Press Releases

04/11/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 11, 2011) -- This week the Space Foundation is hosting nearly 1,800 local students and 95 teachers from 18 states at a number of education activities at the 27th National Space Symposium at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. The programs include educator professional development, national recognition of an outstanding educator, a surprise teacher grant...
04/05/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 5, 2011) -- As the Space Shuttle program approaches its final flights, the Space Foundation is auctioning six matted and framed original art prints - one of each Shuttle - autographed by two Space Shuttle commanders each. The auction will support Space Foundation education programs, providing funding for STARS classroom-enrichment programs and scholarships for...
03/31/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 31, 2011) -- New to the 27th National Space Symposium this year is a student art contest co-sponsored by ARES Corporation, Fisher Space Pen Co. and the Space Foundation. Students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade were invited to submit original artwork depicting the theme, "Human Space Travel in the Year 2020," resulting in entries from more than 150 students...
03/03/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 3, 2011) -- James E. Richmond, superintendent of Charles County Public Schools in Maryland (CCPS) has been selected by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation as the winner of the 2011 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. Named for Mercury Astronaut Alan Shepard, the award...
02/24/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 24, 2011) -- The Space Foundation announces a new scholarship specifically for educators in Pinellas County, Fla. The Dr. Catherine Pedretty Space Scholarship for Teachers was established by the Space Foundation on Dec. 8, 2010, to create special professional development opportunities for teachers currently teaching in the Pinellas County Schools, and especially for...
02/16/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 16, 2011) -- The Space Foundation has chosen two companies to receive 2011 Space Achievement Awards, in recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments in space.SpaceX is being lauded for becoming the first commercial company to re-enter a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, and Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) is being recognized for its unique use of space to aid...
01/26/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 26, 2011) -- The Space Foundation has selected 38 outstanding educators for its 2011 Flight of Teacher Liaisons. The teachers were selected for their active promotion of space and science education.Drawn from 37 different schools in 19 states, the new Teacher Liaisons will serve as advocates for space science education and will use Space Foundation-provided training...
11/14/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 15, 2010) -- A corporate donation is the first step in establishing a new lab at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs. The donation, referred to as the "Honeywell Mars Robotic Experience," provides robots for a future simulated Martian terrain mission laboratory incorporating student-designed-and-built robots."The idea behind this lab is to...
10/20/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 20, 2010) -- The Space Foundation is demonstrating how astronauts conduct experiments on the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle Oct. 23-24 at the inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. Using gloveboxes similar to the ones used in space to prevent experiments from floating away and to keep scientists and astronauts safe,...
09/15/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 15, 2010) -- Educators of Hawai'ian or part-Hawai'ian ancestry or who work with pre-K-12 students of Hawai'ian or part-Hawai'ian ancestry have an extraordinary opportunity to travel to Colorado Springs - for free - to learn how to use space in the classroom.Each year, the Space Foundation provides professional development opportunities for a qualified Hawai'ian...

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