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Space Force Association and the Future Space Leaders Join Forces to Inspire the Next Generation of Space Professionals

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We are grateful to acknowledge this partnership with the Space Force Association as we are both aligned to support the future leaders of the US aerospace industry.”

— FSLF Chair Bradley Cheetham

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, May 22, 2024 / — The Space Force Association (SFA) and the Future Space Leaders (FSLF) announced a strategic partnership today to cultivate the next generation of American space leaders. This collaboration will combine the SFA’s established network and resources with FSLF’s innovative educational programs, fostering a powerful force for inclusivity and advancement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields related to space exploration, research and defense.

“The future of the space domain rests on the shoulders of a talented and diverse workforce,” said Space Force Association CEO and Founder Bill Woolf. “This partnership with Future Space Leaders allows us to reach a broader audience, igniting the passion for space exploration in underrepresented communities and providing crucial support for their educational journeys. By nurturing these young minds, we are ensuring America remains a leader in space for generations to come.”

FSLF Chair Bradley Cheetham echoed Woolf’s sentiment, stating, “We are grateful to acknowledge this partnership with the Space Force Association as we are both aligned to support the future leaders of the US aerospace industry.”

The SFA and the Future Space Leaders Foundation will collaborate on a range of initiatives, including:

• Mentorship programs: Connecting experienced space professionals from the SFA with Future Space Leaders Foundation Fellows, providing valuable guidance and career support.

• Scholarship opportunities: Working collaboratively to identify and offer scholarship opportunities to promising FSLF students pursuing STEM degrees with a focus on space applications.

This strategic partnership signifies a significant commitment to fostering a diverse and qualified space workforce. By igniting a passion for space exploration in young minds and providing them with the resources to succeed, the SFA and FSLF are paving the way for a brighter future in space exploration.

About the Space Force Association:

The Space Force Association (SFA) is the only independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves as a professional military association whose sole focus is supporting the United States

Space Force, United States Space Command, U.S. national spacepower at large, and our global partners and allies’ efforts in space exploration. Its core functions are to research, inform, and advocate to achieve superior spacepower by shaping a Space Force that provides credible deterrence in competition, dominant capability in combat, and professional services for all partners. In addition, the SFA has an essential function to provide support for the men and women of the U.S. Space Force. Membership is open to both military and civilians. For more information on the SFA, please visit

About the Future Space Leaders Foundation:

The Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF) is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the career development of young space and satellite industry professionals. The Foundation organizes events and raises funds for grants to deserving graduate students and young professionals. FSLF works in cooperation with other non-profits, companies and government agencies on space-related educational events. Through its annual Future Space event, FSLF advances learning and fosters interaction among current space and satellite industry leaders with graduate students and young professionals. Through its competitive application process, the Foundation selects outstanding American graduate students and young professionals as Fellows and funds them for a year to attend and present papers at major space-related symposia and conferences including the International Astronautical Congress, SGAC Space Congress, AAS Goddard Memorial Symposium, National Space Club’s Goddard Dinner, SATELLITE, various AIAA conferences and more.

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