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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 25, 2010) -- It is estimated that nearly 200,000 people crowded The National Mall in Washington, D.C., this past weekend to attend the first USA Science & Engineering Festival. The Space Foundation was there, giving students of all grade levels and their parents the experience of training like astronauts. Using gloveboxes similar to the ones used in space...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 15, 2010) -- Tracking how the upcoming elections could affect space policy is a daunting task. To help companies and individuals keep track of potential impact on committees and positions in Congress that oversee space policy, the Space Foundation has prepared a document that lists all the U.S. House and Senate members running for reelection who sit on committees...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 14, 2010) -- NASA's Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission, which was honored earlier this year by the Space Foundation with the John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration, has won Popular Mechanics' 2010 Breakthrough Award for innovation in science and technology.The Swigert Award is given annually to an individual or...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 8, 2010) -- NASA has launched a video contest for students, grades 3-8, that raises awareness of how NASA technologies contribute to our everyday lives. The awards will be presented next April during the Space Foundation's 27th National Space Symposium at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. Colo. The contest has also been granted Certified Space Education...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 6, 2010) -- Randy Kimble, Ph.D., who was inducted into the Space Foundation's Space Technology Hall of Fame® in 1997, is among three employees of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center who have been honored with the 2010 Robert H. Goddard Award for Science.About Kimble Kimble, who now works on the James Webb Telescope as Integration and Test Project Scientist, was...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 1, 2010) -- The Space Foundation will use fun space projects to spark the interest of students in elementary through high school at STEMapalooza in Denver, Oct. 8 and 9. The University of Colorado Denver presents STEMapalooza annually, bringing together more than 10,000 students, families, educators, corporations and policy-makers to the Colorado Convention Center...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 28, 2010) -- October 8 - is the deadline to submit papers for the International Space University (ISU) 15th Annual International Symposium, which will be held Feb. 15-17, 2011, in Strasbourg, France. The topic is the extension of the International Space Station (ISS).October 31 - is the deadline to submit nominations for three prestigious Space Foundation awards:The...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 27, 2010) -- Harris Corporation celebrated National Aerospace Week (Sept. 12-18) by providing two employees who volunteered their time to work with 180 eighth grade students at Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs. The students spent part of one day in the AGI Space Missions Simulator at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute and the next day...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 23, 2010) -- Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2011 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award.Given annually by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation, the...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 22, 2010) -- October 8 is the deadline to submit papers for the International Space University (ISU) 15th Annual International Symposium, which will be held Feb. 15-17, 2011, in Strasbourg, France. The topic is the extension of the International Space Station (ISS). ISU will notify authors of selected papers by Nov. 3, 2010.The symposium is an...



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