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Out-of-This-World Halloween Party Supports STEM Education

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 9, 2014) – The Space Foundation’s 3rd Annual Space & Science Fiction Costume Ball will be enhanced for 2014, with games of skill, a “photo bar” and more prizes than ever.

Plan now to attend this fantastic event 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.

What’s new this year?

  • Two fully-stocked bars for faster service
  • Flashing drink cups for sale 
  • Games of skill for prizes
  • “Photo bar” shots to capture your look
  • Coat check to stow your stuff

The evening also features DJ dance music, classic sci-fi films and prizes awarded for best costume in a variety of categories. The ticket price of $50 per person includes food and two tokens that can be used for drinks or to challenge yourself and your friends to a variety of games of skill. Get tickets now at

Galactic Dance Off
Our Costume Ball will give you a chance to “shake your booty” for some cool prizes in the Kinect Star Wars: Galactic Dance Off. Dance along with characters of the Star Wars Universe; the better you dance with them the higher your score. Try as many times as you like to beat your competitors and dance your way up the leader board. At the end of the night, we’ll tally the points and award prizes to the best dancers in the Galaxy.

Red Planet Races
Our Mars Robotics Laboratory will feature a different game of skill during the Costume Ball — try your hand at our remote control rover race. Prizes will be awarded for fastest times around the obstacle course on the surface of our Mars terrain.

Additional tokens may be purchased onsite throughout the evening, with every token purchased giving another student the chance to take a field trip of a lifetime to the Space Foundation Discovery Center.

Lots of prizes will be awarded for the games and costume contest, including a one-night stay at The Broadmoor and gift certificates to area restaurants and shops, including Bristol Brewing Company, Natural Epicurian at The Broadmoor, The Famous Steak House and What’s In Store.

Buy tickets now for the 3rd Annual Space & Science Fiction Costume Ball at This is a 21-years-and-over event.

Please note that the Discovery Center will be closed to the public during the day on Friday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 25, to prepare for the Costume Ball. The Discovery Center will reopen to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 10:00 a.m.

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 our Discovery Center 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 FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch. 

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