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06/28/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 28, 2011) -- Educators from the Pueblo, Colo., area are learning how to use space themes in the classroom to improve their students' science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) interest and skills. The course is offered by the Space Foundation and held at Colorado State University (CSU)-Pueblo."Lunar/Mars Exploration and Base Construction" is a...
06/21/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 21, 2011) -- The Space Foundation has produced a new, updated version of Introduction to Space Activities, which is now available on the Space Foundation website and as a downloadable PDF.This handy booklet is used to educate individuals who need a fundamental understanding of space terminology and activities.Introduction to Space Activities includes chapters...
06/19/2011
What happens when electronics overheat? The short answer is: nothing good. In microgravity, natural convection does not occur, which makes cooling equipment a challenge. So how do you keep electronic and computer components from overheating in space -- especially on non-rotating satellites where one side is constantly exposed to extreme solar temperatures and one side freezes in constant shadow?...
06/16/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 16, 2011) -- This week, teachers in the Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum class "PreK-2 Early Childhood Space Exploration," learned age-appropriate, hands-on STEM activities for very young students. The course focuses on national standards and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) principles that can be immediately...
06/13/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 13, 2011) -- The Space Foundation's Space Across the Curriculum courses kick off this morning in Colorado Springs, Colo., with two concurrent week-long sessions:Earth Systems Science: Planetary Geology, which covers what shapes and creates Earth and other planets and moons in our solar system. This course, one of five being offered this summer to...
06/08/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 8, 2011) -- The Space Foundation participated in the 54th Session of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) held June 1-10 at the UN's Vienna, Austria, International Center.In its role as a non-governmental organization, the Space Foundation serves as a private sector advisor to the United States delegation.The session marked the...
06/03/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 3, 2011) -- The Space Foundation welcomes new contributing member Iridium Communications Inc. The company was a co-sponsor of the Reception in Celebration of New Generation Space Leaders at the 27th National Space Symposium, and Iridium CEO, Matthew J. Desch, spoke on the Symposium panel, "CEOs on the Issues."Iridium Communications Inc. is the farthest reaching...
05/31/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 31, 2011) -- The Space Foundation Discovery Institute hosted a unique robot exhibition this past Saturday when teachers and students from 12 schools along the Colorado Front Range participated in a robotics club seed program sponsored through a grant from The Boeing Company.Several months ago, 12 teachers were selected by the Space Foundation to...
05/24/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 25, 2011) -- On May 25, Dennis Jordan, of Horace Mann Insurance, presented North Middle School mathematics coach Jo Ann Davis with a scholarship to attend one of the Space Foundation's Space Across the Curriculum courses for free. Also at the presentation were Judy Hawkins, principal of North Middle School, and Bryan DeBates, director of education for...
05/22/2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 23, 2011) -- Pueblo-area educators can learn how to use space themes in the classroom to improve their students' science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) interest and skills -- at absolutely no cost -- by attending a "Lunar/Mars Exploration and Base Construction" course June 27 - July 1 at Colorado State University (CSU) - Pueblo.This Space Across the...

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