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08/03/2012
The entire planet will be watching as NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft places the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars at approximately 11:31 p.m. MDT Sunday night, Aug. 5 (1:31 a.m. EDT, Monday morning. Aug. 6).The landing beside a mountain inside a crater will use a new "sky crane" maneuver that lowers the 1-ton rover by nylon cords from a rocket backpack to the Martian surface....
08/03/2012
Two Space Foundation projects, created in conjunction with Colorado Springs-based Crystal Peak Design, have been honored with 2012 Silver Summit Creative Awards. The winning designs are Introduction to Space Activities, a print and online brochure used to educate policymakers about the fundamentals of space and space policy, and a series of original designs commemorating each of the six Space...
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...
06/29/2012
After being displaced for several days by the Waldo Canyon fire, the Space Foundation has returned to our headquarters facility at 4425 Arrowswest Dr. in Colorado Springs. Our building, which is less a mile from some of the most devastating structure damage in Colorado Springs, is unharmed.All telephone and email systems are working and a limited number of employees are onsite this afternoon....
06/28/2012
The Space Foundation's Colorado Springs headquarters facility remains closed because, although we believe that our building has sustained no damage, it is located within an evacuation area/firefighting equipment route for the Waldo Canyon fire. The Space Foundation Discovery Institute and our Washington, D.C., office remain open but are affected by the temporary headquarters closure.We have...
06/27/2012
Notice: Space Foundation headquarters (4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) is closed because of proximity to the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs. Because the power grid was taken down as a precautionary measure, there may be intermittent issues with email and phones.The Space Foundation Discovery Institute (105 Coleridge Ave., Colorado Springs) - where we teach many of our Space...

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