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02/14/2012
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (Feb.14, 2012) - The Space Foundation kicked off a New Horizons community program in Fairbanks, Alaska, Monday at three elementary schools. The education program, which lasts until Saturday, includes classroom sessions and assemblies at schools, teacher professional development, community events, receptions and media opportunities - all using space themes to advance science,...
12/16/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 16, 2011) -- "Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you..." T.A. BarronThe Space Foundation will be closed Dec. 16, 2011 - Jan. 2, 2012.  Have a happy and safe holiday season.Artwork by: Joann Wong, Sand Creek High School, Colorado Springs, Colo.; 2011 Space Foundation Student Art...
11/23/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 23, 2011) -- Colorado public television viewers can see the Space Foundation in action on Rocky Mountain PBS in two locally produced educational programs for students - "Matchwits" and "Homework Hotline.""Matchwits" Now in its 27th season, "Matchwits" is a weekly high school academic quiz program produced by Rocky Mountain PBS station KTSC-TV in Pueblo, Colo. It is...
11/04/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 4, 2011) -- Colorado Springs' sister city, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico, sent a delegation of city officials to visit Colorado Springs this week. Part of the tour included visiting the Space Foundation Discovery Institute and Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy, which share a campus on the east side of town.The Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy is a public middle school with...
10/30/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 31, 2011) -- The Space Foundation seeks out opportunities to find new ways to interest young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). When Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colo., offered Boo at the Zoo during the last week of October, the Space Foundation was there, offering a fun astronomy activity showing children how to...
10/28/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 28, 2011) -- Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper takes a turn at navigating robots on the simulated Martian terrain at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute Mars Yard in Colorado Springs. The governor addressed leaders from around Colorado who met at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute this week to tour the facility and learn what the Space Foundation is...
10/04/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 4, 2011) -- All 36 winning entries from the 2011 Space Foundation Student Art Contest are on public exhibit at the Pikes Peak Library District's Penrose Library branch, 20 North Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo., during October. The 2012 Space Foundation Student Art Contest launched last month.More than 150 PreK-12 students from 13 states entered the 2011 Space...
08/04/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 4, 2011) -- The Mars Yard at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs is getting plenty of use this summer, most recently this week when young student members of Shades of Blue visited. The Space Foundation provided an afternoon of robotics and rocketry for the students, who ranged in age from 7 to 18, with the goal of accelerating ...
07/25/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 26, 2011) -- On July 26, the Space Foundation co-hosted a luncheon with Charles County (Md.) Public Schools featuring guest speaker Chirag Parikh, Director of Space Policy for the White House National Security Council.The luncheon was held at North Point High School in Charles County and the more than 100 attendees included members of the Charles County Public...
07/20/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 20, 2011) -- Colorado Lt. Gov. Joseph Garcia visited the new headquarters of the Space Foundation in Colorado Springs on July 20, and also toured the Space Foundation Discovery Institute where he praised the work the Space Foundation has done to help teachers excite students' interest in science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM)."You are providing...

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