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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 18, 2011) -- Students in PreK-12th grade are invited to enter the Space Foundation art contest, "Human Space Travel in the Year 2020." Grand prize and first place winners will be announced by former NASA astronaut Capt. Robert L. Curbeam, Jr., USN (Retired), at the 27th National Space Symposium, to be held April 11-14, 2011, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 17, 2011) -- Research analyst Mariel John is representing the Space Foundation at the International Space University (ISU) three-day symposium "The International Space Station: Maximizing the Return from Extended Operations." The three-day event being held at the ISU central campus in Strasbourg, France, ends today.John's presentation today is entitled "Political...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 2, 2011) -- Space policymakers and industry executives celebrated United States-Japan space cooperation at a reception Jan. 31 at the Washington, D.C., residence of the Ambassador of Japan to the United States, Ichiro Fujisaki. Sponsored by the Space Foundation, the Ambassador and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the event recognized the long and rich...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 24, 2011) -- The Space Foundation supports teachers and PreK-20 students with a comprehensive experiential, cross-curricular, standards-based curriculum that integrates science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) into all content areas. In that spirit, the Space Foundation is co-hosting "The Space Exploration Seminar" in cooperation with Colorado State...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 19, 2011) -- New to the National Space Symposium for 2011 is an art contest with the theme, "Human Space Travel in the Year 2020." Students in PreK-12th grade are invited to enter the contest, co-sponsored by ARES Corporation, Fisher Space Pen Co. and the Space Foundation.Grand prize and first place winners will be announced by former NASA astronaut CAPT...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 19, 2011) -- NASA has opened online voting for its Optimus Prime Spinoff Award student video contest. The public is invited to vote for its favorite videos, made by students in grades three through eight, developed to help educate America's youth about the benefits of NASA's technologies.A panel of NASA judges will select the winners in each of the two grade...
NORAD Tracks Santa, which is designated by the Space Foundation as a Certified Imagination ProductTM, logged a record number of phone calls and emails on Christmas Eve 2010.The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) runs the program, which for more than 50 years has tracked Santa and provided updates to children around the world. Certified Imagination Products, one of three Space...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 14, 2011) -- As part of the planned move to a new headquarters facility in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation has been designated as an El Paso County (Colo.) Enterprise Zone project. This means that contributions of $250 to $100,000 made to the Space Foundation are now eligible for a 25 percent Colorado state tax credit and that in-kind contributions up to $50,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 10, 2011) -- The Space Foundation is shocked and saddened by the events in Tucson this weekend and is hopeful that U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords will recover quickly and completely."Rep. Giffords is an extraordinary individual, an advocate for space and good friend of the Space Foundation," said Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham. "Our thoughts...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 7, 2011) -- Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham is named in the Colorado Springs Business Journal's 12 to Watch in 2011. The list was released this week.Puham is cited for his role in pulling "all the industry threads together to create a comprehensive picture of the future of the aerospace industry."  And, the listing cites the recent announcement...



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