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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...
05/22/2012
The Space Foundation is offering a week-long graduate level rocketry course at Colorado State University - Pueblo, June 25-29. Rocketry: The Future of Human Space Flight is offered free to Pueblo D60 teachers. The course is also open to all other teachers, but they would pay a $175 materials fee.Participants in this course will build and launch a variety of rockets and will learn how to...
05/11/2012
During the Space Foundation's 28th National Space Symposium last month in Colorado Springs, Colo., Symposium Keynote Speaker Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson sat down with Rocky Mountain PBS for two different interviews for the program Colorado State of Mind.In one interview, the well-known astrophysicist, director of New York's Hayden Planetarium, bestselling author and one of the space industry's...
05/04/2012
Join the Space Foundation on Tuesday evening, May 8, for the Water Filtration Design Challenge, a fun and educational exercise for children and adults that includes creating a water filtration system based on processes used aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The event, which will be held at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute at 105 Coleridge Ave. in Colorado Springs from 6:...
04/23/2012
Last week's 28th National Space Symposium and the companion Cyber 1.2 event, held April 16-19 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., was a big hit with attendees, exhibitors and the media. Highlights included:The largest number of exhibitors ever filling up both the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center and the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center Pavilion - more than 165 exhibitors,...
04/19/2012
Two extraordinary space-based innovations were recognized at the 28th National Space Symposium. Recognized first at the Space Technology Hall of Fame® Private Induction Ceremony, co-sponsored by CISCO Systems, and then at the Space Technology Hall of Fame® dinner, co-sponsored by SpaceX, were:Flexible aerogel insulating materialHigh-resolution optical sensing fire detection system...
04/19/2012
This April for the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, 69 Teacher Liaisons attended an all-day workshop, enhanced by presentations involving three Space Foundation Space Certification Program Partner companies and another organization that is exploring certification linkage with the Space Foundation. Space Certification Program Partners are those recognized by the Space...
04/19/2012
The Mega Minds - Leading Scientists Discuss the Future of Space Exploration panel brought together some of the brightest and most intriguing intellects in the science world to discuss science and space. Moderated by Dr. G. Scott Hubbard, professor of aeronautics and astronautics, Stanford University, the panel featured:Dr. Amy Mainzer, WISE deputy project scientist, Jet Propulsion...

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