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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 1, 2010) -- Kathy Thornton, Ph.D., a mission specialist during the first three-person spacewalk flight and a current member of the Space Foundation Board of Directors, and Guy Bluford Jr., Ph.D., the first African- American to fly in space and a Life Director of the Space Foundation, are among four former NASA astronauts being inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 24, 2010) -- Space Foundation education programs focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), helping to address serious gaps in U.S. science and math education and proficiency. Those efforts received a boost recently through a new partnership with Colorado State University - Pueblo.CSU - Pueblo Colorado State University - Pueblo and the Space...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 19, 2010) -- Sixth grade students at the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs are taking a hands-on approach to math by creating a half-scale outline of the International Space Station (ISS) on their school softball field. The 250 sixth grade math students are studying scale in class and calculated the dimensions needed to create a half-sized outline...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 14, 2010) -- A delegation of Space Foundation employees witnessed the May 14 launch of NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis as it headed for the International Space Station (ISS) on its final mission."I am speechless," said Media Specialist Carol Hively, upon watching her first launch. It was "absolutely amazing," according to Special Assistant Programs & Policy Kaye...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 5, 2010) -- A series of photo galleries now posted on the National Space Symposium website capture the highlights of this year's premier gathering of the global space community. From the drama of the opening ceremony to the excitement of Leonard Nimoy's comments at the closing Space Technology Hall of Fame® Dinner, the best of the...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 28, 2010) -- The ongoing relationship between the Space Foundation and the Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) was cemented during the 26th National Space Symposium with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU), establishing a "mutually beneficial relationship" between the two organizations.The MOU signing resulted from nearly a year of interaction...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 21, 2010) -- The 26th National Space Symposium, held last week at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., broke all attendance records - and, according to the buzz from attendees, was a success on all levels.The SES WORLD SKIES, USG Exhibit Center, which filled two massive halls, sold out months in advance. Both of the new events - Cyber 1.0 and the New...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.(Apr. 15, 2010) -- "It's not what I've done; it's what we gotta do."That was how former Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle Astronaut Captain John W. Young, USN (Retired), framed his brief, but powerful acceptance speech today when he was awarded the Space Foundation's highest honor - the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award.Young called for the...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 13, 2010) -- Last Night's Opening Ceremony for the 26th National Space Symposium was a celebration of the factors that make space such an exciting and challenging industry.During the event, three of five prestigious awards being conferred at the Symposium were presented to honor education, exploration, and innovation:Allen V. Robnett, a science teacher at Gallatin...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 9, 2010) -- The biggest, boldest, and best National Space Symposium starts Monday at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, and because there are new events and programs this year, here are some reminders.Cyber 1.0 Cyber 1.0 on Monday, April 12, starts with a networking breakfast at 7:45 a.m., with opening remarks beginning at 8:45 a.m. The event is the Rocky...


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