Press Releases

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...
10/29/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  (Oct. 29, 2012) - Educators, who effectively use space themes to inspire students and strengthen lesson plans, have a great opportunity for additional support from the nation's premier space advocacy organization.The Space Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2013 flight of Teacher Liaisons. This will be the 10th year of this prestigious, nationally...
10/12/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct.12, 2012) – The Space Foundation today announced the promotion of Charles P. “Chuck” Zimkas, Jr., from chief operating officer to president, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Elliot H. Pulham.Zimkas has been with the Space Foundation since 1986, following a 26-year Air Force career, during which he was selected as one of the Twelve Outstanding Airmen of...
10/05/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 5, 2012) - Today the Space Foundation celebrates the grand opening of the Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring Science On a Sphere® (SOS), the first major step in the development of the new Space Foundation Visitors Center at its world headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo.A private opening event was held this morning; the public opening of the Visitors...
10/03/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 3, 2012) – Beginning on Oct. 9, the Space Foundation Visitors Center will be open to the public every Tuesday and Thursday and the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To celebrate the first public day, former NASA astronaut and Space Foundation Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight Dr. Leroy Chiao will be at the Visitors Center signing autographs...
09/17/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 17, 2012) Have fantastic, futuristic Halloween fun while supporting the future education of Colorado's next generation of space scientists. Tickets are now on sale for the first Space & Science Fiction Halloween Ball at SciFiSprings.com. This volunteer fundraising event will be held at the Space Foundation world headquarters, 4425 Arrowswest Dr.,...
09/12/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 11, 2012) - Educators of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry or who work with pre-K-12 students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry have an extraordinary opportunity to travel to Colorado Springs for free to learn how to use space themes in the classroom.Each year, the Space Foundation provides professional development opportunities for a qualified Hawaiian...
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...

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