Press Releases

02/18/2015
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 18, 2015) - Thanks to generous supporters in the Fairbanks community, the Space Foundation is bringing its education programs to Fairbanks, Alaska, this month. The program includes classroom sessions and assemblies at schools, teacher professional development, community events, receptions and media opportunities.Coordinated by Marci Ward, a third-grade teacher at...
02/04/2015
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 4, 2015) - Since its inception in 2002, the Space Foundation's elite Teacher Liaison program has expanded worldwide, and with the addition of 34 educators for 2015, including 13 from India, has grown to 20 international representatives and 150 active participants.The 34 new Teacher Liaisons will serve as advocates for space-themed education, and will use Space...
01/29/2015
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 29, 2015) - The opening ceremony of the Space Foundation's 31st Space Symposium will begin with the presentation of its highest education award to one of the nation's most notable educators.June Scobee Rodgers, Ph.D., Founding Chairman for the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, has been selected by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National...
01/22/2015
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 22, 2015) - The Space Foundation has narrowed down 3,686 entries from 53 countries, 48 U.S. states and one U.S. territory down to 28 winners for the 2015 International Student Art Contest. Students from around the world, ages 3 through 18, were invited to submit original artwork for this year's theme, "The View From My Spaceship." The contest was free to enter for...
01/20/2015
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 20, 2015) - The Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship is given annually by the Space Foundation to provide professional development for a qualified educator of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry, or who works with PreK-12 students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry.The scholarship provides a unique opportunity for the recipient to travel to Colorado Springs, Colo.,...
01/14/2015
COCOA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2015) - The board of directors of the Space Foundation today elected former Florida Congressman Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Associated Industries of Florida, to a three-year term as a member of the board. Feeney joins the Space Foundation board as another Floridian, former Congressman David Weldon, M.D., retires after two terms of service.Feeney represented...
01/07/2015
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 7, 2015) -- One Saturday each month the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs designates a special Star Days theme with extra activities included in the daily admission price.On Saturday Jan. 10, the Star Days theme is "I Want to be an Astronaut" with activities that demonstrate the astronaut experience, including the Barany Chair. The Barany Chair...
12/04/2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 4, 2014) - Thanks to a generous grant from the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company (CC&V), the Space Foundation recently awarded Discover ScholarTrips to several Teller County schools. These scholarships will enable students to experience a field trip to the Space Foundation's Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.The Discovery Center is the region's...
12/01/2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 1, 2014) - Thanks to a grant from Lockheed Martin, more than 600 students at 19 Title 1 schools in Colorado will be able to visit the Space Foundation's Discovery Center in Colorado Springs this school year. Title 1 schools serve high concentrations of low-income, at-risk and under-represented families, and are schools that likely would not otherwise have the...
10/13/2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 13, 2014) - Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2015 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. Given annually by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation,...

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