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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 27, 2011) -- The newly released Space Foundation white paper "The James Webb Space Telescope: A Worthy Investment in Space Science - July 2011" provides a concise and compelling argument for fully funding the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) at the level requested in the President's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget.It provides four primary compelling reasons for continuing...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 26, 2011) -- On July 26, the Space Foundation co-hosted a luncheon with Charles County (Md.) Public Schools featuring guest speaker Chirag Parikh, Director of Space Policy for the White House National Security Council.The luncheon was held at North Point High School in Charles County and the more than 100 attendees included members of the Charles County Public...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 20, 2011) -- Colorado Lt. Gov. Joseph Garcia visited the new headquarters of the Space Foundation in Colorado Springs on July 20, and also toured the Space Foundation Discovery Institute where he praised the work the Space Foundation has done to help teachers excite students' interest in science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM)."You are providing...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 20, 2011) -- Early childhood educators from Charles County (Md.) Public Schools are learning lessons to help very young children grasp the basic principles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In this week's Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum course, "PreK-2 Early Childhood Space Exploration," teachers in the class are...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 18, 2011) -- The Space Across the Curriculum space technology class started on Monday with 26 teachers attending from schools in six states. The teachers are learning hands-on space-themed lessons, adaptable for various grade levels and immediately transferable to the classroom to inspire student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)."...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 11, 2011) -- The Space Foundation's Space Across the Curriculum professional development courses for teachers continue this week in Colorado Springs, Colo., with "Astronomy Principles for the Classroom: Exploring Our Universe and the Search for Life." The course examines astronomy as it relates to astrobiology and the development of life on Earth....
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 7, 2011) -- The Space Foundation is in transition to its new headquarters at 4425 Arrowswest Drive in Colorado Springs, moving from the building it has occupied for the past decade at 310 S. 14th Street.The Colorado Springs-based team will be in place at the new facility on Monday, July 11.As communications equipment is relocated, there may be slower than usual...
As you prepare for Independence Day festivities, look to space to help you find the beer!The 5th Edition Beer Drinker's Guide to Colorado, published by Motion Pixel Lab, Inc., and recognized by the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation's Space CertificationTM program as a Certified Imagination Product, is on the shelves now.The 27" X 39" full-color map "pintpoints" the locations of 142 brewing...
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...
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...



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