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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 21, 2016) - The public is invited to a new black-tie event celebrating all aspects of Colorado's contributions in space. The first Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame Gala will be held Friday, Oct. 7, at Mile High Station in Denver. The gala will benefit science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in Colorado, and will honor the first inductees into...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 15, 2016) -- The Space Foundation is partnering with Project PoSSUM to offer the PoSSUM Academy upper-atmospheric and astronautics education program in 2017. The program, designed by upper atmospheric scientists and former NASA astronaut instructors, is an immersive education program for high-school and undergraduate students. PoSSUM Academy students learn about...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 12, 2016) - Each spring, the Space Foundation holds a special luncheon during the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs to confer its highest honor, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award.Only a few weeks remain to submit a nomination for the person to be honored in 2017. Nominations must be received by Sept. 30, 2016, and the award will be...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 7, 2016) - The Space Foundation is announcing a Call for Abstracts for the Technical Track presentations to be delivered on April 3, 2017, as part of the 33rd Space Symposium. Tech Track sessions offer registrants an opportunity to hear from government and industry leaders in space technology development, and to learn about recent advances from presenters in a...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 24, 2016) - The Space Foundation and Lockheed Martin invite Colorado news media and the public to take a trip to Mars on the first virtual reality vehicle designed to inspire the next generation of students to study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Lockheed Martin is bringing its Generation Beyond Mars Experience Bus to the Space Foundation Discovery...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 18, 2016) – The Space Foundation is seeking talented, creative student artists from around the world, ages 3 to 18 years, to enter its seventh annual International Student Art Contest. Children may draw, paint or create a digital mixed media image for the 2017 contest theme "Space Through My Eyes..."The deadline to submit entries is noon universal time (12:00...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 8, 2016) - The Space Foundation announced today the first honorees to be inducted into the Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame. Those to be honored for their contributions to the development and success of Colorado's space economy, are:General James V. Hartinger, USAF (Ret.), for his work as Commander in Chief, North American Air Defense Command, Commander in Chief,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 3, 2016) - The Space Foundation today voiced its strong support for two important commercial space regulatory milestones:On July 29, the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Commercial Space Transportation (OCST) issued a license to Virgin Galactic for its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane, enabling the company to resume flight tests, from Mojave Air &...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 1, 2016) - During the past school year, the Space Foundation served more than 15,000 students and teachers with standards-based, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs. A quarter of these students were low-income and under-represented, and were able to come on field trips to the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 28, 2016) – Taking the small steps that help us make giant leaps, astronauts are on the frontline of space exploration. Drawn from many backgrounds and professions, these bold explorers help us push the frontiers of science, engineering and the future of humanity. This summer, the Space Foundation Discovery Center has been celebrating the Heroes of Space,...



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