News Briefs

10/25/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 25, 2010) -- It is estimated that nearly 200,000 people crowded The National Mall in Washington, D.C., this past weekend to attend the first USA Science & Engineering Festival. The Space Foundation was there, giving students of all grade levels and their parents the experience of training like astronauts. Using gloveboxes similar to the ones used in space...
10/01/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 1, 2010) -- The Space Foundation will use fun space projects to spark the interest of students in elementary through high school at STEMapalooza in Denver, Oct. 8 and 9. The University of Colorado Denver presents STEMapalooza annually, bringing together more than 10,000 students, families, educators, corporations and policy-makers to the Colorado Convention Center...
09/26/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 27, 2010) -- Harris Corporation celebrated National Aerospace Week (Sept. 12-18) by providing two employees who volunteered their time to work with 180 eighth grade students at Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs. The students spent part of one day in the AGI Space Missions Simulator at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute and the next day...
09/23/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 23, 2010) -- Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2011 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award.Given annually by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation, the...
09/16/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 17, 2010) -- In keeping with its mission to "advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity," the Space Foundation believes that future success in space depends on an educated workforce, and now is the time to build that workforce through STEM education.In that spirit the Space Foundation presented two workshops at the Girls' STEM event at...
09/16/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 16, 2010) -- The 11th annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) conference concludes in Maui, Hawai'i, on Friday with a keynote speech by Space Foundation CEO Elliot Holokauahi Pulham.Pulham will help kick off the final day of the conference with a talk on the state of global space, where he will discuss the increasing globalization of...
09/14/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 14, 2010) -- The Space Foundation will be front and center this week at the 11th annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) conference in Maui, Hawai'i. Involvement includes a reception for young space professionals, education programs for teachers and students and a keynote presentation by Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer...
07/22/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 22, 2010) -- The fascinating geology of the Colorado Springs region serves as an ideal field lab for this week's Space Across the Curriculum class, "Earth Systems Science: Our Earth Revealed." Classroom work at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute is combined with field trips to nearby Manitou Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak, and to Garden of the Gods,...
07/22/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 22, 2010) -- Teachers from Charles County (Md.) Public Schools are learning the principles of rocketry, as well as how to incorporate it across their curriculum, in this week's Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum class, "Rocketry: Space History and the Future of Space Flight."The 23 teachers in the class are using rockets made from household materials to...
07/21/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 21, 2010) -- The Space Foundation is providing professional development to teachers in Charles County, Md., with three weeks of Space Across the Curriculum courses.This week, educators in the "Lunar/Mars Exploration and Base Construction" course are learning to incorporate science concepts and standards into one comprehensive classroom project....

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