Press Releases

10/14/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 15, 2009) -- Nebraska K-12 teachers have an extraordinary opportunity to learn about space-related educational programs and resources available from the Space Foundation, Lockheed Martin, and the NASA Nebraska Space Grant at a seminar for educators being held in conjunction with the Strategic Space Symposium at the Qwest Center Omaha in Omaha, Neb., next month.The...
08/24/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 24, 2009) -- The Space Foundation is solidifying its position as one of the nation's premier space-focused education providers with the establishment of the new Space Foundation Discovery Institute on the campus of Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.The Space Foundation Discovery Institute will provide space- and aerospace-themed professional...
08/18/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 18, 2009) -- A new aerospace-themed middle school created through a partnership between the Space Foundation and Colorado Springs (Colo.) School District 11 (D-11) opened Aug. 18 with more than 500 students, 42 teachers, and onsite support from the Space Foundation. The Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy is named in honor of Colorado native and astronaut John L. "Jack"...
06/10/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 10, 2009) -- Colorado Springs School District 11 (D-11) has approved a proposal to create an aerospace-focused middle school in the former Emerson Middle School in partnership with the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation. The duration of the agreement is five years with options for automatic renewals for three successive five-year periods.The new school, which...
05/27/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 28, 2009) -- The Space Foundation has expanded its offerings of master’s degree programs through its partnership with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS).Four master’s degrees, tailored to educators who would like to pursue an advanced degree in a science-related field, are now being offered to elementary, middle, and high school teachers through...
05/13/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 13, 2009) -- The Space Foundation announced today two winners of the 2009 Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship: Jessica Kamalu, high school mathematics teacher at Ke Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Anuenue, Honolulu; and Rod Floro, sixth grade physical science teacher at Kamehameha Schools Middle School, Hawai’i Campus, Keaau.“For the first time since the inception of the Lucy Enos...
05/05/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 6, 2009) -- The Space Foundation has signed a contract with Omaha Public Schools (OPS) for delivery of two weeks of Space Discovery Institute programming, beginning June 1. This important new relationship has been made possible through grants to Omaha Public Schools by the Omaha-based Sherwood Foundation, by a NASA Nebraska Space Grant and EPSCoR, the Experimental...
04/23/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 23, 2009) -- The Space Foundation’s education outreach is taking its student PreK-2nd grade astronaut program to two Colorado schools on April 27, giving boys and girls an opportunity to meet former NASA astronaut and Colorado Springs resident Jim Reilly and to experience space science in action. The astronaut program will be presented at Preschool Partners, 9565...
03/16/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 16, 2009) -- The Space Foundation is now accepting applications for the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship. The Enos scholarship provides professional development opportunities for educators of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry, or who work with pre-K - 12 students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry. It covers tuition, fees, travel expenses, and lodging for the...
02/01/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 2, 2009) -- The Space Foundation has named 29 outstanding educators as its 2009 Flight of Teacher Liaisons in recognition of their active promotion of space and science education in their classrooms and their communities.Drawn from 25 different schools in California, Colorado, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, and Texas, the new Teacher Liaisons will serve as advocates...

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