Be a Hero of Space During the Space Foundation’s Summer of Discovery

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The fourth annual Summer of Discovery program is in full swing at the Space Foundation Discovery Center. The summer has been broken into four themes all designed to celebrate the fields involved in space travel, Visionaries, Engineers, Scientists and Astronauts.

Last month we celebrated visionaries. Before there can be small steps and giant leaps there are visionaries formulating their big ideas and dreams. These visionaries have a special gift, creativity and ability to envision what can be and then the talent to inspire others to transform these ideas into reality. Visionaries are all around us – they are the scientists, engineers, artists, teachers, entrepreneurs and others, past, present and future, who have and will have big ideas help to inspire space exploration and technological advancement to benefit all of mankind. Visitors enjoyed guest presentations, the launching of straw rockets and many other interactive hands-on activities. This month, we celebrate scientists and engineers, and we’ll end the month with a Super Saturday dedicated to astronauts on August 6.

Scientists, June 25 – July 15 

Who, what, when, why, how? Scientists are the ultimate detectives in unraveling the mystery of the universe. Through observation, experimentation, exploration and research, scientists help us to better understand the world around us and space beyond. 

Engineers, July 16 – 29

Making the impossible possible, engineers transform the inspiration and concepts of visionaries and scientists into reality. The design of rockets, spacecraft, spacesuits and space technology all depended on the work of talented engineers. By solving problems, creating designs and providing support, engineers help make space exploration possible.

Astronauts, July 30 – August 6

Taking small steps that help us make the giant leaps in better understanding our world and universe, astronauts are in the forefront of space exploration. Drawn from many backgrounds and professions, these bold explorers help us to push the frontiers of science, engineering and exploration.

Be a Hero of Space with the Space Foundation this summer! The Premier Sponsor for Summer of Discovery is Raytheon, with co-sponsorship by Chick-fil-ADell, iHeart Radio and Orbital ATK.

While at the Discovery Center, be sure to visit the featured traveling exhibit for the summer — Super Kids Save the World, presented by Children’s Hospital Colorado and hosted locally by Pikes Peak Children’s Museum. This interactive exhibit is designed for children ages two through 10 years, and is based on the British children’s book, George Saves the World by Lunchtime written by Jo Readman and illustrated by Ley Honor Roberts. George Saves the World by Lunchtime features an ordinary family, who in the course of their day, save the world simply by making responsible choices, demonstrating how families can become eco-friendly superheroes in their own communities.

About the Discovery Center
Located only five minutes from Garden of the Gods Park at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region’s only space, science and technology attraction. The Discovery Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and is closed on major holidays. Military discounts are available with I.D. For admission fees and other Discovery Center information, click here, or call the Space Foundation at 719.576.8000.

This article is part of Space Watch: July 2016 (Volume: 15, Issue: 7).