Press Releases

06/26/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 26, 2013) - After a distinguished 27-year career with the Space Foundation, Charles P. "Chuck" Zimkas, Jr., President, will retire July 1. Zimkas has been president since 2012. He has played a key role in the continued success of the annual Space Symposium, and, in recent years, in the relocation of the Space Foundation to its world headquarters on Arrowswest Drive,...
05/31/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 31, 2013) - The public is invited to visit the new Space Foundation Discovery Center this summer for 10 weeks of educational space activities appropriate for all ages. Each week will focus on a specific theme, culminating with a full day of special activities each Saturday, included in the price of the Saturday admission.The Space Foundation Discovery Center, located...
05/20/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 20, 2013) - Teachers face many challenges in developing lesson plans that engage students, meet standards, support classroom, school, district, state and national objectives and are fun and rewarding to deliver. The Space Foundation offers support by providing professional development to educators and pre-service teachers with programs that meet education standards by...
05/16/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 16, 2013) - The Space Foundation has awarded a scholarship to Brenda D. Krause, a kindergarten teacher at The Classical Academy (TCA) Central Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Anna and Kathryn Probert Educator Enrichment Scholarship provides Krause with tuition, materials fees, plus a $500 stipend to attend the Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher...
05/13/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 13, 2013) - After seven months of fine tuning and more than 6,000 student experiences delivered, the education and museum facilities at Space Foundation World Headquarters are set to open to the public full time next month. The Space Foundation Discovery Center will be launched with a ten-week "Summer of Discovery" program, reflecting the Space Foundation's...
05/09/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 9, 2013) - A math and science teacher at Kanu o ka 'Aina New Century Charter School in Waimea, Hawai'i, will use a scholarship from the Space Foundation to help his students understand weather patterns.Robert A. Zellner has been named the recipient of the 2013 Space Foundation Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship and will use the scholarship to travel to Colorado Springs,...
05/07/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 7, 2013) - More than 25 teachers will be able to attend space-themed professional development courses this summer thanks to the Mikkelson Foundation, of Monument, Colo., which has given the Space Foundation a $15,000 grant to underwrite its Space Across the Curriculum courses this summer.These intensive week-long graduate-level courses for PreK-12 educators provide...
05/01/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 1, 2013) - A number of organizational changes will take place at the Space Foundation in the coming weeks, including a retirement, promotions and expansion of responsibilities.Retiring after 27 years with the Space Foundation is President Charles P. "Chuck" Zimkas, Jr. His retirement is effective July 1, 2013. Vice President - Operations Art Ratkewicz will assume many...
04/30/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 30, 2013) - Digital images of artwork honored by the Space Foundation International Student Art Contest will travel to space this summer and take up residence aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the Japanese program called TERRAHEART, which sends student art, poetry and writings into space. This is the second time TERRAHEART has invited the Space...
04/22/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 22, 2013) - Lorraine Lightner, a teacher at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Fla., is the 2013 recipient of the Space Foundation's Dr. Catherine Pedretty Space Scholarship for Teachers. The scholarship will pay for her to travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., this summer and participate in one of the Space Foundation's Space Across the Curriculum courses.The...

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