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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,...
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...
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 The Space Foundation is a supporting...
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...
Eagle Shield High Performance Radiant Barrier Reflective Insulation Cuts Energy CostsLong-time Space Certification Program partner Eagle Shield Industries has begun marketing its patented High Performance Radiant Barrier Reflective InsulationTM.This new product blocks radiant heat transfer across open spaces to dramatically reduce the amount of heat buildings lose in the winter and...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 31, 2009) -- The Strategic Space Symposium, set for 2-4 Nov., 2009, in Omaha, Neb., will offer space and defense professionals an unparalleled opportunity for education, interactive discussion, and exposure to the latest space operations technologies. Co-sponsored by the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and the Space Foundation, the event is expected to...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 28, 2009) -- Dr. Peter Wegner, director of the Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., addressed an audience of 62 government and industry leaders and Congressional members and their staffs at a Space Power Lecture Breakfast today in Washington, D.C.The breakfast was jointly sponsored by the Space Foundation and the National...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 24, 2009) -- The Space Foundation’s Space Discovery Institute classes wrapped up this week in Colorado Springs with a last day rocket launch at Manitou Springs High School. The rocketry class spent the week studying aerodynamics and design and then applying what they learned to building model rockets. On Thursday they launched water rockets made from 2-liter soda...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 21, 2009) -- Three Space Foundation Space Discovery Institute classes paused briefly yesterday to celebrate the accomplishments of the Apollo 11 mission, which put the first man on the Moon 40 years ago yesterday. The events were part of the Space Foundation's recognition of the historic event, which also included posting of more than 200 recollections of the Moon...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 17, 2009) -- PHOTO BY CARRIE RUSSELLSpace “is the bedrock of America’s economic and strategic power,” but the U.S. government needs to improve the acquisition of space systems in order to maximize the benefits of space investment.This was part of the feedback Space Foundation Board member Patti Grace Smith gave to the House Committee on Science and Technology's...



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