In 2019, the publishing of Quest transferred to Space 3.0, a 501c3 charitable foundation. Prior to that it was published by the International Space Business Council.

The Space 3.0 Foundation was launched in 2019 to build an endowment over time that could be used to support the preservation of space history, provide a forum to discussing the future direction of space activities, and provide assistance to entrepreneurs.

Among its initial activities:

  • Quest: The History of Spacefilght, published since 1992, is an all-volunteer effort and the only publication edited by a PhD historian, peer-reviewed, and focused on the history of spaceflight. Published quarterly, each 64-page issue contains articles, oral histories/interviews, and rare photos and is designed to appeal to the professional historian and the enthusiast. Readers range from middle-school teachers to several of the men who've walked on the Moon.
  • The Sacknoff Prize for Space History : An annual prize awarded to a unviersity student for the best research paper. The prize consists of a monetary prize, a trophy, publication in Quest, and the ability to present at the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT). The Prize is named after Scott Sacknoff, a longtime volunteer with Quest and a renowed consultant who specialized in the business and commerce of space.
  • The Space Business and Commerce Archives : The organization has been collecting materials related to the business and commerce of the industry for a number of years and houses what some of the historians at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum believe is the largest collection of documents on the subject. All materials that arrive here are looked at and their historical preservation is determined. Depending on the topic, some items are added to our archives, others are sent to the Smithsonian or universities that house special collections on that subject matter. We encourage anyone with materials (reports, documents, business plans, presentations, audio/visual, items, etc.) to ship them to us before disposing of them.

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