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11/03/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 4, 2009) -- More than 300 students toured high-tech space exhibits and 70 teachers learned about resources to help them bring space into the classroom at the Strategic Space Symposium this week at the Qwest Center Omaha, in Omaha, Neb.Presented through a Space Foundation/United States Strategic Command partnership and themed Advancing Space Capabilities and...
10/15/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 15, 2009) -- The Space Foundation will head north to Denver on Friday, taking some favorite STEM activities for children in kindergarten through 12th grade to STEMapalooza . The two-day event, free and open to the public, Oct. 16 and 17, at the Colorado Convention Center, will feature more than 100 exhibitors from around the state of Colorado, supporting science,...
10/13/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 14, 2009) -- Students at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colo., got an overview of future space travel through a presentation by Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham, one of a series of All Pikes Peak Reads space events this fall. The students traveled vicariously behind the scenes of China’s manned spaceflight program when Pulham...
10/06/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 6, 2009) -- What does it feel like to travel in space? That’s what students at the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., wanted to know when astronaut James F. Reilly, II, Ph.D., visited the school last week. Reilly, a Colorado Springs resident and former NASA astronaut, spoke about his three Space Shuttle missions and answered students’...
09/29/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 29, 2009) -- The Space Foundation’s education outreach is taking its student astronaut program to the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy on Friday, Oct. 2. Former NASA astronaut and Colorado Springs resident James F. Reilly, II, Ph.D., will speak to the students about his experiences in space. "This is a rare opportunity for students to hear an astronaut share Space...
09/24/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 25, 2009) -- This week, the Space Foundation Discovery Institute at the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs conducted a workshop for about 15 Colorado Springs School District 11 teachers so they could become certified to borrow lunar and meteorite samples from NASA. Colorado Springs educators from the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy, Galileo School of...
08/31/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 1, 2009) -- The festive Aug. 26 opening celebration for the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs featured special guest Virginia Swigert, sister of astronaut John L. "Jack" Swigert, for whom the school is named.Jack Swigert served on NASA's Apollo 7 and Apollo 13 missions and died from bone cancer in 1982 shortly after being elected to the U.S. House of...
08/25/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 25, 2009) -- Work continues at the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in preparation for a grand opening celebration tomorrow. Landscapers from The Broadmoor Hotel (pictured) planted trees and bushes on the campus at 4220 East Pikes Peak Ave.The school opened on Aug. 18 with nearly 600 students enrolled. District 11, the Space Foundation and community volunteers,...
08/21/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 21, 2009) -- The Space Foundation has loaned its authentic NASA spacesuit, nicknamed "George," to Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs. The Academy, which opened Aug. 18, is a partnership between the Space Foundation and Colorado Springs School District 11 (D11). George, who also serves as the Space Foundation's education "mascot," is shown here being...
08/04/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 4, 2009) -- It all started with an e-mail. Liz Dalzell doesn’t remember the details, or how the e-mail found its way to her, but it led her to enroll in her first Space Foundation Space Discovery Institute rocketry class in 2007. She liked it so much she enrolled in more of the classes, which led to a master’s degree in Educational Leadership in Space Studies and a...

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