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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 1, 2016) - In December 2015, SpaceX, a known pioneer in the space industry, successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket. The Falcon 9 left Cape Canaveral in Florida, delivered 11 satellites to orbit and historically landed the first stage minutes later. For that achievement, the Space Foundation has selected SpaceX to receive one of its top honors, the...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 26, 2016) – With the second largest participation of its six year history, the Space Foundation’s Sixth Annual International Student Art Contest has resulted in 25 winners from eight countries. There were a total of 3,883 entries from 40 countries and 38 U.S. states submitted for the 2016 contest. Students from around the globe, ages 3 through 18, were invited to...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 25, 2016) - The Space Foundation has added Tesla Destination Charging to the parking lot of its World Headquarters and Discovery Center in Colorado Springs with the installation of two charging stations, available for free to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Destination charging adds nearly 60 miles of range to Tesla vehicles in an hour. Nearly all of...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 20, 2016) - A mission nearly 10 years in the making, New Horizons left Earth on Jan. 19, 2006. Speeding through the Solar System at more than 50,000 miles per hour, the spacecraft completed the first ever flyby of dwarf planet Pluto on July 14, 2015. On the three billion mile journey, New Horizons came within 1.4 million miles of Jupiter, crossed the orbits of Saturn...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 20, 2016) - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is bringing the national award-winning educational programs MathAlive! and Engineering is Elementary® to Colorado Springs in January.    "Raytheon is working to build the future by inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers," said Todd Probert, vice president of Mission Support and Modernization...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 15, 2016) – The Space Foundation is dedicated to building the next generation of space leaders and improving students’ interest and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Two programs intended to spark that interest are Homeschool Days and Tesla’s Toolbox.Homeschool DaysHomeschool Days at the Discovery Center are held twice a month...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 11, 2016) – Young adults are invited to the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs on Friday, Jan. 15, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. for a new event - the 21+ Space Mixer. Themed monthly events, Space Mixers are adults-only evenings of space and science interactive learning and fun.The theme for this first mixer is "The Science of Extreme Sports." ...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 4, 2016) – The Earth is quaking while the ground is shaking and the Space Foundation Discovery Center is at the heart of the excitement. New programs, exhibits and events are all headed for the Discovery Center in 2016.The quaking begins on Jan. 9 with Star Days: “Earth – Plate Tectonics.” Sponsored in part by Raytheon, Star Days are special Saturdays, once a month,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 23, 2015) – Two days worth of fun and learning come together on one day, Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.With the movie release of the year upon us, the Discovery Center wants to make sure space enthusiasts all over Colorado are amped up for this special event by celebrating the force. Our Star Days theme, “A Far...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 20, 2015) – Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2016 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,...



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