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09/29/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 29, 2009) -- The Space Foundation’s education outreach is taking its student astronaut program to the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy on Friday, Oct. 2. Former NASA astronaut and Colorado Springs resident James F. Reilly, II, Ph.D., will speak to the students about his experiences in space. "This is a rare opportunity for students to hear an astronaut share Space...
09/24/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 25, 2009) -- This week, the Space Foundation Discovery Institute at the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs conducted a workshop for about 15 Colorado Springs School District 11 teachers so they could become certified to borrow lunar and meteorite samples from NASA. Colorado Springs educators from the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy, Galileo School of...
09/22/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 22, 2009) -- Space News, the Space Foundation's exclusive media partner for the Strategic Space Symposium, is the only weekly publication fully dedicated to covering all aspects of the space industry - commercial, military and civil.Founded in 1989, Space News covers topics ranging from the latest trends in military space capabilities to breaking developments in...
09/17/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 18, 2009) -- The Space Foundation is playing a key role in the Colorado Springs' Pikes Peak Library District's All Pikes Peak Reads (APPR) program - including staging an educational model rocket demonstration this Sunday at the All Pikes Peak Reads Launch Party in Colorado Springs.APPR encourages diverse groups of all ages to read and discuss the same books and...
09/01/2009
In the early 1980s, the Space Foundation created a series of public service announcements (PSAs) to inform people about the many tangible benefits of NASA's space program. The television spots showed how the benefits reach all facets of everyday life, from advanced medical imaging to improved weather forecasting.The cast of supporters the Space Foundation found to appear in the short...
08/31/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 1, 2009) -- The festive Aug. 26 opening celebration for the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs featured special guest Virginia Swigert, sister of astronaut John L. "Jack" Swigert, for whom the school is named.Jack Swigert served on NASA's Apollo 7 and Apollo 13 missions and died from bone cancer in 1982 shortly after being elected to the U.S. House of...
08/25/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 25, 2009) -- Work continues at the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in preparation for a grand opening celebration tomorrow. Landscapers from The Broadmoor Hotel (pictured) planted trees and bushes on the campus at 4220 East Pikes Peak Ave.The school opened on Aug. 18 with nearly 600 students enrolled. District 11, the Space Foundation and community volunteers,...
08/21/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 21, 2009) -- The Space Foundation has loaned its authentic NASA spacesuit, nicknamed "George," to Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs. The Academy, which opened Aug. 18, is a partnership between the Space Foundation and Colorado Springs School District 11 (D11). George, who also serves as the Space Foundation's education "mascot," is shown here being...
08/12/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 12, 2009) -- The International Space University (ISU) has issued a call for papers for its upcoming symposium, The Public Face of Space, Feb. 16-18, 2010, in Strasbourg, France. The deadline for submitting a 300-word abstract is Oct. 2, 2009. For submission details, follow the link from ISU's home page at http://www.isunet.edu/. The Space Foundation is a supporting...
08/04/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 4, 2009) -- It all started with an e-mail. Liz Dalzell doesn’t remember the details, or how the e-mail found its way to her, but it led her to enroll in her first Space Foundation Space Discovery Institute rocketry class in 2007. She liked it so much she enrolled in more of the classes, which led to a master’s degree in Educational Leadership in Space Studies and a...

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