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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 29, 2013) - Celebrate Colorado's statehood with "Colorado Days" at the Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, July 30 - Aug. 3. Festivities will include the opening on July 30 of a new space exhibit displaying satellite images of Earth, on loan from Colorado company DigitalGlobe.The Space Foundation's Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 23, 2013) - Weather satellites are an essential component of U.S. weather monitoring and forecasting, saving lives and generating billions of dollars in benefits for the nation every year. The Space Foundation released a white paper today that provides an overview of U.S. weather satellite systems and their benefits, as well as a list of recommendations to help...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 18, 2013) - Young women and girls who dream of a career in aerospace are encouraged to come to the Space Foundation Discovery center July 23-27 to meet and hear from women who have been leaders in spaceflight.The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology attraction, and is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 12, 2013) - It's been 44 years since Neil Armstrong made history by setting foot on lunar soil. To celebrate the anniversary of this event, the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs has created a special week of family-friendly activities called "One Giant Leap" July 16-20.The Discovery Center will feature special exhibits focused on the Apollo 11...
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....


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