. Schriever, USAF (Retired)
2003 Capt. James A. Jim Lovell, Jr., USN (Retired)
2002 Norman R. Augustine

Space Foundation Awards: Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award[edit]

Winners of the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award include:

Year Winner
2013 Daniel R. Newmyer, a science and math teacher for Center High School in rural southern Colorado.[9]
2012 Dr. Cynthia Waters, director of aviation for The Aviation Academy at T.W. Andrews High School in High Point, N.C.[10]
2011 Charles County (Md.) Public Schools Superintendent James E. Richmond [11]
2010 Allen V. Robnett[12]
2009 Ricardo V. Soria[13]
2008 Kevin L. Simmons
2007 Luther W. Richardson
2006 Kathy R. Brandon
2005 Ronald F. Dantowitz
2004 Charles Geach
2003 Brian Copes
2002 Thomas F. Hunt, Frank E. Waller
2001 Lori Byrnes

Space Foundation Awards: Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award[edit]

Winners of the Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award include:

Year Winner
2013 Bill Nye the Science Guy and chief executive officer of the Planetary Society[14]
2012 NASA Social Media Team [15]
2011 Space Journalists Jay Barbree (NBC News), Marcia Dunn (The Associated Press) and Bill Harwood (CBS News)[16]
2010 Leonard Nimoy[17]
2009 Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D.[18]
2008 Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
2007 Col. Eileen M. Collins, USAF (Retired)
2006 Tom Hanks
2005 The Ansari X-Prize Foundation
2004 LIFE Magazine
2003 Robert T. McCall
2002 The late Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett Roddenberry
2001 Popular Science Magazine
2000 Space Awareness Alliance
1999 The Crew of the Space Shuttle Mission STS-95
1998 NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
1997 The Cable News Network (CNN)
1996 The Apollo 13 (Film)Team
1995 Discovery Communications, Inc.

Space Foundation Awards: Space Achievement Award[edit]

Winners of the Space Achievement Award include:

Year Winner
2013 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration[19]
2012 Dr. Junichiro Kawaguchi, JAXA [20]
2011 SpaceX and Télécoms Sans Frontières[21]
2010 Hubble Space Telescope Repair Mission Team[22]
2009 China's Shenzhou 7 Mission[23]
2008 United States Air Force
2007 Bigelow Aerospace
2006 The U.S. Titan Launch Vehicle Team: Lockheed Martin, United States Air Force, The Aerospace Corporation, NASA
2005 SpaceShipOneTeam
2004 Ariane 4 Launch Team
2003 U.S. Air Force Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Team; Lockheed Martin Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Team; The Boeing Company Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Team
2002 NASA/Industry Galileo Space Probe Team and the men and women of United States Space Command and its component organizations
2001 Hubble Space Telescope Team
2000 Sea Launch
1999 NASA-Boeing International Space Station Team
1998 Gen. Thomas S. Moorman, Jr., USAF (Retired)
1997 Capt. James Jim Lovell, USN (Retired)
1996 American Astronautical Society
1995 Air University (United States Air Force)

Space Foundation Awards: John L. Jack, Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration[edit]

Winners of the John L. Jack Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration include:

Year Winner
2013 NASA Mars Science Laboratory Mission Team[24]
2012 NASA Kepler Mission
2011 No Award
2010 The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission team

[25]

2009 NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander Team[26]
2008 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
2007 The California Institute of Technology
2006 Buzz Aldrin, Ph.D.
2005 NASA's Mars Exploration Team from Jet Propulsion Laboratory
2004 President George W. Bush

Space Technology Hall of Fame[edit]

The Space Foundation has conducted the Space Technology Hall of Fame[27] since 1988, inducting dozens of technologies and honoring hundreds of organizations and individuals that transform technology originally developed for space exploration into products that help improve the quality of life here on Earth. Induction into the Space Technology Hall of Fame affords space technology innovators much deserved recognition. It also serves to increase public awareness of the benefits of space technology and encourage further innovation.

Year Inductee
2013 GATR Inflatable Satellite Communication System, a portable, rapidly deployed, inflatable antenna that targets a geostationary satellite to establish critical communications links (GATR Technologies and NASA Glenn Research Center) and Mediphan ultrasound technologies, compact low-power ultrasound devices that can be used as a diagnostic tool where large scanning equipment is impractical (Mediphan, Inc.and NASA Johnson Space Center).[28]
2012 Flexible Aerogel (Aspen Aerogels, Aspen Systems and NASA Kennedy Space Center) and high-resolution optical sensing fire detection (FireWatch system from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and IQ Wireless)[29]
2011 Commercial Earth-Imaging Satellites (GeoEye and DigitalGlobe) and Intrifuge CellXpansion (NASA Johnson Space Center, Regenetech and Synthecon)[30]
2010 Eagle Eyes and Digital Fly-By-Wire

[31]

2009 Aerodynamic Vehicle Design and Micro Algae Nutritional Supplements

[32]

2008 ArterioVision, Petroleum Remediation Product and ResQPOD[33]
2007 Emulsified Zero-Valent Iron and Microbial Check Valve[34]
2006 iRobot PackBot Tactical Mobile Robot and Novariant AutoFarm RTK AutoSteer[35]
2005 Hyperspectral Imaging Systems, NanoCeram Superfilters, InnerVue Diagnostic Scope System, InnerVue Diagnostic Scope System and Outlast Technologies, Inc. Smart Fabric Technology[36]
2004 Multi-Junction (MJ) Space Solar Cells, LADARVision 4000, Precision Global Positioning System (GPS) Software and MedStar Monitoring System[37]
2003 Virtual Window, VisiScreen (Ocular Screening System, Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit Technology, Humanitarian Demining Device, Digital Latching Valve and Cochlear Implant

