News Briefs

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...
07/23/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 24, 2009) -- The Space Foundation’s Space Discovery Institute classes wrapped up this week in Colorado Springs with a last day rocket launch at Manitou Springs High School. The rocketry class spent the week studying aerodynamics and design and then applying what they learned to building model rockets. On Thursday they launched water rockets made from 2-liter soda...
07/21/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 21, 2009) -- Three Space Foundation Space Discovery Institute classes paused briefly yesterday to celebrate the accomplishments of the Apollo 11 mission, which put the first man on the Moon 40 years ago yesterday. The events were part of the Space Foundation's recognition of the historic event, which also included posting of more than 200 recollections of the Moon...
06/29/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 30, 2009) -- Teachers in the Space Foundation’s Space Discovery Institute have been studying a variety of subjects this summer including extremophile organisms, those that thrive in extreme conditions. Their study included field trips to Cave of the Winds and Fountain Creek, both in Manitou Springs, Colo.At Fountain Creek the 23 teachers conducted field experiments...
06/29/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 29, 2009) -- A dozen participants from 10 different countries, including the Space Foundation’s Vice President – Education Iain Probert, have completed the first stage of the International Space University’s new Executive MBA program, which merges the specificities of a traditional MBA with space applications. The 18-month program includes both distance learning and...
06/24/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 25, 2009) -- Teachers participating in the Space Foundation Space Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs, Colo., are learning about space science first-hand, including the effects of space travel on the human body.One exercise involves the Barany Chair, which simulates spatial disorientation by spinning the occupant. It was invented to train student pilots. The...
06/18/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 18, 2009) -- The Space Foundation and Colorado Springs School District 11 (D-11) signed the formal agreement on June 18 to create the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in the former Emerson Middle School in Colorado Springs. The new school will open this fall with a space-related curriculum designed to drive proficiency in science, technology, engineering,...
06/18/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 18, 2009) -- Teachers participating in this week's Space Foundation Space Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs, Colo., are learning how to teach a broad range of subjects using space-related curriculum. One of Wednesday's exercises challenged participants to create spacesuits suited for specific environments ranging from Mercury to Pluto to the moons of Saturn....
06/10/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 10, 2009) -- The Space Foundation and Colorado Springs School District 11 (D-11) will open the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy, named in honor of former astronaut and Colorado native John L. "Jack" Swigert, this fall in Colorado Springs. The school will have a space-related curriculum designed to drive proficiency in science, technology,...

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