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USAFA Cadets Pack Up the Big Red Dog at the Discovery Center
In January, the Space Foundation Discovery Center said good-bye to the first traveling exhibit made possible through its new partnership with Pikes Peak Children's Museum. Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog was an exhibit for very young children that supported literacy and socialization skills, and was extremely popular with preschoolers. READ MORE »
SpaceX Wins 2016 Space Achievement Award
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 1, 2016) - In December 2015, SpaceX, a known pioneer in the space industry, successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket. The Falcon 9 left Cape Canaveral in Florida, delivered 11 satellites to orbit and historically landed the first stage minutes later. For that achievement, the Space Foundation has selected SpaceX to receive one of its top honors, the 2016 Space Achievement Award. READ MORE »
Space Foundation Announces Sixth Annual International Student Art Contest Winners
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 26, 2016) – With the second largest participation of its six year history, the Space Foundation’s Sixth Annual International Student Art Contest has resulted in 25 winners from eight countries. There were a total of 3,883 entries from 40 countries and 38 U.S. states submitted for the 2016 contest. READ MORE »
Space Foundation Offers Tesla Destination Charging Station in Colorado Springs
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 25, 2016) - The Space Foundation has added Tesla Destination Charging to the parking lot of its World Headquarters and Discovery Center in Colorado Springs with the installation of two charging stations, available for free to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Destination charging adds nearly 60 miles of range to Tesla vehicles in an hour. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 20, 2016) - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is bringing the national award-winning educational programs MathAlive! and Engineering is Elementary® to Colorado Springs in January.     READ MORE »
Pluto New Horizons Exploration Team Earns 2016 John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration from Space Foundation
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 20, 2016) - A mission nearly 10 years in the making, New Horizons left Earth on Jan. 19, 2006. Speeding through the Solar System at more than 50,000 miles per hour, the spacecraft completed the first ever flyby of dwarf planet Pluto on July 14, 2015. READ MORE »
Register by Jan. 22 to Save $400 on Standard Industry Registration for 32nd Space Symposium
The Space Foundation's annual Space Symposium is the single most important global space conference for connecting government, military and industry decision makers. Register by Jan. 22 to take advantage of Super Savings of $400 on standard industry registration for the 32nd Space Symposium. Register now here. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 15, 2016) – The Space Foundation is dedicated to building the next generation of space leaders and improving students’ interest and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Two programs intended to spark that interest are Homeschool Days and Tesla’s Toolbox. READ MORE »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 11, 2016) – Young adults are invited to the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs on Friday, Jan. 15, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. for a new event - the 21+ Space Mixer. Themed monthly events, Space Mixers are adults-only evenings of space and science interactive learning and fun. The theme for this first mixer is "The Science of Extreme Sports."  Honor your New Year's resolution to get in shape and learn how science can help you meet your goals, while meeting new people. READ MORE »
The Space Foundation is convening a one-day classified conference in the metro Washington, D.C., area in February. The new Faga Forum on Space Intelligence will be held in Chantilly, Va., at Scitor Corporation, an SAIC company, on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The program will begin at 7:30 a.m., ending at 4:30 p.m., and followed by a networking reception. READ MORE »