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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 18, 2015) - Thanks to generous supporters in the Fairbanks community, the Space Foundation is bringing its education programs to Fairbanks, Alaska, this month. The program includes classroom sessions and assemblies at schools, teacher professional development, community events, receptions and media opportunities.Coordinated by Marci Ward, a third-grade teacher at...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 17, 2015) - On Dec. 5, 2014, the global space community watched as the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) was launched aboard a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center. After a two-orbit, four-hour flight that took it further from Earth than any other human-rated spacecraft since Apollo 17 in 1972, it returned safely to a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  (Feb. 9, 2015) - The Space Foundation has selected the U.S. Air Force-Boeing X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) Team to receive one of its top honors, the 2015 Space Achievement Award. The award will be presented on April 13 during the opening ceremony of the 31st Space Symposium at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman."The...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 4, 2015) - Since its inception in 2002, the Space Foundation's elite Teacher Liaison program has expanded worldwide, and with the addition of 34 educators for 2015, including 13 from India, has grown to 20 international representatives and 150 active participants.The 34 new Teacher Liaisons will serve as advocates for space-themed education, and will use Space...
Washington, D.C., (Feb. 2, 2015) - The Space Foundation today said it supports President Obama's FY2016 budget request for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). That request, released today, calls for a FY2016 top line budget of $18.5 billion for the nation's space agency -- a $519 million increase over what Congress approved for the current fiscal year."The President's...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 2, 2015) – The Space Foundation’s annual Space Symposium is the single most important global space conference for connecting government, military and industry decision makers.The 31st Space Symposium will be held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 13-16. The 2015 agenda includes two classified tracks -- Cyber 1.5 on Monday, and Wednesday’s Space...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 29, 2015) - The opening ceremony of the Space Foundation's 31st Space Symposium will begin with the presentation of its highest education award to one of the nation's most notable educators.June Scobee Rodgers, Ph.D., Founding Chairman for the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, has been selected by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 28, 2015) - The Space Foundation is offering an expanded version of its Technical Track program for the 31st Space Symposium, with 46 presentations on April 13 and 14. The 31st Space Symposium will be held April 13 - 16 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and is expected to attract thousands of participants from the global space community.Tech Track...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 27, 2015) - During 2014, the remarkable success of the Rosetta Comet Mission, led by the European Space Agency (ESA), fascinated followers around the world. In recognition of this astonishing accomplishment, the Space Foundation will present the Rosetta Comet Exploration Team with the 2015 John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration. "The 2015 Swigert...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 26, 2015) -- On Saturday, Feb. 7, the Discovery Center's Star Days theme will be "I Love Space," with hands-on activities for all ages, exploring the things we love about space - chemistry, Newton's laws of motion, phases of the Moon, plus a thermal camera demo.The following activities are included in the price of Discovery Center admission on Feb. 7, from 10:00 a.m...



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