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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,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 13, 2016) - The Space Foundation's by-invitation Space Technology & Investment Forum will offer a unique opportunity to meet with some of the most innovative, insightful and visionary professionals from the entrepreneurial and investment sectors of space and technology. Hear and learn from more than 50 speakers in an exclusive environment. Attendees will gain...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 12, 2016) – From solving problems, designing rockets and spacesuits, to providing critical mission control support, space travel would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of engineers.This summer, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is celebrating the Heroes of Space, Visionaries, Scientists, Engineers and Astronauts, each with its own two-...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 29, 2016) - The Space Foundation has promoted Bryan J. DeBates to Vice President - Education, from his previous position as Senior Director - Education, effective July 1. In this position, DeBates will administer the development and implementation of the Space Foundation's education programs that support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 27, 2016) - The Space Foundation is now accepting nominations for its highest award, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. Honoring its late, long-time chairman, Gen. James E. Hill, USAF (Ret.), the award recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions to humankind through exploration,...



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