Press Releases

03/27/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 27, 2013) - The board of directors of the Space Foundation welcomes one new board member, and recognizes one board member retirement. New to the board is:Thomas E. Vice, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (pictured right)Retiring from the board is:David L. Taylor, president and chief executive officer, Ball Aerospace &...
03/18/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 18, 2013) - The public is invited to meet former NASA astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao, and hear his experiences on board the International Space Station. The Space Foundation is presenting this Audience with an Astronaut experience at its world headquarters Visitors Center, 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs, Colo., on Saturday, April 6.Chiao will give three...
03/11/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 11, 2013) - The 36 winners of the 2013 Space Foundation International Student Art Contest are the most globally diverse group in the contest's history. Young artists from 12 countries were selected for the top slots from among more than 4,700 entries representing 45 countries, including 38 U.S. states and territories - the largest response since the contest began...
03/07/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 7, 2013) - Daniel R. Newmyer, a science and math teacher for Center High School in rural southern Colorado, has been selected by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation as recipient of the 2013 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award, which is given annually in recognition of...
02/06/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 6, 2013) - The Space Foundation, a global space advocacy and education organization based in Colorado, is bringing its New Horizons community education program and former NASA astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao to Fairbanks Feb. 11-16.During the week, planned activities include:Monday, Feb. 11: Morning: School presentations at Two Rivers Elementary, Two Rivers.Afternoon...
01/29/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 28, 2013) - Two Audience with an Astronaut programs featuring former NASA Astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao will be held in Fairbanks, Alaska, in February. Co-sponsored by the Colorado-based Space Foundation and the local Noel Wien Library, the programs will feature Chiao talking about his experiences as a Space Shuttle astronaut and as a resident of the International Space...
01/28/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 28, 2013) - The Space Foundation has selected 20 outstanding educators from 13 states for its 2013 flight of Teacher Liaisons. The teachers were chosen for their active promotion of space and science education. The new Teacher Liaisons will serve as advocates for space-themed education, and will use Space Foundation-provided training and resources to further...
01/24/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 24, 2013) - The Space Foundation welcomes a new director - development, Linda Garrison, CFRE, who brings more than 20 years of nonprofit experience in management, board development, fundraising, public relations and prospect research.Garrison's goals include generating philanthropic donations supporting the entire Space Foundation enterprise, with a special focus on...
11/29/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 29, 2012) - Teachers, inspire your students' imaginations with the wonders of space travel while giving them the opportunity to be part of the Space Foundation International Student Art Contest. This annual contest is open to students from around the world in PreK-12th grade (or the equivalent outside the U.S.). The deadline for entries is Jan. 18, 2013, and teachers...
11/02/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 30, 2012) - The Dr. Catherine Pedretty Space Scholarship for Teachers creates special professional development opportunities for educators currently teaching in the state of Florida, and especially for teachers at Dunedin High School in Dunedin, Fla. It provides a unique opportunity for the selected teacher to travel to Colorado Springs and participate in one of the...

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