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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 18, 2010) -- The last day of the Space Foundation's Space Across the Curriculum rocketry class began with an outdoor launch of chemical rockets. It was a breezy morning in Colorado Springs, so Friday's launch included an additional lesson on the effects of wind. With a view overlooking Garden of the Gods, the 13 teachers in the professional development...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 17, 2010) -- During a week of full-day, graduate level studies, 13 teachers from four states are designing and launching rockets in the Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development class, "Rocketry: The Future of Human Space Exploration." The lessons include a variety of rockets and both indoor and outdoor...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 15, 2010) -- Thirteen teachers from four states are spending this week in the classroom as students learning rocketry lessons to take back to their classes in the fall. "Rocketry: The Future of Human Space Exploration," is a Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development program held at the Space Foundation Discovery...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 9, 2010) -- On June 5, Space Foundation directors Guion S. Bluford, Jr., Ph.D., and Kathryn Thornton, Ph.D., along with Capt. Kenneth D. Bowersox, USN (Retired), and Capt. Frank L. Culbertson, Jr., USN (Retired), were inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® at a ceremony at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.Located in Titusville, Fla., the U.S....
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 7, 2010) -- Space Foundation Senior Vice President Steve Eisenhart spent the past week in China participating in a number of significant space events. While in Beijing, he participated in the Global Lunar Conference sponsored by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and the Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA).The conference featured a series of plenary...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 4, 2010) -- The Space Foundation congratulates SpaceX on today's successful test launch of the Falcon 9 rocket."This is an amazing accomplishment that signals a new era in space transportation," said Space Foundation Chief Executive Office Elliot Pulham. "We have long predicted that commercial space flight would take off; it is certainly exciting to watch SpaceX as...
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...



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