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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...
02/27/2013
Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham heavily cited the Space Foundation's recent publication, PIONEERING: Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Space, when he testified before the Subcommittee on Space today in Washington, D.C.The Subcommittee, which is part of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, held the hearing to review The Space Leadership Preservation Act of...
02/11/2013
The Space Foundation's New Horizons education program kicked off today in Fairbanks, Alaska, with visits to Two Rivers Elementary School and Weller Elementary School and a news feature on local televevision station KTVF Channel 11.The program, which is being presented by Space Foundation team members Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight and former NASA Astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao, Space...
12/02/2012
The Space Foundation's inaugural float in the Dec. 1 Colorado Springs Festival of Lights Parade was a big hit with the holiday crowd - estimated to be more than 50,000 people - and was named winner of the "Rudolph Award, Best Lighting on a Float" by parade organizers.The float design gave a unique twist to the parade's theme of "Home for the Holidays." It featured children surrounding a...
11/26/2012
The Space Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2013 flight of Teacher Liaisons. This will be the 10th year of this prestigious, nationally recognized program that provides an honored few educators numerous benefits and privileges, helps strengthen their teaching skills, builds resumes and influences education at a national level.Applications will be accepted until Friday, Dec. 14,...
11/09/2012
Space Foundation Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight and former NASA astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao spoke with CNN this morning about the prospects of building an outpost in the Earth-Moon libration point (E-M-l-2) 38,000 miles beyond the Moon - or, his preferred option, of building a station on the Moon where he says, "you could do so much more."According to Chiao, the challenges in having a base...
11/02/2012
The Space Foundation Visitors Center, including the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On A Sphere® and the El Pomar Space Gallery are open to the public tomorrow from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. - for the first time we have been open on a Saturday. Located at 4425 Arrowswest Dr. (at the intersection of Arrowswest Dr. and Garden of the Gods a half mile east of 30th St.), the...
10/17/2012
The Space Foundation Discovery Institute, located on the campus of the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., hosted its third annual Festival of Science on Oct. 16.The event was held in conjunction with the Swigert Academy’s monthly family curriculum night and featured hands-on science exhibits and demonstrations from a variety of community organizations. Elementary and...
10/15/2012
Children at the Cool Science Carnival Day on Oct. 13 had the opportunity to have fun and experience science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) hands-on. The event was free to the public and held on the campus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The Space Foundation activity booth offered three hands-on activities for kids to choose from:Big Dipper Star Clock - children...

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