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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 14, 2013) - The Space Foundation announces its newest Certified Space Technology™ Partner, PhiLumina, LLC, a company that specializes in imaging systems, software, services and solutions.PhiLumina, LLC Founder and CEO Mark Allen Lanoue was inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame® in 2005 for his hyperspectral imaging systems. The Space Foundation manages both...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  (Oct. 10, 2013) - It seems fitting that on the final day of the global celebration of World Space Week, the world says goodbye to NASA astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, who died in Denver today at the age of 88. Born in Boulder, Colo., in 1925, Carpenter was one of the original seven Mercury astronauts selected by NASA in 1959, the second American to orbit the Earth and...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 26, 2013) - 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, who have an interest in space, are invited to apply now to become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison. This prestigious program has...
Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sept. 23, 2013) - On Friday, Oct. 4, the global celebration of World Space Week will launch locally when more than 500 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. The Space Foundation is bringing Chiao to Colorado Springs...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 18, 2013) - Have fantastic, futuristic Halloween fun at the Space Foundation's 2nd Annual Space & Science Fiction Halloween Ball. This fundraising event will be held at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:00-11:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person advance, $30 at the door. Save money by reserving...
Sally Ride Science, with support from the Northrop Grumman Foundation, will deliver in-person training to educators at the Space Foundation in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Saturday, September 21.This professional development event -- called Igniting Student Interest in STEM -- will help improve how educators increase student engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 10, 2013) - Each year, the Space Foundation provides professional development for a qualified educator through the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship, established specifically for educators of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry, or who work with PreK-12 students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry.The scholarship covers tuition, fees, expenses and lodging for the...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 22, 2013) - Students from around the world, ages 3 to 18 years, are invited to enter the Space Foundation's fourth annual International Student Art Contest. Children may draw, paint or create a digital image of their own spaceship design for the contest theme "My Spaceship Looks Like..."The deadline to submit entries is Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, by noon Universal Time...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 15, 2013) - The Space Foundation is now accepting nominations for its highest honor, the annual 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,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 12, 2013) - Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2014 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, the...


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