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Highlights of Past Events

06/18/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 18, 2009) -- Teachers participating in this week's Space Foundation Space Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs, Colo., are learning how to teach a broad range of subjects using space-related curriculum. One of Wednesday's exercises challenged participants to create spacesuits suited for specific environments ranging from Mercury to Pluto to the moons of Saturn....
05/05/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 6, 2009) -- Space situational awareness (SSA) was a recurring theme at the Space Foundation Correspondents Group (SFCG) meeting May 6 in Washington, D.C.Speaking with about a dozen reporters, General C. Robert Kehler, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command, said that the United States is working to update its Cold War-era SSA system, a need made more urgent by the...
04/28/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 28, 2009) -- On Monday, April 27, the Space Foundation took one of its PreK- 2nd grade astronaut programs to two Colorado Springs schools, giving students the opportunity to meet former NASA astronaut and Colorado Springs resident Dr. Jim Reilly and to experience space science in action. More than 100 pre-school students at Preschool Partners and more than 200 K-2nd...
04/24/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 24, 2009) -- Students from the University of Hawaii at Hilo's space studies seminar program enjoyed a wide-ranging lecture and question-and-answer session about the global space industry April 23 with Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Holokauahi Pulham - himself a native of the "Big Island" of Hawai'i who attended UH Hilo as a college freshman.Linked...
04/05/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 5, 2009) -- The 25th National Space Symposium was a success by every conceivable measure: record-breaking attendance of almost 8,000; the largest and most diverse exhibits ever; meaty and intriguing programs; inspiring and informative speakers; innovative educational programs; and highly productive networking. From the magnificent performance of the Colorado...
01/13/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 14, 2009) -- On Jan. 13, the Space Foundation hosted a meeting of the Space Foundation Correspondents Group (SFCG) featuring NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, Ph.D. During the breakfast Griffin addressed a variety of issues including the value of U.S. international cooperation in civil space to national security, the importance of investing in the superiority of...
07/23/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 23, 2008) -- Space Discovery Institute classes began this week in Charles County, Md. Working with the Charles County Board of Education, the Space Foundation is teaching courses on "Astronomy Principles for the Classroom," "Rocketry and the Biology of Living in Space," "Biological and Physical Research," and "Earth Systems Science" from July 21 - August 1. These...
07/18/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 18, 2008) -- The Space Discovery Institute is going strong. Teachers from across the country have gathered in Colorado Springs to gain hands on lessons in space science to take back to their classrooms. Starting July 7, during “Astronomy Principles for the Classroom: Kinesthetic Astronomy”, educators studied the motions of the heavens, astronomical research tools,...
07/02/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 2, 2008) -- Last week’s Space Foundation Space Discovery Institute class “Biology and Physical Research” allowed educators to explore immunology, brain research, cardiovascular, and skeletal impacts by delving into the effects of space on the human body. Class activities included Barany “spatial disorientation” chair use, microgravity experiments, and specialized...
06/25/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 25, 2008) -- Last week teachers from across the country gathered for the first week of the Space Discovery Institute courses, “Rocketry and the Biology of Living in Space: Living Aboard the International Space Station.” The course focused on topics including space law, history of space stations, and the complexities involved in building, maintaining, and living on...

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