News Briefs

04/16/2012
The fabulous 28th National Space Symposium Opening Ceremony, held Monday evening, April 16, featured the Colorado Springs Philharmonic playing two selections from Gustav Holst's The Planets, Op. 32: Jupiter, Bringer of Jollility and Mars, Bringer of War. The event, which was co-sponsored by Lockheed Martin, officially kicked off the Symposium. It began with remarks from Space...
04/13/2012
On April 13, the Space Foundation brought three astronauts to Colorado Springs to inspire students' interest in space, as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. The local "Audience with an Astronaut" program, part of the Space Foundation's national education program, gives school children the opportunity to hear inspirational stories about the experience of being an...
03/02/2012
The Space Foundation co-hosted a dinner on Feb. 29, 2012, for  International Space University (ISU) Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) program students from across the globe who were in Boulder, Colo., for a two-week education module focused on project management with an emphasis on space. Earlier in the day they participated in a tour of Lockheed Martin facilities in...
02/24/2012
Thanks to generous local supporters, the Space Foundation brought our New Horizons community program to Fairbanks, Alaska, Feb. 13-18, with classroom sessions and assemblies at schools, teacher professional development, community events, receptions and lots of media coverage.Coordinated by Marci Ward, a third-grade teacher at Fairbanks' Immaculate Conception Grade School and a member of the Space...
02/21/2012
ARES Corporation will again be co-sponsoring the student art contest as part of the 2012 National Space Symposium. Students from throughout the world have submitted original artwork depicting the theme "Space is Infinite - Explore!" for an opportunity to win prizes and receive national recognition. The award ceremony will be held Monday afternoon, April 16, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado...
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...

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