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Today at the Space Foundation Discovery Center

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Don’t miss the final week of the Space Foundation’s 10-week Summer of Discovery. Come to the Discovery Center in Colorado Springs Aug. 6 – 10 for “A Taste of Space Technology” and find out how space has become an important part of our everyday lives.

The Space Foundation’s 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., Tuesdays through Saturdays. Located at 4425 Arrowswest Dr., the Discovery Center is just off of Garden of the Gods Rd., west of Centennial Blvd.

Daily admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 65+), $7 for college students with I.D., $3 for children ages 4-17. Children age three years and younger are admitted free. Admission is free with military I.D.

Audience with an Astronaut – Meet Dr. Leroy Chiao

  • Tuesday, Aug. 6 – 10:30 a.m./2:00 p.m./3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 7 – 10:30 a.m./2:00 p.m./3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 8 – 10:30 a.m./2:00 p.m./3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 9 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 10 – 10:30 a.m./12:00 p.m./2:00 p.m./3:30 p.m.

Former NASA astronaut and Space Foundation Special Advisor – Human Spaceflight Dr. Leroy Chiao will give presentations about his experiences as a Space Shuttle astronaut and as a resident of the International Space Station. Throughout the day and between presentations, he will be available to pose for photos and sign autographs.

Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 6 – 7, meet Lockheed Martin’s Sprockit the Robot
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Always popular with folks of any age, Sprockit is Lockheed Martin’s interactive robot that engages visitors in conversation on a variety of high-tech subjects.

Also at the Discovery Center this week, Aug. 6 – 10
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., included in the price of daily admission

  • Lego NXT Robotics 
  • Create an Alien / Design a Mission Patch
  • Moon Golf
  • Interactive space technology displays
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Science On a Sphere® 
  • Space artifacts, including a Moon rock and the “Launch to the Moon” exhibit

For details call 719.576.8000 or click here.

See more photos from Aug. 6 here.