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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 9, 2013) - The Space Foundation's Discovery Center will highlight its Science On a Sphere® during a week of "Weather Wonders," July 9-13. Colorado Springs meteorologists Matt Meister and Rachael Plath will use the Sphere to illustrate their weather presentations at the Discovery Center.Science On a Sphere is a projection system developed by the National Oceanic and...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 28, 2013) - The Space Foundation is bringing NASA's first major visiting exhibit to its Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The exhibit is called "Space Shuttle: Conquering Low Earth Orbit," and opens on July 5 with videos, displays and touchable hardware, plus a 13-foot tall, 1:15 scale Space Shuttle full stack model.Located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, the...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 26, 2013) - After a distinguished 27-year career with the Space Foundation, Charles P. "Chuck" Zimkas, Jr., President, will retire July 1. Zimkas has been president since 2012. He has played a key role in the continued success of the annual Space Symposium, and, in recent years, in the relocation of the Space Foundation to its world headquarters on Arrowswest Drive,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 24, 2013) - On Saturday, June 29, come to the Discovery Center and test drive a Chevy Volt or Nissan Leaf electric car for the Space Foundation Summer of Discovery event "Blue Plant, Green Living."In recognition of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, visitors will be invited to do the Space Foundation version of the Hill Climb by driving an electric car up a nearby hill, then...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 17, 2013) - It's astronauts week at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, the region's only space, science and technology attraction.The Discovery Center is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, and is located off Garden of the Gods Road at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo.During the "Summer of Discovery," each...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 14, 2013) - A Moon rock that was part of the largest sample brought back from the lunar surface by Apollo 15 astronauts is now on display at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, the region's only space, science and technology attraction.The rock weighs .2 pounds and was part of a larger piece weighing more than 21 pounds when it was collected by astronauts Col....
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 13, 2013) - Scott Carpenter is probably best known for his ride into outer space as a Mercury astronaut, not as an aquatic adventurer. But in 1965, Carpenter broke the record of human underwater habitation by spending 30 days in SEALAB II, an experimental underwater habitat developed by the United States Navy and used, among other purposes, to prove the ability of...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 31, 2013) - The public is invited to visit the new Space Foundation Discovery Center this summer for 10 weeks of educational space activities appropriate for all ages. Each week will focus on a specific theme, culminating with a full day of special activities each Saturday, included in the price of the Saturday admission.The Space Foundation Discovery Center, located...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 22, 2013) - The Space Foundation is now seeking nominations for induction into the prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame® in 2014. This international program honors innovations by organizations and individuals who transform space technology into commercial products that improve life on Earth.The deadline is Sept. 27, 2013, and anyone can submit a nomination of a...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 20, 2013) - Teachers face many challenges in developing lesson plans that engage students, meet standards, support classroom, school, district, state and national objectives and are fun and rewarding to deliver. The Space Foundation offers support by providing professional development to educators and pre-service teachers with programs that meet education standards by...


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