[38]

2002 Satellite Radio Technology[39]
2001 Data Matrix Symbology, Video Image Stabilization and Registration (VISAR) and Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors (QWIP)[40]
2000 X-1R Advanced Lubricants, DirecTV and Light Emitting Diodes for medical applications[41]
1999 Heart Defibrillator Energy Source, Miniature Accelerometer, Active Pixel Sensor and DeBakey Blood Pump[42]
1998 Global Positioning System and Tempur Foam [43]
1997 Advanced Communications Technology[44] and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Technology[45]
1996 Radiant Barrier,[46] Anti-Shock Trousers[47] and Fire-Resistant Aircraft Seats[48]
1995 Parawings or Hang Gliders and Anti-Corrosion Coatings[49]
1994 Excimer Laser Angioplasty System and Digital Image Processing - Medical Applications[50]
1993 Physiological Monitoring Instrumentation and Liquid-Cooled Garments[51]
1992 Earth Resources Laboratory Applications Software and Direct Readout Satellite System[52]
1991 Automatic Implantable Cardiovertor Defibrillator and PMR-15 Polymide Resin[53]
1990 Heat Pipe Systems & Safety Grooving[54]
1989 Cordless Tools, Scratch Resistant Lenses and Fabric Roof Structures[55]
1988 Improved Firefighter's Breathing System, NASA Structural Analysis Computer Software, Sewage Treatment With Water Hyacinths, Programmable Implantable Medication System and Power Factor Controller.[56]

Space Certification[edit]

The Space Foundation builds awareness of the benefits of space through the Space CertificationTM [57] program, which demonstrates how space technologies improve life on Earth and makes space more interesting and accessible to everyone. Products and services that display the Space Certification seal are guaranteed to have stemmed from or been dramatically improved by technologies originally developed for space exploration or to have significant impact in teaching people about the value of space utilization. Using the official Space Certification seal provides a marketing edge for partners, demonstrates how space technologies improve life on Earth and makes space more accessible to everyone.

Categories:

Certified Technology Products or related services directly result from space technology or space program development. Examples include Eagle Eyes Eyewear, Outlast Phase Change Materials and GPS.

Certified Educational Products are used in educational environments to stimulate interest in and knowledge about space. Education is critical to the mission of the Space Foundation and supporting these products further inspires new generations. Examples include the SPACE.COM website and Rocky Mountain PBS.

Certified imagination products increase interest in and excitement about space. Examples include The Space Store, NORAD Tracks Santa and the Beer Drinker's Guide to Colorado.

Space Foundation Education Programs[edit]

The Space Foundation is developing the next generation - and building the overall technological strength of the nation - through programs that stimulate students' interest and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).[58]

Programs include:

  • Classes for students of all ages,[59] including Sphere courses featuring Science On a Sphere®,[60] AGI Space Missions Simulator courses,[61] Mars Yard Robotics courses [62] and STARS in-class and after-school programs [63]
  • Educator professional development programs,[64] including Space Across the Curriculum courses,[65] pre-service teacher courses[66] and the nationally recognized Teacher Liaison program [67]
  • School, youth group and community programs,[68] including Audience with an Astronaut,[69] career awareness and workforce development programs,[70] New Horizons community-centered enrichment programs,[71] tours of space exhibits[72] and the Space Foundation International Student Art Contest[73]
  • Resources,[74] including downloadable lesson plans,[75] Space Across the Curriculum scholarships,[76] a NASA Educator Resources Center,[77] the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award,[78] online tools and programs [79] and The Space Report[80]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.spacefoundation.org/visit
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  3. ^ 50 BEST NONPROFITS TO WORK FOR 2011- The NonProfit Times April 1, 2011
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  10. ^ http://www.spacefoundation.org/media/press-releases/dr-cynthia-waters-2012-recipient-alan-shepard-technology-education-award
  11. ^ The Space Foundation
  12. ^ Aviation, Astronomy Courses Earn Tennessee Teacher the 2010 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award | National Space Symposium
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  14. ^ http://www.spacefoundation.org/media/press-releases/bill-nye-receive-2013-douglas-s-morrow-public-outreach-award
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  16. ^ The Space Foundation
  17. ^ Space Foundation Recognizes Leonard Nimoy with Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award | National Space Symposium
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  19. ^ http://www.spacefoundation.org/media/press-releases/noaa-receive-2013-space-achievement-award
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  21. ^ The Space Foundation
  22. ^ Historic Hubble Space Telescope Repair Mission Team Honored by the Space Foundation with 2010 Space Achievement Award | National Space Symposium
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  24. ^ http://www.spacefoundation.org/media/press-releases/space-foundation-honors-nasa-mars-science-laboratory-mission-team-john-l-jack
  25. ^ Space Foundation Honors LCROSS Mission Team with John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration | National Space Symposium
  26. ^ [6][dead link]
  27. ^ Hall of Fame
  28. ^ http://www.spacefoundation.org/about/awards/space-technology-hall-fame
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  48. ^ Hall of Fame
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  62. ^ http://www.spacefoundation.org/education/classes-students-all-ages/mars-yard-robotics-courses
  63. ^ http://www.spacefoundation.org/education/education-programs/stars
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  66. ^ http://www.spacefoundation.org/education/educator-professional-development/pre-service-teacher-courses
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  68. ^ http://www.spacefoundation.org/education/school-youth-group-and-community-programs
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