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Learn the Benefits of Volunteering at the Space Foundation

As a nonprofit organization, we rely heavily on support from not only the aerospace community, but our local community as well. It is from our local community that we find many of our wonderful volunteers, who support the Space Foundation in many ways. One of our amazing volunteers is Jeff Gonyea. Jeff began volunteering with the…

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Volunteer Louis Ramon Receives Jacobs Community Care Award

During his nearly 50-year aerospace career, former NASA engineer Lou Ramon was involved in a number of U.S. human spaceflight programs, from Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle to the International Space Station. He is now a dedicated volunteer docent at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. Among the many highlights during his…

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Space Love at Its Finest

Who doesn’t love space? No one we know, and this month we are bringing out all our love of space at the Space Foundation Discovery Center. Wednesday, Feb. 1, Homeschool Days:  I ❤️ Space Hands-on science activities linked to learning about space travel and the universe. Saturday, Feb. 4, Star Days: I ❤️ Space Spend the…

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Space Foundation Donates More than 1000 lbs of Food to Local Food Bank

In December, the Space Foundation hosted two food drives supporting Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado. The first food drive encouraged visitors to the Discovery Center in Colorado Springs to bring in a nonperishable food item in exchange for $2 off admission. The second was a “friendly” in-office competition, which involved pitting department…

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New Gen Spotlight: Inside the Space Foundation

This series in Space Watch spotlights one New Generation participant and one New Gen mentor, providing insight into the success of these space professionals. The Space Foundation’s New Generation program was founded in 2008 as a forum to foster long-term peer relationships between young space professionals, aged 35 and younger, and top space leaders and mentors. To find…

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Team Building at the Discovery Center

In August, the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs welcomed participants from U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command G6 in Colorado Springs for a day of space-themed team building. The theme for the day was Mars. The group of 75 was divided into teams and worked together to complete a series of…

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Space Foundation Offers Free Family Star Party Astronomy Nights This Fall

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”      — Benjamin Franklin Beginning Sept. 28, the Space Foundation will offer a new, free, monthly program of special interest to families. At the end of each month, families and astronomy enthusiasts of all ages are invited to a free…

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Little Builders Exhibit Opens Sept. 24

Little Builders is the next traveling exhibit for young children that will be coming to the Space Foundation Discovery Center on Sept. 24. The exhibit is made possible through the generosity of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Little Builders helps young children, ages 2 through 7, learn and explore the concepts of construction,…

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Hear the Inside Story of the Apollo 11 Mission from Former NASA Engineer

Meet Lou Ramon at the Discovery Center July 16 During his nearly 50-year aerospace career, former NASA engineer Lou Ramon was involved in a number of U.S. human spaceflight programs, from Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle to the International Space Station. He is now a dedicated volunteer docent at the Space Foundation Discovery Center…

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New Corporate Giving Club Members Welcomed

by Kelly Shelton, Space Foundation Manager – Philanthropy The Space Foundation welcomes and thanks its newest member companies of the Corporate Giving Club. This annual program gives participating companies year-round marketing recognition along with some other great benefits.  The marketing benefits include social media recognition, inclusion in our enewsletter Space Watch, branding in our lobby and…

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