First NASA Visiting Exhibit Opens for "Red, White and Blue" Week
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 28, 2013) - The Space Foundation is bringing NASA's first major visiting exhibit to its Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The exhibit is called "Space Shuttle: Conquering Low Earth Orbit," and opens on July 5 with videos, displays and touchable hardware, plus a 13-foot tall, 1:15 scale Space Shuttle full stack model.
Located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology attraction, and is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Leading up to the exhibit opening, Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham will share his insights regarding the future of space exploration, speaking on Tuesday, July 2, at 2:00 p.m. at the Discovery Center about "America's Changing Role in Space." His talk is included in the price of daily admission.
The Discovery Center will be closed on July 4, then reopens at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 5, with the grand opening of the NASA exhibit and a performance by Super Power Music Group.
Also on Friday, at 4:00 p.m. learn "The History and Importance of Air Force Space Command," as told by Gen. Howell Estes, III, and Gen. Lance Lord.
The "Red, White and Blue" celebration continues at the Discovery Center on Saturday, July 6, with special presentations:
2:30 p.m. - "Confessions of an Unflown Astronaut" by NASA astronaut Livingston Holder
5:30 p.m. - "The First Space Race" by authors Matt Bille and Erika Vadnais
About the Space Foundation Discovery Center
Daily admission to the Discovery Center is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 65+), $7 for college students with I.D., $3 for children ages 4-17. Children age three years and younger are admitted free.
Admission is free with military I.D., to those affected by Colorado wildfires and to first responders.
The Discovery Center is a collection point for Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. The public may bring food donations to the Discovery Center between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, and anyone bringing a donation receives a $2 off admission coupon.
Summer of Discovery co-sponsors are 501st Legion, Drive Sunshine Institute, ScienSonic and Wendy's. ATK and Snappy Print are printing co-sponsors.
Other Summer of Discovery themes at the Space Foundation Discovery Center are:
- "Weather Wonders" July 9-13
- "One Giant Leap" July 16-20
- "Women in Spaceflight" July 23-27
- "Colorado Days" July 30-Aug. 3
- "A Taste of Space Technology" Aug. 6-10
See more about the Discovery Center and detailed description of the space exhibits at www.spacefoundation.org/visit.
About the Space Foundation
The foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." The Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. The Space Foundation was founded in 1983 and is based in Colorado Springs, Colo. Its world headquarters features a public Discovery Center with two main areas - the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®. The Space Foundation also conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has a field office in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.