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Star Days Return to the Discovery Center with an International Space Station Celebration Sept. 5

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 31, 2015) – The Space Foundation Discovery Center will be spending Labor Day Saturday celebrating life aboard the International Space Station (ISS). With educational and interactive fun for all ages, this day has a little something for everyone.

Various interactions will be available throughout the day to give guests a sampling of what day-to-day life is like aboard the ISS. Guests will be able to use actual mission control software to locate the ISS, and use teamwork to assemble a device in the astronaut glove box. Listen to astronauts speak in the NASA video, “Benefits to Humanity: In Their Own Words.”

The following activities will be included in the cost of admission*:

  • Work like an astronaut in the glove box
  • Create a section of the ISS to take home
  • Watch NASA “Benefits to Humanity: In Their Own Words” videos starring ISS astronauts
  • Try our Space Walk Course
  • Track the ISS
  • Tour the ISS with Science On a Sphere®

*Activities subject to change without notice

The national traveling exhibit “Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids and Meteors” will be leaving Sept. 12 for its next destination, making this the perfect day to stop in and experience this hands-on exhibit.

“Star Days,” sponsored in part by Raytheon, are held one Saturday each month with a special space theme. These days are filled with extra activities appropriate for all ages.

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.