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Buy Tickets Now for Space Foundation's 3rd Annual Space & Science Fiction Costume Ball

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 10, 2014) – If space fantasy and science fiction is your thing, the Space Foundation’s costume ball will make your Halloween complete. This is also a lot of fun for anyone who enjoys a great party.

The 3rd Annual Space & Science Fiction Costume Ball will be held at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, on Saturday, Oct. 25, 7:00-11:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit STEM education by providing scholarships for students and teachers to experience hands-on field trips to the Discovery Center.

The ticket price includes two tokens that can be used for drinks. Tokens may also be used to challenge yourself and your friends to a variety of fun games of skill, or to get some “shots” at the photo bar to capture your look.

Try your hand at our remote control rover race in our Mars Robotics Laboratory, the largest lab of its kind in the world. This is the lab we use to teach school children about robotics and to hone creative problem-solving skills. Prizes will be awarded for fastest times around our Mars obstacle course, and some of the evening’s prizes include a one-night stay at The Broadmoor and gift certificates to area restaurants and retail stores.

Additional tokens may be purchased onsite throughout the evening, with every token purchased giving another student the chance to take the field trip of a lifetime. The evening also features DJ dance music, great food, classic sci-fi films in our Area 51 and prizes awarded for best costume in a variety of categories. Meet NASA astronaut Col. Donald R. McMonagle, USAF, Ret., one of our “celebrity” costume judges.

Tickets are $50 per person at This is a 21-years-and-over event.

The Space Foundation is a nonprofit organization that depends on philanthropy to propel forward our focus on STEM education to inspire the next generation of engineers, chemists, scientists and technology professionals. Starting at just $500, sponsorship of the Costume Ball is a unique and fun way to promote and display your company’s name. See more about levels and benefits at

About Space Foundation Education Programs
The Space Foundation is helping to build the next generation of space leaders and improving the overall quality of education through teacher, student and community programs that use space themes to improve students’ interest and skills in space-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The Space Foundation offers educational programs at both our own facilities and at educational institutions around the world with the goal of improving the quality of education and to build a capable workforce for tomorrow. Learn more at

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, has a public Discovery Center including the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston, and conducts government affairs from its Washington, D.C., office. It annually publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.