News Briefs

04/11/2013
The Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center and Pavilion was truly an international gathering at the 29th National Space Symposium. Almost 160 exhibitors in the two large halls represented 11 countries, including Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States,  in displaying the latest in space technology,...
04/11/2013
The Teacher Liaison Workshop, which is an annual feature of the Space Symposium, took a different twist this year when attending Teacher Liaisons traveled to the Space Foundation's world headquarters in Colorado Springs for their educational sessions. Seventy-five teachers from 13 states participated in the program, which included:Breakfast and photos with NASA Astronauts Dr. Leroy...
04/11/2013
Both education programs and programs desiged to aid young space professionals in advancing their careers are an important part of the Space Symposium. Space Career Day, held on April 11, combined the two objectives in one event. With almost 100 participants, including students from Space Grant Universities in four states and transitioning military, the full-day event provided exposure to...
04/11/2013
One of the most intriguing panel discussions at the 29th National Space Symposium was conducted by members of the Inspiration Mars Foundation, discussing plans for a manned Mars mission in 2018. Comments included responses to questions from the audience. Key issues addressed included building a robust life support system for the mission and creating a feasible launch and landing...
04/10/2013
The 36 winners of the 2013 Space Foundation International Student Art Contest were invited to attend the Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium on April 10. Young artists from 12 countries were selected for the top slots from among more than 4,700 entries representing 45 countries, including 38 U.S. states and territories - the largest response since the contest began three...
04/10/2013
The Space Symposium's Exhibit Center is an effective arena for motivating young people to pursue careers in that require science, technology, enigeering and mathmatics (STEM) proficiency.This year, almost 280 middle school and high school students and their chaperones toured the Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center and Pavilion, where they saw an amazing array of technologies and...
04/10/2013
NASA astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Sally K. Ride, Ph.D., both of whom died in 2012, were honored April 10 at the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award luncheon, co-sponsored by The Boeing Company. This is the first time the award has been presented posthumously.The General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Space Foundation. It...
04/10/2013
Wednesday morning at the 29th National Space Symposium began with a panel that looked at the current status of education, reprising a theme from the 27th National Space Symposium in 2011. Entitle, America's Education Crisis: Rising Above the Gathering Storm Revisited, the panel was moderated by Craig R. Barrett, Ph.D., retired chief executive officer &...
04/08/2013
The 29th National Space Symposium was launched Monday night with a rousing performance by the band, Smash Mouth (pictured bottom center), and presentation of four of the Space Foundation's top awards. Co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman, the upbeat event focused heavily on the importance of inspiring children, supporting education and aspiring to greater heights. The event opened with remarks from...
03/15/2013
Families who live in the Colorado Springs area, and who share an interest in space, can take advantage of some local opportunities to learn more about the history of human spaceflight.The Space Foundation will offer free a rocketry activity for children of all ages at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Space Saturday on March 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event stems from a partnership...

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