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Michael Soluri
In this episode: We meet photographer Michael Soluri. Michael tells us how he got into photography, and working with NASA in particular. He explains the trust NASA and the individual astronauts put into him to tell their story through photographs.  READ MORE »
Teacher blowing bubbles photo
For the 13th summer, the Space Foundation is conducting teacher professional development for educators in Charles County (Md.) Public Schools. The week-long Space Across the Curriculum program is being held at the district’s James E. Richmond Science Center in Charles County and includes a public community night with featured speaker former NASA astronaut Duane “Digger” Carey. READ MORE »
Lou Ramon Zero G Simulator
No successful space mission is a single “Hail Mary” shot to a distant point. Developing the knowledge and technologies needed to operate in space is inherently iterative. While the “firsts” in NASA history—first orbit, first lunar landing, first space station and more—stand out as milestones in America’s space exploration, the gritty work of iterating to achieve those firsts is rarely a straight path. READ MORE »
Alex Wagner
In this episode, we meet Alex Wagner, the Aerospace Industries Association’s Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and the Senior Advisor to the President. Alex joined AIA after serving nearly seven years in the Department of Defense, most recently as Chief of Staff to the 22nd Secretary of the Army. READ MORE »
SAC teacher training
Today, 26 teachers from 16 U.S.states completed professional development training at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. All of the teachers received scholarships to attend, thanks to the generosity of two donors. During the four-day Space Across the Curriculum program, the teachers learned hands-on activities to use in their classrooms to reinforce learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). READ MORE »
Photo of Shelli Brunswick and Rigved Joshi
This week, the Space Foundation held another of its one-day space commerce workshops in Huntsville, Ala. READ MORE »
TripAdvisor Certificate
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 30, 2019) – The Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its ninth year, the achievement celebrates businesses that are consistently excellent -- having earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. READ MORE »
Bill Barry of NASA
In the latest episode of the Space4U podcast: READ MORE »
How the Space Shuttles Got Their Names
Columbia (OV-102) was named after a sailing frigate launched in 1836. It was one of the first Navy ships to circumnavigate the globe. The name also was used for the Apollo 11 command module that carried Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins on the first lunar landing flight in 1969. READ MORE »
Photo of Chris Kraft
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 23, 2019) -- Today, the Space Foundation commented on the passing of Christopher Columbus "Chris" Kraft, Jr., the first U.S. human space mission flight director, credited with establishing NASA's Mission Control operations. Space Foundation Board Chairman Gen. William Shelton, USAF, (Ret.) issued this statement: READ MORE »