Uwingu Makes a Grant to the Space Foundation

The Space Foundation
The Space Foundation
BOULDER, Colo. - March 8, 2016 - PRLog -- Space company Uwingu announced today a grant it has awarded a grant to support the Space Foundation. The Space Foundation is a leading source of space education in the United States.

This grant, like others Uwingu has given, comes from funds raised from Uwingu activities like public naming of craters on Uwingu’s Mars map sales of Uwingu’s Daily Space Explorer image subscription service at www.uwingu.com.

Uwingu’s mission is to engage the public in new ways for space exploration and to raise grant funds through this engagement. Uwingu has previously made grants to a wide range of space organizations including Explore Mars, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), Astronomers Without Border (AWB), the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), the Galileo Teachers Training Program (GTTP), the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), and the Mars One project. Uwingu has also made travel grants to numerous planetary and astrophysical graduate students to present their research at professional society meetings.

"The Space Foundation is grateful to Uwingu for its support of our Tesla's Toolbox program through our Corporate Giving Club. Tesla's Toolbox helps young tinkerers acquire the skills to become future engineers," said Bryan DeBates, Space Foundation Senior Director of Education.

Planetary scientist Dr. Alan Stern, the CEO of Uwingu added, “We’re incredibly proud to support the Space Foundation, and look forward to generating many more grants as our Mars Map Crater Naming Project moves toward its goal of naming of all 500,000 scientifically cataloged craters on Mars.”


About Uwingu. Uwingu (which means “sky” in Swahili, and is pronounced “oo-wing-goo”) consists of a team of leading astronomers, planetary scientists, former space program executives and educators. Uwingu is a for-profit company dedicated to creating new ways for people to personally connect with space exploration and education while also raising funds to support researchers, educators, and organizations in space exploration and astronomy.  A pioneer in this industry, Uwingu is currently creating the first crowd-sourced map of Mars. Individuals have named over 19,000 craters and The Uwingu Fund has already allocated almost $150,000 in grants. Visit Uwingu’s website to learn more at www.uwingu.com. For more information, contact Alan Stern at stern@uwingu.com.Follow Uwingu on Twitter @UwinguSky and friend Uwingu on Facebook.

About the Space Foundation: Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston and conducts government affairs from its Washington, D.C., office. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+,Flickr and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.

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