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The Space Foundation sends its best wishes to Scott Kelly as he begins his history-making year in space. Kelly set off for the International Space Station (ISS) today aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, along with cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko (pictured with Kelly), who also plans a year in space, and Gennady Padalka, who will spend six months on the ISS.At 51, Kelly plans 342 days in space, to...
For 2015, the Space Foundation's 31st Space Symposium will offer more international and government participation, and more opportunities to conduct business than ever before.The 31st Space Symposium will be held April 13-16, 2015, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA. This international space conference annually attracts thousands of space professionals and decision makers.On Tuesday...
Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham was a featured speaker today at the 18th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference, being held Feb. 4 and 5 at the National Housing Center, in Washington, D.C. The conference focuses on U.S. commercial launch activities, commercial human spaceflight, commercial crew and commercial spaceports.In his comments, Pulham estimated that...
The Space Foundation is currently offering the lowest rate that will be available for standard industry registration for its 31st Space Symposium, to be held April 13-16, 2015, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA. The Super Savings rate on standard industry registration is available until Jan. 16 at international space conference annually attracts...
Celebrate today's Orion EFT-1 launch at the Discovery Center, with free admisison from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. The flight is the first of a new U.S.-built human rated space launch system since 1981, and the first time that a spacecraft built for humans has left low Earth orbit since 1972.Discovery Center activites on Dec. 5 include:8:30 - 10:00 a.m., the Discovery Center will be open FREE to the public...
Thanks to leadership roles by Space Foundation Corporate Members Lockheed Martin Corporation and United Launch Alliance (ULA), Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4, at Kennedy Space Center. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) will launch aboard a Delta IV Heavy rocket.The flight is the first of a new U.S.-built human rated space launch system since 1981, and...
The Space Foundation has extended the deadline to Dec. 1, 2014, for its Technical Track paper abstracts. Tech Track presentations will be part of the Spce Foundation's 31st Space Symposium, to be held April 13-16, 2015, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA.The Tech Track sessions will offer registrants an opportunity to hear from some of the government and industry leaders in space...
In November, 47 homeschool students attended the Space Foundation Discovery Center's first Homeschool Day, where activites included a basic engineering lesson with the design, construction and testing of simple aerodynamic landers (pictured top) and a session in Science On a Sphere® (pictured below).Homeschool Day at the Discovery Center uses hands-on science activities to reinforce learning...
The Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs now offers the region's only STEM-focused preschool story program. Space Story Time is held each Thursday, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., at the Discovery Center and is appropriate for children ages 3-5 years.This week's Space Story Time on Nov. 13 will feature a book by former NASA Astronaut Mark Kelly, Moustronaut Goes to Mars. The story...
The Space Foundation is partnering with the German and European Space Agencies to host a public event at the Discovery Center for the Rosetta mission's landing attempt on Nov. 12. The public is invited to Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, Nov. 12, to learn about the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission and monitor the Nov. 12 landing attempt.The Discovery...



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