Colorado has always been committed to space and with so many heroes connected to the state, we are honored to show our appreciation to the astronauts, aerospace executives, government officials, scholars and other public and private sector leaders who have contributed most significantly to the evolution, success and development of Colorado’s space economy as one of the most important in the nation and world.
The Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame is a program of the Space Foundation, created to honor the astronauts, aerospace executives, government officials, scholars and other public and private sector leaders who have contributed most significantly to Colorado’s space economy as one of the most important in the nation and world.
Nominations for the 2017 honorees will be accepted through May 31, 2017.
Your support makes it possible for us to inspire students, teachers, families and individuals every day. In fact, last year alone more than 60,000 people were engaged and inspired to reach for the stars through our education and outreach programs. Of that are the 20,000+ students who received in-person, hands-on STEM education—those who will be our next generation of space heroes!
“Colorado is a powerhouse state in aerospace thanks to the many business, government, military and research leaders who have advanced our space capability and inspired our youth for space endeavors. The Space Foundation has been a catalyst to propel our economy and we are proud that they call Colorado home. Congratulations to the courageous leaders with the Foundation's Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame.”
—Gov. John W. Hickenlooper