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Join the Space Foundation Discovery Center for a Day of International Space on May 2

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 17, 2015) – The Space Foundation Discovery Center is dedicating the next monthly Star Days event to the international space community. Fun and learning come together with hands-on activities appropriate for all ages.

The Space Foundation Discovery Center Star Days celebrates “International Space,” on May 2 and will feature various activities and demonstrations from space agencies around the globe, including a foreign language lesson. Children and adults alike will have the opportunity to see what it is like moving and working in space and construct spacecraft models.

The following activities* are included in the price of Discovery Center admission on May 2, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.:

  • Canadian Space Agency (CSA) 
    • Moving and Working in Space Challenge
  • European Space Agency (ESA)
    • Build Your Own Rosetta Model
    • Watch Rosetta / Philae Video Shorts
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) 
    • Learn a Bollywood-style Space Dance
  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    • Flying Origami - Make an origami creation to fly in our wind tubes (pictured)
  • Learn the names of planets in other languages:
    • Spanish
    • Chinese
    • French
    • Japanese

*Please note: activities and presenters are subject to change without notice

About the Space Foundation Discovery Center

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology attraction, and is located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive in Colorado Springs, just off of Garden of the Gods Road. Current school year hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Summer hours begin June 1 - Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Discovery Center daily admission fees are $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors (age 65+), $7.50 for college students with I.D., $4.50 for children ages 4-17. Children age three years and younger are admitted free. Military rates are $5.00 for adults with I.D., and $4.00 for military children ages 4-17 with I.D. Military includes active duty, guard, reserve or retiree with I.D.

The Discovery Center is closed during holiday breaks and extreme weather. For more information, please visit, or call the Space Foundation at 719.576.8000.

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.