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Special Events, Speakers and Sun Gazing at Space Foundation Discovery Center Saturday

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 15, 2015) – Robots, sun spots and a former NASA astronaut, these are just a few of the events planned for the Space Foundation Discovery Center “Super Saturday” event July 18. This Space-cation is themed, “Exploring our Universe” and the day will be overflowing with interactive educational fun for all ages. The day will also feature a special of buy one child’s admission, get one child’s admission for free.

Heatsheets® space blankets will be available to the early arriving guest, while supplies last. Former NASA astronaut, Dr. Leroy Chiao will be presenting Audience with an Astronaut™ twice during the day, and the new film, Journey to Space will be played throughout the day. Guests will also enjoy hands-on activites in the Mars Robotics Laboratory and by creating their own spray paint art, a favorite of all ages. Plan your space-cation now to be sure to get the most from this out-of-the-world day.

Special presentations by:

  • Former NASA astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao
    • 11:00 a.m.
    • 2:00 p.m.
  • Cool Science®
  • St. Mary’s Academy – SMAbotics_AG Team
  • Journey to Space
    • 11:00 a.m. – noon 
    • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Additional fee activities on July 18 include:

  • Minecraft® in our AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory

Session 1: 11:00 a.m. – noon

Session 2: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

($5 additional fee, seating limits apply, appropriate for ages 8 and up)

  • Drive a Robotic Mars Rover

Sessions on the hour, starting at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m.

($5 additional fee, appropriate for ages 5 and up with adult participation)

  • Create your own Spray Paint Space Art

11:00 a.m. – noon

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

($5 additional fee, appropriate for ages 5 and up with adult supervision)

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. For admission fees and other information, 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, Google+, Flickr and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.