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Space Foundation Partners with Project PoSSUM to Provide Immersive Astronautics Education
The Space Foundation is partnering with Project PoSSUM to offer the PoSSUM Academy upper-atmospheric and astronautics education program in 2017. The program, designed by upper atmospheric scientists and former NASA astronaut instructors, is an immersive education program for high-school and undergraduate students. PoSSUM Academy students learn about upper-atmospheric science and astronautics as they prepare for simulated suborbital missions to study elusive 'space clouds' called noctilucent clouds. READ MORE »
Space Foundation Photos from the 67th International Astronautical Congress
The Space Foundation is continually expanding its global horizons, connecting with space leaders and customers from around the world at a varity of events, including the 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), held in Guadalajara, Mexico, Sept. 26-30. READ MORE »
Space Foundation STEM Activities Celebrate World Space Week
"Remote Sensing -- Enabling our Future" is the theme for World Space Week 2016, held annually October 4-10. The Space Foundation is a proud sponsor of World Space Week, and will offer activities celebrating achievements in space and in support of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). READ MORE »
Space in the Community Takes STEM Outreach to Guam
by Beth Schwartz, Space Foundation Space Education Specialist READ MORE »
Space on the Field, in the Air and on the Ground
John Madden, today a name most recognized with Madden NFL video games, was previously well-known for his football career -- playing, coaching and as a color commentator. READ MORE »
The View From Here The Importance of Space Through the Transition Second View Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Benefits Us All -- Thank You! Space Symposium Featured Speakers Announced for Space Foundation's 33rd Space Symposium Call for Tech Track Paper Abstracts READ MORE »
Successful Launch for Tiangong-2 Space Lab
Late in the evening of Sept. 15 in China, the uncrewed Tiangong-2 spacecraft headed into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert. READ MORE »
With the 2016 elections only a month away, a lot of time, energy and focus in Washington, D.C., space circles is on "the transition" -- the hand-off of the executive branch from the Obama administration to a new team, be it Democrat or Republican. Much of this focus will be on engineering the non-perturbation, to the extent possible, of current, funded and planned government space programs. READ MORE »
World Space Week 2016 DIY Activities
Declared in 1999 by the United Nations, World Space Week is celebrated internationally each year Oct. 4 through Oct. 10. World Space Week is one of the largest public space events on Earth, with more than 1,800 events in 73 countries celebrating the benefits and exploration of space, according to the World Space Week organization. The theme for the 2016 event is “Remote Sensing – Enabling Our Future.” READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 26, 2016) – With the changing of the leaves and children returning to school, new family-friendly programs are starting at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. Beginning this month, the Discovery Center is bringing families together for a new free evening event, the Family Star Party. Inspiring the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts with a fun, learning environment, the evening begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 28. All outdoor activities are free, and include the following: READ MORE »