Space Foundation Supports "Holiday Mail for Heroes Program"

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During November, the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs supported the “Holiday Mail for Heroes Program” by providing visitors with materials for creating greeting cards and then forwarding them to the program’s distribution point.

Since 2006, the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes have distributed more than 6.5 million holiday cards for members of the U.S. Armed Forces separated from their families during the holiday season.

About the Space Foundation Discovery Center
The Discovery Center, which houses the Northrop Grumman Science Center and the El Pomar Space Gallery, is the site of Science On a Sphere® and Sphere-based education courses.

The El Pomar Space Gallery displays a sampling of the Space Foundation’s extensive space artifacts collection, and one of its most popular features is the Arts Space, a crafts table with activities and art projects for children of all ages.

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. Tuesday through Saturday, at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs.

Daily admission fees are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 65+), $7 for college students with I.D., $3 for children ages 4-17. Military fees are $4.50 for adults with I.D., and $1.50 for children ages 4-17. Children age three years and younger are admitted free. Please note, the Discovery Center will close for the holidays Dec. 14; reopening Thursday, Jan. 2.

Learn more about the Discovery Center at For group visit information call 719.576.8000.

Pictured: Homeschool students from southeastern Colorado make greeting cards at the Discovery Center for service members and veterans who will be separated from their families this holiday season. The cards will be distributed through the “Holiday Mail for Heroes Program.”

This article is part of Space Watch: December 2013 (Volume: 12, Issue: 12).