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The Space Foundation's 2nd Annual Space & Science Fiction Halloween Ball is a guaranteed to be a scream, with tons of fun, food and adult beverages, plus live DJ music and dancing, prizes for best costumes and security provided by Darth Vader and the Storm Troopers of the 501st Legion of the Galactic Empire.  And what better place for an evening of space fantasy than the Space Foundation...
At a private reception on Oct. 10, the Space Foundation celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Discovery Center, the region's first and only space, science and technology attraction. The evening featured a special performance by the student orchestra from the Thomas MacLaren School in Colorado Springs.The Discovery Center is located at Space Foundation World Headquarters, 4425 Arrowswest...
On Oct. 10, students from STAR Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., came to the Space Foundation Discovery Center for hands-on STEM lessons (science, technology, engineering and math).The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's first and only space, science and technology attraction, and in addition to being open to the public, offers education programs for students and educators.The...
This week the Space Foundation held a briefing in Washington, D.C., regarding Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and the status of the U.S. Air Force Space Fence Program.Panelists included:Robert Curbeam, Vice President for Mission Assurance, Quality & Raytheon Six Sigma, Integrated Defense Systems, RaytheonSteve Bruce, Vice President for Integrated Warfare Systems and Sensors, Advanced...
This week, distinguished guests from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and FireWatch America visited Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., and toured the Discovery Center. One purpose of the visit was to discuss progress on adoption of the FireWatch system locally to help protect people and property from wildfires that have plagued Colorado and the entire Western United...
As part of its World Space Week events, the Space Foundation brought former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao, Ph.D., to Colorado Springs, Colo., for a series of Audience With an Astronaut presentations. Based in Houston, Chiao also serves as Space Foundation Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight.The Space Foundation is a proud World Space Week Partner Organization. Initiated by the United Nations...
The Space Foundation is a proud World Space Week Partner Organization.Here is how the global celebration of World Space Week (WSW) got its start -- it was initiated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 with the purpose of celebrating every Oct. 4-10 "the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition."The WSW dates were chosen to commemorate the...
On Sept. 30, the Space Foundation led a team-building exercise for Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance.The participants gathered in the Area 51 section of the Space Foundation's Discovery Center, where they learned the basic principles of rocketry. They formed groups and designed and constructed their own water rockets out of 2-liter plastic bottles, then used compressed air to propel...
If space and teaching are your passions, then the Space Foundation can bring you together with other like-minded educators to learn new ways to use space themes to strengthen curriculum and inspire students.Educators from around the world who have an interest in space are invited to apply now to become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison. There is no cost to participate in this prestigious program...
Retired Space Foundation President Chuck Zimkas received the 2013 National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) General James V. Hartinger Award at the NDIA Rocky Mountain Ball Friday evening at the Hotel Elegante in Colorado Springs, Colo. According to the award citation, Zimkas "...distinguished himself through a lifetime of outstanding accomplishment both in the military supporting the Air...



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