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06/22/2012
Two Space Foundation designs, produced by Colorado Springs-based Crystal Peak Design, received 2012 Communicator Awards from the International Academy of the Visual Arts, which is dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.Selected from among thousands of entries from around the world, Space Foundation materials were honored in two categories...
06/21/2012
Teachers participating in this week's Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum professional development course, Meteorology and Space Weather, visited KRDO-TV, the southern Colorado ABC affiliate, yesterday to see how weather forecasts are incorporated into the evening news broadcast.The Space Foundation course helps teachers examine the different areas of meteorology and learn how to...
06/20/2012
This week's Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum professional development course for teachers is brand new this summer. The Space Foundation created the course - Meteorology and Space Weather - to help teachers examine the different areas of meteorology and how to incorporate them into the classroom. Hands-on lessons are used and the course features instruction by Matt...
06/18/2012
Space Foundation Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight Dr. Leroy Chiao recently spoke to students at Barnard Elementary in Troy, Mich., about his experiences as a NASA astronaut. Principal Mary Haezebrouck wrote in a note of thanks to Chiao, "In my 35 years as an educator I have never attended an assembly that was the quality of the assembly you presented to our students. Not only did you share...
06/13/2012
The Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development course Biological and Physical Research: Long-Term Space Travel started this week at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs. The class included teachers not only from Colorado, but also from Arkansas, Illinois and Minnesota.Focusing on the effects of space travel on the human body, this course...
06/11/2012
Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development courses started this week at two locations in Colorado Springs, Colo.These intensive week-long graduate-level courses for pre-k - 12 educators provide space-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content that is instantly transferable to the classroom. All courses are hands-on and focus on...
06/06/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 6, 2012) - The Space Foundation issued a statement today expressing sadness at the death of writer Ray Bradbury, who often wrote about space themes and was author of such science fiction works as The Martian Chronicles."Ray Bradbury's creativity was legendary. Many of his works showed a remarkable ability to imagine the possibilities, outcomes and consequences of...
06/04/2012
Winning artwork from the Space Foundation 2012 Student Art Contest is now on display at three Pikes Peak Library District locations through the month of June. The winning artwork can be seen at Old Colorado City and Sand Creek Libraries in Colorado Springs, and at High Prairie Library in Falcon, Colo.Each year, the Space Foundation invites students from around the world in pre-kindergarten...
06/01/2012
Teachers, it's not too late to sign up for this summer's Space Foundation's Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development courses. Educators who want to improve their classroom skills, better motivate their students and - potentially - earn a master's degree may sign up now using this form.These intensive week-long graduate-level courses for pre-k - 12 educators provide...
05/25/2012
Space Foundation Corporate Member SpaceX celebrated two historic successes this week with Tuesday's launch of its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Friday's docking of the Dragon spacecraft at the International Space Station (ISS).The ISS Expedition 31 crew successfully captured the SpaceX Dragon capsule with the station's robotic arm at 9:56 a.m. EDT on May 25. The feat...

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