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The fundamental research and development that makes it possible for us to explore the universe also makes our lives safer, more eco-friendly, more comfortable and more productive.The list of technologies originally developed for space that affect our everyday lives is mindboggling: GPS, cordless tools, medical and chiropractic diagnostic equipment, ceramic hair straighteners, oil spill clean-up...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 7, 2011) -- To learn about space, people go out; to be inspired, they go to the movies. Participants in a Space Foundation survey gave a clear picture of how popular culture - including books, movies and television - play a large role in how we learn and get inspired to learn about the wonders and mysteries of space.The survey, which concluded at the beginning of...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 4, 2011) -- All 36 winning entries from the 2011 Space Foundation Student Art Contest are on public exhibit at the Pikes Peak Library District's Penrose Library branch, 20 North Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo., during October. The 2012 Space Foundation Student Art Contest launched last month.More than 150 PreK-12 students from 13 states entered the 2011 Space...
Most people don't have a clue about how much of their daily lives are improved by space innovations, things that were originally developed to complete space missions, safely launch rockets, keep astronauts healthy, make routine tasks possible in microgravity, conduct complex experiments, now used to make us safer, healthier, more comfortable and more efficient.Before you ask if it really matters...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 10, 2011) -- NASA astronaut Col. Michael T. Good, USAF (Retired), signed autographs at the Space Foundation booth and presented awards on Sept. 10 at the Chick-fil-A Patriots' Festival and Ride for Heroes in Colorado Springs.Combining three bicycle rides with a free family event that remembers September 11, 2001, the Chick-fil-A Patriots' Festival and...
Psoria‐Shield™ Inc., has launched sales for its flagship medical device, the Psoria‐Light™ deep UV LED targeted phototherapy device for treating psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo and other UV‐treatable skin disorders.Recognized by the Space Foundation as a Certified Space Technology™, the Psoria‐Light™ patent‐pending innovation uses advanced deep UV LED technology originally developed for NASA, the...
Space Certification Corporate Patron Partner and 2010 Space Technology Hall of Fame® Inductee Eagle Eyes Optics® is one of the sponsors of Prevent Blindness America's Most Beautiful Eyes Contest, which gives children across the United States the chance to become the face of the Star Pupils program in 2012 and win a $25,000 scholarship.Parents of children up to age to 17 can enter by...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 4, 2011) -- The Mars Yard at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs is getting plenty of use this summer, most recently this week when young student members of Shades of Blue visited. The Space Foundation provided an afternoon of robotics and rocketry for the students, who ranged in age from 7 to 18, with the goal of accelerating ...
Space Foundation Space CertificationTM Partner Psoria-ShieldTM has been selected by Space Florida and the (Florida) Technological Research and Development Authority (TRDA) to present at the I2 (Igniting Innovation) Capital Acceleration Showcase Sept. 7 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Tampa-based Psoria-ShieldTM is one of only 10 companies chosen from among 62 Florida technology firms that applied to...
With Florida and Texas soaking in the disastrous BP oil spill, Space Certification Program partner and 2008 Space Technology Hall of Fame® Inductee UniRemInc offered to demonstrate how its unique Petroleum Remediation Product (PRP) could help clean up the despoiling oil. There were no takers.Now Montana is suffering with the Yellowstone River Exxon oil...



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