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Students from 19 Colorado Schools to Visit Space Foundation Discovery Center on Lockheed Martin ScholarTrips

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 1, 2014) - Thanks to a grant from Lockheed Martin, more than 600 students at 19 Title 1 schools in Colorado will be able to visit the Space Foundation's Discovery Center in Colorado Springs this school year. Title 1 schools serve high concentrations of low-income, at-risk and under-represented families, and are schools that likely would not otherwise have the resources available to give their students a unique educational experience at the Space Foundation Discovery Center.

The Lockheed Martin Discover ScholarTrips are part of a grant awarded to establish the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center at the Discovery Center, to be dedicated in 2015. Each ScholarTrip covers the admission fee, as well as a subsidy for bus transportation, one of the biggest obstacles teachers face -- funds to get their students out of the classroom to experience engaging field trips such as those to the Discovery Center.

The Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology center. It supports STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education through its Lockheed Martin Space Education Center featuring the AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory and Mars Robotics Laboratory, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and El Pomar Space Gallery.

After an application process, schools receiving a Lockheed Martin Discover ScholarTrip are:

  • Antonito Middle School and High School, 8th and 11th grades
  • Canon Exploratory School, 3-4th grades
  • Centennial Elementary School, 4-5th grades
  • Centennial Middle School, 7th grade
  • Connections Learning Center, 7-9th grades
  • Ellicott Elementary School, 5th grade
  • Global Village Academy, 4th grade
  • Idalia School, 6-8th grades
  • Jackson Elementary School, 4-5th grades
  • Kim High School, 9-12th grade
  • Las Animas Robotics Club, 10th grade
  • Mark Twain Elementary School, 4th grade
  • Midland International Elementary School, 4th grade
  • Primero High School, 7-8th grades
  • Rocky Ford Junior/Senior High School, 8-12th grades
  • Salida del Sol Academy, 3rd grade
  • Sproul Junior High, Space Class, 7-8th grades
  • StemLaunch, 8th grade

Each Discovery Center ScholarTrip course is calibrated for a specific grade-level standard, and may also be adapted for a range of grades. All courses meet Colorado State academic standards. Learn more about Space Foundation education programs at

The Discovery Center is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday. See more about hours, location and exhibits at

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.

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 El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. 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 CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.