International Affairs

Discovery Center Celebrates International Space

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The Space Foundation Discovery Center dedicated its May Star Days event to the international space community, offering family-friendly activities for children and parents to do together.

“International Space” activities on May 2 sampled space agencies from around the globe, including a foreign language lesson, constructing spacecraft models and a simulation of moving and working in space.

  • 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
  • Learn the names of planets in other languages:
    • Spanish           
    • Chinese
    • French
    • Japanese
  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    • Flying Origami – Make an origami creation to fly in our wind tubes (pictured)

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the Pikes Peak region’s only space, science and technology attraction, and is located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive in Colorado Springs. 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.

This article is part of Space Watch: May 2015 (Volume: 14, Issue: 5).