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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....
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...



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