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11/09/2012
Space Foundation Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight and former NASA astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao spoke with CNN this morning about the prospects of building an outpost in the Earth-Moon libration point (E-M-l-2) 38,000 miles beyond the Moon - or, his preferred option, of building a station on the Moon where he says, "you could do so much more."According to Chiao, the challenges in having a base...
11/07/2012
The Space Foundation has prepared a report that lists the results from the 2012 U.S. congressional elections for members of Congress who sit on committees with jurisdiction over space policy and/or have space-related constituencies. The lists are organized by committee, and sorted by seniority.This document identifies the outcomes of the 2012 U.S. congressional elections. Races that are still too...
11/02/2012
The Space Foundation Visitors Center, including the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On A Sphere® and the El Pomar Space Gallery are open to the public tomorrow from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. - for the first time we have been open on a Saturday. Located at 4425 Arrowswest Dr. (at the intersection of Arrowswest Dr. and Garden of the Gods a half mile east of 30th St.), the...
10/17/2012
The Space Foundation Discovery Institute, located on the campus of the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., hosted its third annual Festival of Science on Oct. 16.The event was held in conjunction with the Swigert Academy’s monthly family curriculum night and featured hands-on science exhibits and demonstrations from a variety of community organizations. Elementary and...
10/15/2012
Children at the Cool Science Carnival Day on Oct. 13 had the opportunity to have fun and experience science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) hands-on. The event was free to the public and held on the campus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The Space Foundation activity booth offered three hands-on activities for kids to choose from:Big Dipper Star Clock - children...
10/09/2012
The Space Foundation Visitors Center welcomed its first guests today when it officially opened to the public. Julie Batura and sons Riley, 7, Will, 2 and Alex, 7 months, of Colorado Springs, Colo., viewed the artifacts and the Science On a Sphere® in the Northrop Grumman Science Center as part of a morning homeschooling outing.The Visitors Center comprises the Northrop Grumman Science Center...
10/08/2012
Holders of the Colorado Springs Together Discount Card can get free admission to the brand new Space Foundation Visitors Center for a full year.The card provides discounts on food, lodging, entertainment, goods and services to families affected by this summer's Waldo Canyon fire. More details on the card are available here.Anyone using the card for the Space Foundation Visitors Center, which...
09/28/2012
This week, more students participated in sessions at the Space Foundation's Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring Science On a Sphere®, testing our new Wonders of the Universe courses for PreK-12th grade students. In all, approximately 350 students from 11 Colorado schools are participating in "soft opening" sessions of the standards-based courses that use our...
09/19/2012
Today, the new Space Foundation Northrop Grumman Science Center welcomed its first students. Approximately 50 fourth graders from Talbott Elementary School in Widefield District 3, Colo., and 50 fifth graders from Discovery Canyon Campus Academy in Colorado Springs District 20 stepped through the doors of the new facility, which features Science On a Sphere® (SOS), to participate in a "soft...
09/15/2012
A crowd of almost 600 celebrated Air Force Space Command's birthday Friday night at The Space Foundation Presents a 30th Anniversary Salute to Air Force Space Command at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.The event included a reception, dinner, awards presentations and remarks by former Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) Commander Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, USAF, Ret., who was introduced by...

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