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Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Discovery Center features a new game in our AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory, plus a performance by the Colorado Springs Conservatory at 4:00 p.m., followed by a video produced by KCME-FM classical music and an appearance by KCME radio host Michael Campion.Crafts and activities on Saturday include driving rovers on "Mars," making and launching straw rockets,...
In 2006, Anousheh Ansari captured headlines as the first female private space explorer, the fourth private explorer to visit space and the first astronaut of Iranian descent. This week, Ansari visited the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs to unveil her portrait on display in the gallery, and to sign autographs for the public.She said she had always dreamed of going to space...
The Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs is featuring “Rocketry,” for its Summer of Discovery program July 22-26 and July 29-Aug. 2.“Rocketry” activities:Free surprise for the first 25 paid children admitted daily (age 4-17, includes Discovery Passport holders)Rocketry-themed crafts"Astronaut-Me" Photo Booth - get a personalized photo of yourself in a Space Shuttle or ISS...
On July 23, the Discovery Center will host a free evening presentation and book signing with veteran ABC News and 20/20 reporter Lynn Sherr, author of Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space. now a New York Times Best Seller. This definitive biography examines both the public and private life of Dr. Sally Ride, including exclusive insights from Ride's family and partner.Sherr has covered a...
Girls of all ages are invited to the Space Foundation's Girls’ STEM Day on July 23 at the Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. Free admission is provided for the first 50 girls admitted, thanks to a grant from The Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation.A variety of activities will be offered for girls of all ages on July 23 to spark their interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (...
Join us for more "Mars, Rovers & Robots," through Saturday, July 19, at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.Activities for Saturday, July 19, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Included in the price of daily admissionFREE Surprise for the first 100 paid children admitted on Saturday (age 4-17 only, includes Discovery Passport holders)Meet the Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion - 11:00...
Saturday, July 12, at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs features a special astronomy-themed SphereCast with 'Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'i on the Discovery Center’s Science On a Sphere® at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.The following activities are available on July 12, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., or at the times shown below: Free surprise for the first 100 paid children...
On July 11, the Space Foundation held a briefing in Washington, D.C., for Congressional staffers about recently declassified National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) programs which resulted in technologies and techniques being developed that were able to be applied and utilized in America's civilian space efforts.Main presenters were:Robert A. McDonald, Ph.D., Director, Center for the Study of...
Try your hand at maneuvering underwater robots, build a Mars habitat and see robotic demonstrations at the Discovery Center's "Mars, Rovers & Robots."Saturday’s activities on July 12 will also feature a special astronomy-themed SphereCast with 'Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'i on the Discovery Center’s Science On a Sphere® at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.Most of the activities for the first week below...
Dr. Devin J. Della-Rose, director of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Astronomical Research Group and Observatory, will discuss his work and research regarding exoplanet discoveries during a presentation at the Space Foundation's Summer of Discovery "Astronomy" program at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 27, at the Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs.According to Della-Rose, the search...



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