News Briefs

06/08/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 8, 2009) -- The Space Foundation is now offerings more master’s degree programs through our partnership with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS). Four master’s degrees, tailored to educators who would like to pursue an advanced degree in a science-related field, are now being offered to elementary, middle, and high school teachers through the Space...
04/28/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 28, 2009) -- On Monday, April 27, the Space Foundation took one of its PreK- 2nd grade astronaut programs to two Colorado Springs schools, giving students the opportunity to meet former NASA astronaut and Colorado Springs resident Dr. Jim Reilly and to experience space science in action. More than 100 pre-school students at Preschool Partners and more than 200 K-2nd...
04/24/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 24, 2009) -- Students from the University of Hawaii at Hilo's space studies seminar program enjoyed a wide-ranging lecture and question-and-answer session about the global space industry April 23 with Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Holokauahi Pulham - himself a native of the "Big Island" of Hawai'i who attended UH Hilo as a college freshman.Linked...
08/17/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 18, 2008) -- "Space Camp for Teachers" is a feature video highlighting the Space Foundation's Space Discovery Institute courses in Charles County. In 2007, the Space Foundation began a partnership with the Charles County Public School system to make Space Discovery Institute classes available to their teachers. In 2008, the Space Foundation doubled the number of...
07/30/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 30, 2008) --  On July 28, the Space Foundation, Lockheed Martin, and SpaceClass announced the launch of a strategic online education collaboration called Orion's Path.  Orion is one of NASA's Constellation Program vehicles that will carry astronauts to the International Space Station, the moon, and Mars. Orion's Path is an interactive, online, Web-based...
07/23/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 23, 2008) -- Space Discovery Institute classes began this week in Charles County, Md. Working with the Charles County Board of Education, the Space Foundation is teaching courses on "Astronomy Principles for the Classroom," "Rocketry and the Biology of Living in Space," "Biological and Physical Research," and "Earth Systems Science" from July 21 - August 1. These...
07/18/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 18, 2008) -- The Space Discovery Institute is going strong. Teachers from across the country have gathered in Colorado Springs to gain hands on lessons in space science to take back to their classrooms. Starting July 7, during “Astronomy Principles for the Classroom: Kinesthetic Astronomy”, educators studied the motions of the heavens, astronomical research tools,...
07/02/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 2, 2008) -- Last week’s Space Foundation Space Discovery Institute class “Biology and Physical Research” allowed educators to explore immunology, brain research, cardiovascular, and skeletal impacts by delving into the effects of space on the human body. Class activities included Barany “spatial disorientation” chair use, microgravity experiments, and specialized...
06/25/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 25, 2008) -- Last week teachers from across the country gathered for the first week of the Space Discovery Institute courses, “Rocketry and the Biology of Living in Space: Living Aboard the International Space Station.” The course focused on topics including space law, history of space stations, and the complexities involved in building, maintaining, and living on...
05/06/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 7, 2008) -- On May 6, the Space Foundation hosted an educational briefing for congressional staff in Washington, D.C., as part of the Foundation's ongoing efforts to raise awareness of, knowledge about, and support for space-related issues. The briefing focused on commercial satellite communications service providers and their interaction with the Department of...

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