Highlights of Past Events

08/31/2012
A diverse background in materials science engineering, professional football and as an astronaut led Leland Melvin to his current position as NASA Associate Administrator for Education. On Friday, he visited Space Foundation headquarters and toured the soon-to-open Visitors Center. Melvin also toured the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs and spoke...
08/31/2012
Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham participated in a panel discussion about the future of space on The World Today, Australia's leading afternoon radio current affairs radio program on Thursday, Aug. 30.Broadcast across Australia by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), The World Today can also be heard internationally on the Internet or via...
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...
08/22/2012
The Space Foundation partnered with the Secure World Foundation on Aug. 21 to host a lunch briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss international initiatives aimed at outer space security and sustainability.The briefing was conducted by a panel featuring:Sam Black, director of policy, Satellite Industry Association (SIA)Peter Marquez, vice president of strategy and planning, Orbital, and former White...
08/20/2012
Children at the STEM Rocks! event at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs on Aug. 18 learned first hand - literally - from the Space Foundation how astronauts train to improve dexterity for conducting experiments and repairs in space.The Space Foundation demonstrated "glove boxes" that allowed children to try three different activities - using a robot to collect a rock specimen, drawing a...
07/31/2012
The Space Foundation, Charles County (Md.) Public Schools (CCPS) and CCPS Superintendent James R. Richmond hosted an Educational Exchange Luncheon today at North Point High School in Charles County with the goal of inspiring the middle and high school girls attending to pursue careers in STEM fields - science, technology, engineering and mathematics.The featured luncheon speaker was Space...
07/27/2012
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs the Honorable Madelyn Creedon, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration Kevin Wolf and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) spoke about the status of export control reform at a Space Foundation-sponsored briefing breakfast on July 24. The audience comprised congressional staff from both the Senate and the House, industry...
07/16/2012
This week, the Space Foundation will conclude the Colorado Springs portion of its summer Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development courses with the final course - Astronomy Principles for the Classroom: Kinesthetic Astronomy, held at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute, 105 Coleridge Ave. The course provides educators with ideas for exciting new ways to bring the universe...
07/11/2012
A new Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development course started this week at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs, Colo.Lunar/Mars Exploration and Base Construction explores the requirements for establishing and maintaining a human presence on the Moon or Mars. Topics include discussion of growing food on Mars and creating oxygen....
07/03/2012
Space Foundation Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight Dr. Leroy Chiao is among 34 astronauts who were awarded the Russian Medal of Merit for Space Exploration at a ceremony on June 29 at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Jr., and JSC Director Mike Coats participated in the event.Presented by Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak, the medal was...

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