News Briefs

11/14/2014
In November, 47 homeschool students attended the Space Foundation Discovery Center's first Homeschool Day, where activites included a basic engineering lesson with the design, construction and testing of simple aerodynamic landers (pictured top) and a session in Science On a Sphere® (pictured below).Homeschool Day at the Discovery Center uses hands-on science activities to reinforce learning...
11/06/2014
The Space Foundation is partnering with the German and European Space Agencies to host a public event at the Discovery Center for the Rosetta mission's landing attempt on Nov. 12. The public is invited to Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, Nov. 12, to learn about the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission and monitor the Nov. 12 landing attempt.The Discovery...
06/23/2014
Space Across the Curriculum began June 23 at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, with 21 teachers from five states participating in this week's course, "Astronomy Principles for the Classroom: Kinesthetic Astronomy."This intensive week-long graduate-level course is for PreK-12 educators, and provides space-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)...
05/21/2014
The Space Foundation welcomed four winners of its 2014 International Student Art Contest to the 30th Space Symposium at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs May 21.More than 7,100 entries were received for this year's contest, representing 54 countries, including 43 U.S. states and two U.S. territories. The 2014 theme was "My Spaceship Looks Like..."The winning students have the opportunity to see...
05/21/2014
The Space Foundation welcomes Ms. Armeen Binte Jafry and her parents to the Space Symposium. Armeen is a first-place winner in the 3-to-4 year old category of the Space Foundation's 2014 International Student Art ContestFour-year-old Armeen and her family traveled to Colorado Springs from Bangladesh for the May 21 art contest reception for the contest winners. The event is part of the Space...
04/15/2014
On April 15, the Space Foundation hosted the STEM education session of the Innovate Colorado Springs program, a community initiative created to serve as a catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship in Colorado's Pikes Peak region."Innovation in K-12" session, was one of 15 community events supporting partner locations during Innovate Colorado Springs' launch week, and was held at the Space...
03/07/2014
On March 7, new Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs for a community breakfast and tour of the facility. The visit was the Secretary's first public appearance in Colorado's Pikes Peak region.  While at the Space Foundation, James toured its Discovery Center, a public space, technology and science attraction, which...
03/01/2014
The Space Foundation congratulates Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA on the successful launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Earth observation mission from pad 1 at the Tanegashima Space Center, Thursday, Feb. 27 (U.S. time), Tanegashima, Japan.Launched upon a Japanese H-IIA rocket carrying the NASA- JAXA Global GPM Core Observatory, GPM, will help advance our...
02/24/2014
Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham will be honored in 2014 with the Space Education Inspiration Award, recognizing his support and promotion of space education and innovation, specifically in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).The award will be presented to Pulham by the Federation of Galaxy Explorers at the 2014 Galaxy Ball on June 6....
11/07/2013
An Ark. Valley Homeschoolers group from southeastern Colorado visited the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs this week for educational space-themed activities. While at the Discovery Center, the children made cards for service members and veterans who will be separated from their families this holiday season. The cards will be distributed through the "Holiday Mail for Heroes...

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