Press Releases

08/30/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 30, 2012) - The Space Foundation is supporting the future of space with programs at the 13th annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference in Maui, Hawai'i. Involvement includes presentation of a space technology panel on the main agenda, education programs for teachers and students, a reception for young space professionals and...
08/25/2012
The Space Foundation mourns the death of astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the Moon. Armstrong died on Aug. 25 at the age of 82 following complications from heart-bypass surgery he underwent earlier this month, his family said in a statement."Neil Armstrong was a humble, soft-spoken hero who never forgot that it was the will of the nation and the tireless work of...
08/13/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 13, 2012) -- The Space Foundation invites students from around the world in PreK-12th grade (or the equivalent outside the U.S.) to enter its annual student art contest. The 2013 Space Foundation International Student Art Contest theme If I Were Going... challenges students to imagine how they would personally experience space travel, exploration or settlement and...
08/07/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 7, 2012) - Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2013 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, the award...
06/13/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 13, 2012) -- A grant was recently awarded by the U.S. Department of Education enabling the Space Foundation to help teachers across Colorado strengthen their skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through programs at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colo.Adams State University received the Title III grant to help fund 90 k-12 and pre-k...
05/30/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 30, 2012) -- The Space Foundation has awarded a new scholarship to Mimi Bull, a first grade teacher at The Classical Academy (TCA) Central Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo.The Anna and Kathryn Probert Educator Enrichment Scholarship will enable Bull to attend the Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum course Earth Systems Science: Our Earth Revealed, to be held...
05/21/2012
An English teacher with an interest in science and science fiction has been named the recipient of the 2012 Space Foundation Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship.M. Thomas Gammarino, Ph.D., teaches at Punahou Academy in Honolulu, and will use the scholarship to attend one of the Space Foundation's Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development courses in Colorado Springs, Colo., this...
05/17/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 17, 2012) - Donnika Jones, a teacher with Pinellas County Schools, has been awarded the 2012 Space Foundation Dr. Catherine Pedretty Space Scholarship for Teachers. The scholarship will pay expenses for Jones to travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., this summer and participate in one of the Space Foundation's Space Across the Curriculum courses.The scholarship covers...
05/16/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 16, 2012) -- Educators who want to improve their classroom skills, better motivate their students and - potentially - earn a master's degree may sign up now for Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development courses.These intensive week-long graduate-level courses for pre-k - 12 educators provide space-related science,...
05/08/2012
Colorado Springs, Colo. (May 8, 2012) - The Space Foundation's annual Student Art Contest winners are developing a reputation for actual space travel. Digital versions of last year's winners are all permanently in residence on the International Space Station. Two of this year's winners have traveled an additional 277,000 miles to the Moon and back.Two of the winning pieces of artwork -- both in...

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