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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 29, 2014) - The Space Foundation is bringing former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao, Ph.D., to the Discovery Center on Thursday, Oct. 9, to share his experiences as a Space Shuttle astronaut and resident of the International Space Station (ISS). The public will have two opportunities to meet Chiao for autographs and photos for this World Space Week event on Oct. 9:2:00...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 16, 2014) - The Space Foundation today called NASA's selection of The Boeing Company and SpaceX to build commercial crew transportation systems for low Earth orbit "an important step forward in restoring human space flight capabilities to the United States.""By continuing to pursue a path of Orion and Space Launch System (SLS) for deep space missions and commercial...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 16, 2014) - If space and teaching are your passions, the Space Foundation can connect you with other like-minded educators around the globe to share ideas for bringing space themes into the classroom.Educators from anywhere in the world are invited to apply now to become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison. This prestigious program has 200 active participants, and...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 15, 2014) - Thanks to a generous grant from Northrop Grumman Corporation, the Space Foundation is offering 10 scholarships to select schools for a field trip to its Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the Pikes Peak region's space, science and technology attraction and features the Northrop Grumman Science Center.A full...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 10, 2014) - If space fantasy and science fiction is your thing, the Space Foundation's costume ball will make your Halloween complete. This is also a lot of fun for anyone who enjoys a great party.The 3rd Annual Space & Science Fiction Costume Ball will be held at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, on Saturday, Oct....
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 9, 2014) - The Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship is given annually by the Space Foundation to provide professional development for a qualified educator of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry, or who works with PreK-12 students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry.The scholarship provides a unique opportunity for the recipient to travel to Colorado Springs, Colo.,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 4, 2014) - The public is invited to visit the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs on Saturday, Sept. 6, for a special day of "Exploring Mars," part of its monthly "Star Days" series.Drive a rover on our simulated Martian terrain, play Minecraft Mission To Mars in our AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory and watch a special Science On a Sphere®...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 14, 2014) – Students from around the world, ages 3 to 18 years, are invited to enter the Space Foundation’s fifth annual International Student Art Contest. Children may draw, paint or create a digital image of their idea of the view looking into space from a spaceship for the contest theme “The View From My Spaceship.”The deadline to submit entries is Friday,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 12, 2014) - DigitalGlobe Inc. is poised to launch WorldView-3, the most sophisticated civilian imaging satellite ever. DigitalGlobe and its manufacturing partner, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., are both based in Longmont, Colo.The Atlas V rocket, made by Centennial Colorado-based United Launch Alliance, is scheduled to carry the three-ton, 19-foot-tall...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 31, 2014) — The final two weeks of Summer of Discovery at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs is dedicated to space technology and how it improves our lives. Learn the connection between space and beer. Find out how farmers use satellites to plant crops. See examples of certified space technologies, developed for use in space, but adapted...



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