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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 1, 2014) - Thanks to a grant from Lockheed Martin, more than 600 students at 19 Title 1 schools in Colorado will be able to visit the Space Foundation's Discovery Center in Colorado Springs this school year. Title 1 schools serve high concentrations of low-income, at-risk and under-represented families, and are schools that likely would not otherwise have the...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 17, 2014) - The Space Foundation will bring space down to Earth for a special day of winter-weather science for all ages at the Discovery Center on Saturday, Dec. 6.The following Star Days activities are included in the price of Discovery Center admission on Dec. 6, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Do hands-on Snow Science experiments with Cool Science®Special Science On a...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 12, 2014) - After a 10-year journey, Europe's Rosetta spacecraft made history today when its lander Philae successfully attached to its destination, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The European Space Agency (ESA) launched Rosetta aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle in March 2004 out of the space center in Kourou, French Guiana.While not the first spacecraft to visit a...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 20, 2014) - The Space Foundation Discovery Center is offering a special treat on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 -- two days of "Scary Space" with safe indoor trick-or-treating. Come dressed in costume and collect treats in our El Pomar Space Gallery while learning the science behind what's scary in space.As an extra treat for parents, discounted admission will be offered on both...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 13, 2014) - Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2015 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. Given annually by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 9, 2014) - The Space Foundation's 3rd Annual Space & Science Fiction Costume Ball will be enhanced for 2014, with games of skill, a "photo bar" and more prizes than ever.Plan now to attend this fantastic event at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, on Saturday, Oct. 25, 7:00-11:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit STEM...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 8, 2014) - A grant from Lockheed Martin Corporation for an education center at the Space Foundation World Headquarters and Discovery Center in Colorado Springs will directly benefit schoolchildren and educators, especially those at schools serving large concentrations of low-income and at-risk children.Lockheed Martin, a long-time champion of future innovators in...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 7, 2014) - Now is the best time to register for the 31st Space Symposium to take advantage of the lowest rate that will be offered for the premier space conference of 2015.The 31st Space Symposium will be held April 13-16, 2015, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and the Space Foundation is offering a Super Savings rate now on standard industry...
Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sept. 30, 2014) - On Friday, Oct. 10, the global celebration of World Space Week will conclude locally when more than 250 elementary and middle school students and educators fill the seats of the U.S. Air Force Academy's (USAFA) Fairchild Hall auditorium for presentations by former NASA Astronaut Leroy Chiao, Ph.D. Media may attend these presentations and arrange...
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...



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