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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...
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?...
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...
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...
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...
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...



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