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What's Happening at the Discovery Center in March
Raytheon's MathAlive! Exhibit at Discovery Center is Free to Military Families Through April 30  READ MORE »
What’s New for New Gen? An Update on New Generation Initiatives at the 32nd Space Symposium
by Bernadette Maisel and Jillianne Pierce, Space Foundation New Generation Program Leads READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 29, 2016) - The opening ceremony of Space Foundation's annual Space Symposium is known for its dynamic performances and presentation of awards celebrating the global space community's most outstanding accomplishments. The 32nd Space Symposium opening ceremony on April 11 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, will feature a performance by the band Tower of Power and presentation of these awards: READ MORE »
Medtronic LaRC-SI and Radar Technologies International WATEX are the 2016 Space Technology Hall of Fame Inductees
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 25, 2016) - The Space Foundation's 32nd Space Symposium will culminate on April 14 with ceremonies celebrating the induction into the Space Technology Hall of Fame® of two innovations developed for space that now improve life on Earth. The 2016 inductees are: READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 18, 2016) - Andy Weir's debut novel The Martian captivated readers when it was first published as a blog in 2011. Weir's fictional story of NASA astronaut Mark Watney's struggle to survive on Mars attracted the interest of a broad population, well beyond the ranks of space fans. Enthusiasm for the story propelled the book to The New York Times Best Seller list in 2014, and to a major film adaptation in 2015, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 16, 2016) - The Space Foundation has created a new summer program at its Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, specifically for youngsters ages nine through 12 years. Explore Space Experience is designed and led by certified master teachers to offer a variety of hands-on, immersive activities and experiences based on space and science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 9, 2016) – The Space Foundation is taking its Space in the Community STEM education program to St. Vrain Valley Schools in February. Former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao, Ph.D., will share his experiences in space with students at several St. Vrain Valley Schools in Erie and Longmont, Colo., and will also join a panel discussion for a free public presentation and Star Party on Feb. 17 at Erie High School. READ MORE »
Math, Love and Rovers – Only at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, February 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 5, 2016) – February is going to be an exciting month at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, filled with math, love and rovers. Fun and interactive activities and meet ups designed for all ages will bring together the Colorado Springs community this month.  READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 4, 2016) - The Space Foundation has selected 27 outstanding educators for its Flight 13-16 of Teacher Liaisons, including nine educators from India. This expands the international reach of this elite program, and brings the total number of international Teacher Liaisons to 29. READ MORE »
 Faga Forum on Space Intelligence to be Held Feb. 10
Engage with government and industry decision makers, versed in national security space and intelligence issues to discuss current challenges, opportunities and solutions at the Space Foundation's Faga Forum on Space Intelligence. This new classified event will be held in Chantilly, Va., at Scitor Corporation, an SAIC company, on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., followed by a networking reception.Speakers include: READ MORE »