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ScienSonic Laboratories is Newest Space Foundation Certified Space Imagination Partner

08/27/2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 27, 2012) -- The Space Foundation welcomes ScienSonic Laboratories as its newest Certified Imagination Partner. The Space Foundation grants Certified Imagination Product status through its Space CertificationTM program to products and services that increase interest in and excitement for space and inspire new generations to take an active interest in space.

"Whether we realize it or not, we are all influenced and motivated by music. Our own Space Foundation team has been enjoying ScienSonic creations, which influence and motivate in a very positive way," said Space Foundation Director -- Space Awareness Programs Kevin Cook.

"I feel that we've found the ideal partner in the Space Foundation," said Scott Robinson, head of sonic research for ScienSonic Laboratories. "They do very important work, and I give them a lot of credit for putting a value on imagination and creativity, in addition to the hard science. After all, Einstein said that imagination is more important than knowledge."

About ScienSonic Laboratories 
ScienSonic Laboratories, LLC, is more than a record label and recording facility; it is more accurately a resource for the adventurous listener. Through its CD and LP releases, the creative listener can discover unique "Worlds of Tomorrow Through Sound," such as a trio of bass saxophones, vintage electronics played through rotating speakers, bass marimba duets, a miniature symphony for contrabass sax and seven-foot banjo and a solo multi-instrumental performance based on doctoral work in chaos theory. Musicians who have recorded for ScienSonic include some of the most original and distinctive in creative music today: Marshall Allen, Kevin Norton, Vinny Golia, Henry Grimes, Julian Thayer, J.D. Parran, Pat O'Leary, Warren Smith, Frank Kimbrough, Emil Viklicky and Scott Robinson.

ScienSonic's first two releases, Live at Space Farms and Nucleus, deal with space-related and scientific themes through creative music, and feature vintage cover art  by noted science fiction artist Richard Powers.

ScienSonic Laboratories music is recorded under union contract with the American Federation of Musicians and its CDs are manufactured in the U.S. In keeping with its expansive mission, a percentage of each album sold will be donated to the Space Foundation for the advancement of space exploration.

See more about ScienSonic at www.sciensonic.net.

About Space Certification
Products and services that display the Space Certification™ seal are guaranteed to have stemmed from or been dramatically improved by technologies originally developed for space exploration or to have significant impact in teaching people about the value of space utilization. Developed and administered by the Space Foundation, the world's foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry, the Space Certification program serves three purposes:

  • Providing a unique marketing edge for Space Certification partners
  • Demonstrating to the public how space technologies now improve life on Earth
  • Making space knowledge more interesting and accessible to everyone

There are three classifications of Space Foundation Certified Products:

  • Certified Technology Products - Products or services that directly result from space technology or space program development or advances in space technology
  • Certified Educational Products - Products used in educational environments to stimulate interest in and knowledge about space
  • Certified Imagination Products - Entertainment products, games or toys that increase interest in and excitement for space and inspire new generations to take an active interest in space

Space Certification products and services have been scrutinized by the Space Foundation, which works closely with NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and other organizations engaged in space research and development to identify and validate that they are eligible for and deserving of recognition.

A global, nonprofit organization, the sponsoring Space Foundation is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom, major space industry events and space research studies, analyses and publications, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Through Space Certification and the Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation has an office in Washington, D.C., and a field office in Houston, Texas.

For more about Space Certification, go to www.spacefoundation.org/space-certification; for more information on the Space Foundation, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org.

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