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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 14, 2009) -- On Jan. 13, the Space Foundation hosted a meeting of the Space Foundation Correspondents Group (SFCG) featuring NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, Ph.D. During the breakfast Griffin addressed a variety of issues including the value of U.S. international cooperation in civil space to national security, the importance of investing in the superiority of...
There’s a good chance that your dentist is using water purification technology originally developed for NASA. DentaPure® uses Space Certified Technology Microbial Check Valve (MCV®) to clean water used in high-speed drills and other dental instruments.   Developed by Umpqua Research of Myrtle Creek, Ore., to support manned missions aboard the Space Shuttle and...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 17, 2008) -- The Space Foundation and the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF) are accepting applications for the 2009 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award until Jan. 16, 2009.The AMF, Space Foundation, and NASA, annually present the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award in a continuing effort to recognize outstanding contributions by K-12 educators and...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 18, 2008) -- "Space Camp for Teachers" is a feature video highlighting the Space Foundation's Space Discovery Institute courses in Charles County. In 2007, the Space Foundation began a partnership with the Charles County Public School system to make Space Discovery Institute classes available to their teachers. In 2008, the Space Foundation doubled the number of...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 5, 2008) -- The top leaders of United States Strategic Command will participate in Strategic Space and Defense 2008. Confirmed speakers include Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, USAF, commander, United States Strategic Command; Vice Adm. Carl V. Mauney, USN, deputy commander, United States Strategic Command; Maj. Gen. Carroll F. Pollett, USA, chief of staff, United States...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 30, 2008) --  On July 28, the Space Foundation, Lockheed Martin, and SpaceClass announced the launch of a strategic online education collaboration called Orion's Path.  Orion is one of NASA's Constellation Program vehicles that will carry astronauts to the International Space Station, the moon, and Mars. Orion's Path is an interactive, online, Web-based...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 23, 2008) -- Space Discovery Institute classes began this week in Charles County, Md. Working with the Charles County Board of Education, the Space Foundation is teaching courses on "Astronomy Principles for the Classroom," "Rocketry and the Biology of Living in Space," "Biological and Physical Research," and "Earth Systems Science" from July 21 - August 1. These...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 18, 2008) -- The Space Discovery Institute is going strong. Teachers from across the country have gathered in Colorado Springs to gain hands on lessons in space science to take back to their classrooms. Starting July 7, during “Astronomy Principles for the Classroom: Kinesthetic Astronomy”, educators studied the motions of the heavens, astronomical research tools,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 2, 2008) -- Last week’s Space Foundation Space Discovery Institute class “Biology and Physical Research” allowed educators to explore immunology, brain research, cardiovascular, and skeletal impacts by delving into the effects of space on the human body. Class activities included Barany “spatial disorientation” chair use, microgravity experiments, and specialized...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 25, 2008) -- Last week teachers from across the country gathered for the first week of the Space Discovery Institute courses, “Rocketry and the Biology of Living in Space: Living Aboard the International Space Station.” The course focused on topics including space law, history of space stations, and the complexities involved in building, maintaining, and living on...


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