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Highlights of Past Events

05/31/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 31, 2011) -- The Space Foundation Discovery Institute hosted a unique robot exhibition this past Saturday when teachers and students from 12 schools along the Colorado Front Range participated in a robotics club seed program sponsored through a grant from The Boeing Company.Several months ago, 12 teachers were selected by the Space Foundation to...
05/22/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 23, 2011) -- Pueblo-area educators can learn how to use space themes in the classroom to improve their students' science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) interest and skills -- at absolutely no cost -- by attending a "Lunar/Mars Exploration and Base Construction" course June 27 - July 1 at Colorado State University (CSU) - Pueblo.This Space Across the...
05/17/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 18, 2011) -- The Space Foundation launched its new Mars Yard today in a ceremony presented cooperatively with Colorado Springs School District 11 (D-11) and the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC).The new education lab is the latest addition to the Space Foundation Discovery Institute, which serves as the base location for the...
05/16/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 17, 2011) -- A simulated Martian terrain and robotics laboratory is the newest addition to the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs. The Space Foundation will launch the new Mars Yard on May 18 in a ceremony presented cooperatively with Colorado Springs School District 11 (D-11) and the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corporation (...
04/17/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 17, 2011) -- The 27th National Space Symposium, which ended April 14, had the best participation, the most expansive exhibits and the greatest diversity of events in the Symposium's history. This year's events included almost 100 speakers, inspiring awards, the Boeing Exhibit Center's new Lower Level and outdoor Showroom, programs for New Generation young space...
04/14/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 14, 2011) -- Yesterday, the Space Foundation presented its highest honor, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award, to Charles Elachi, Ph.D., director of the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and vice president of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif.The award was presented by William F. Ballhaus, Jr., Ph.D., chairman of the board of...
04/13/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 13, 2011) -- In her role as moderator, NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, kicked off the Global Leaders: National Programs -- International Collaboration panel at the 27th National Space Symposium by outlining NASA's current status and approach to international cooperation. Citing the NASA vision "to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we...
04/13/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 13, 2011) -- National Space Symposium Featured Industry Speaker Wes Bush, Northrop Grumman chief executive officer & president, told the audience Tuesday that the space industry is at a crossroads, facing a multi-dimensional threat. First and foremost, he said, the industry is reaching the limits of customer fatigue for cost and schedule slippage. He quoted a...
04/13/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 13, 2011) -- Despite 50 years of strength and our current position of technological leadership in space, Congressman C.A. "Dutch" Rupperserger (D-MD) said our space program is slipping.Speaking Tuesday at The 27th National Space Symposium, Ruppersberger said that, between policy and budgetary uncertainty, the future is unclear. He said we must address four areas to...
04/12/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 13, 2011) -- Air Force Space Commander Gen. William Shelton, speaking today at the 27th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs discussed three factors that currently dominate defense thinking about space:First, reliance on space, especially in the defense arena, which he said had never been higher, citing GPS, weather, secure communications, missile warning,...

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