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Space Foundation Selected as World Space Week 2023 National Coordinator

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Feb. 28, 2023 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit
organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global
space ecosystem, today announced that it has been selected by the World Space WeekAssociation as the World Space Week national coordinator for the United States.

In 1999, the U.N. General Assembly declared Oct. 4-10 as World Space Week. Since then, it has
grown to be the largest space event on Earth, according to the Association. Events are held by
space agencies, the industry, the U.N., schools, and thousands of organizations that week each
year. Preliminary results of World Space Week 2022 show a record-breaking number of over
10,000 reported events in 88 countries.

“Space Foundation is incredibly honored and excited to team up with the World Space Week
Association as the national coordinator for the United States,” said Space Foundation Chief
Operation Officer Shelli Brunswick. “Every year, World Space Week provides an incredible
opportunity to share space-related innovations and opportunities that are available to everyone,
and the benefits space brings to life on Earth. Sharing those stories and building those
relationships is part of Space Foundation’s mission, and we look forward to working with
industry, education and government partners to make World Space Week 2023 the best ever.”

“We are very excited about working closely with Space Foundation to make World Space Week
in the United States an even greater success. We have been partners for several years, and our
belief is that with them accepting the role of U.S. national coordinator, our collaboration will
become even stronger,” said World Space Week Association Director Maruska Strah. “This
year’s theme is Space and Entrepreneurship, and we are convinced that the work Space
Foundation is doing within its Space Commerce Institute will be a great inspiration for World
Space Week 2023 participants.”

For more information on World Space Week, visit

About Space Foundation

Space Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education
and collaboration for the global space ecosystem. Driven by partnerships, Space Foundation
unites the entire spectrum of stakeholders — business, government, education and local
communities — through support from corporate members, sponsors, fundraising and grants.
Visit Space Foundation at, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About World Space Week
The largest space event on Earth, UN-declared World Space Week is celebrated Oct. 4-10
annually. It is an international celebration of the contribution of space science and technology to
the betterment of the human condition. World Space Week consists of myriad space-related
events held by space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, planetaria, museums, astronomy
clubs, and others in a common timeframe to achieve greater student and public impact through

About World Space Week Association
World Space Week Association is the global coordinator of World Space Week. An international
non-government, non-profit organization, the Association is a permanent observer on the UN
Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. It is supported by voluntary contributions from
sponsors including Lockheed Martin Corporation, Viasat, Astroscale, SES, Thales Alenia Space,
and Airbus. The Association, founded in 1982, is one of the world’s oldest space advocacy

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Media Contacts:

Rich Cooper
Vice President, Strategic Communications & Outreach
Space Foundation
(202) 596-0714

Ilayda Edali
Operations Manager
World Space Week Association

Dottie O’Rourke
TECHMarket Communications
(650) 344-1260

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