These experiential learning courses provide compulsory content to envision a clear path of entry into the global space ecosystem and gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Each course is self-paced and is supplemented with workbooks and worksheets to ensure balance between theoretical and practical application.

The Future of Space Entrepreneurship

By Mark Sirangelo

We are living in one of the most dynamic times in memory. Technological capabilities have advanced around us and, in many ways, accelerated and transformed the space industry. With seemingly endless pathways into the ecosystem, how do you understand the evolving landscape and pinpoint the right opportunity for your company?

Mastering Team Dynamics

By Gabriella Goddard

In this course, you'll learn the crucial elements of building a high performing team. You'll learn how to master team dynamics by using the T.E.A.M. model to leverage your team's talent, build engagement and trust, align people around an inspiring vision, and manage progress, results, and performance.

Leveraging Your Personal Brand

By Gabriella Goddard

In this course you'll learn how to develop your Personal Brand and use it to transition into the space industry. You'll explore your transferable skills and strengths, and any areas you might need to develop. Plus, you'll create a Personal Transition Plan to use as a guide as you embark on your transition into the space industry.

Space Operations Support and Management

By Nova Space, Inc.

In the Space Operations Support and Management Course, students will participate in various team member roles as they design and plan for the operation of a communications satellite.

Space Mission Areas and Capabilities

By Nova Space, Inc.

The Space Mission Areas and Capabilities Course is designed for students who are interested in gaining entry level knowledge regarding the various broad categories of space capabilities and how they are employed in the space industry.

Maximize Opportunities for Revenue Success

By Courtney Stadd

The course will show companies how to develop and execute DC-based communications strategies, leverage personal relationships, and embrace available technology to stay ahead of pertinent programs, opportunities, and proposals to position themselves for long term market success.

Learn from Past Mistakes to Create a Winning Strategy

By Courtney Stadd

This course will profile previous ventures with which the instructor has been affiliated and focus on why the venture failed, as well as lessons learned that might assist founders in maximizing their future success.

Each course is taught by trusted experts who share real-world experience as they guide participants through experiential and tangible learning scenarios.




Unlimited access to a single course.



Unlimited access to any three courses and three mentor sessions.




Unlimited access to any five courses, three mentor sessions and one virtual workshop.



Unlimited access to all courses, three mentor sessions and one virtual workshop.
Annual Subscription to The Space Report.
Symposium 365 Digital Platform ($800 value).

*Participation and/or completion of our courses does not guarantee contract awards, partnerships, or other enumeration.


Space Foundation University instructors possess deep working knowledge and proven track records of excellence across a broad spectrum of business and space topics that are shaping the global space economy.

Gabriella Goddard

Gabriella Goddard is the CEO of the Space Leadership Academy with over 20 years of experience in Leadership Development and Executive Coaching working with multinationals and entrepreneurs across the globe. She specializes in the fast-growing space sector and is an alumni of the International Space University. She is also a member of the UK Space Agency's LEO Accelerator program. Gabriella regularly writes articles on leadership and innovation for Forbes and is the Founder of the Brainsparker App, a top-ranking creativity app. She is also the best-selling author of "Gulp!: The 7-day crash course to master fear and break through any challenge."

Mark Sirangelo

Mark Sirangelo is currently the Scholar in Residence for the University of Colorado. He is the former Chairman of the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Innovation Board providing future innovation advice to the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the former Chair of the DoD's Space Advisory Committee. Previously he completed an assignment as Special Assistant to the NASA Administrator helping to develop NASA's return to the Moon and Moon to Mars plans.

Mark was the founding executive and head of Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems. Mark has led teams which have managed billions of dollars of aerospace and technology development programs for in excess of 300 missions and programs. He has served in the Governor's Cabinet as the Chief Innovation Officer of the State of Colorado and is now the Colorado Governor's appointee to the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory.

Corporate and personal awards include NASA/Space Foundation's Technology Hall of Fame, Fast Company Top 10 Most Innovative Space Companies, Ernst &Young's Entrepreneur of the Year and Inc. Magazine's top 200 companies. He holds Doctorate, MBA and Bachelor of Science degrees. He has also been scientifically published, served as an officer in the US Military, has had a successful artistic career and is a licensed pilot.

Courtney Stadd

Courtney Stadd is Founder and President of Capitol Alliance Solutions, LLC, a Washington DC based management consulting firm whose clients include a wide range of pioneering commercial space actors. For nearly 40 years, Stadd's career path has been a mix of senior government leadership and corporate executive jobs - primarily focused on encouraging the removal of policy and regulatory barriers to the emergence of a competitive American-led commercial space marketplace, as well as business development strategies to generate revenue for early-stage space ventures. He has held multiple senior positions at the US Department of Commerce, the US Department of Transportation, the White House, and worked directly for three NASA Administrators, including as Chief of Staff/White House Liaison.

As Senior Director, White House National Space Council, he helped draft numerous Presidential directives encouraging a competitive commercial space industry, including commercial space guidelines which have governed executive agency use of commercial space products and services for over 30 years.

Stadd is a member of the Washington Space Business Roundtable Board of Directors and Chair, Programs, 2020-2022. He was appointed Chair, Aerospace Industries Association Civil Space Committee, 2022. He is also Vice President of the Beyond Earth Institute. He is a long-time adviser to the UN NGO, Space Week Association. Mr. Stadd was selected to participate in NASA's Oral History series.

Nova Space, Inc.

Nova Space, Inc. is the premier provider of interactive digital online training and education for the space ecosystem. Their space professional program provides organizations with a talent pipeline of space educated professionals to enhance communications, optimize recruiting efforts, increase workforce retention rates, and increase productivity to achieve greater business outcomes.