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Educators: Apply by Jan. 10 for the 2020 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 16, 2019) – Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2020 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. Given annually by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) ,and the Space Foundation,…

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Kevin Orangers Named Executive Director of Space Foundation Discovery Center

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 14, 2019) – The Space Foundation announced today that Kevin Orangers is the new Executive Director of the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, the region’s only space science center. In announcing the new addition to the Space Foundation’s leadership team, CEO Tom Zelibor shared, “Kevin brings enormous creative vision,…

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Space Foundation Comments on Death of Alexei Leonov, First Human to Walk in Space

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 11, 2019) – The Space Foundation extends its deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and countrymen of Russian cosmonaut and spacewalking pioneer Alexei Leonov, who died today at the age of 85 in Moscow. Leonov became the first human to walk in space on March 18, 1965, just weeks before NASA astronaut…

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Register Now for Youngstown Space Commerce Business Growth Workshop

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 10, 2019) – The Space Foundation, in partnership with Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) and Youngstown State University, is offering the Youngstown, Ohio, business community a rare opportunity to participate in an inexpensive training workshop focusing on emerging business opportunities in the rapidly growing space-based technology markets. This one-day workshop will provide…

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Peanuts and Space Foundation Offer Free STEM Lesson Plans

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 10, 2019) – The Space Foundation of Colorado Springs has collaborated with Peanuts to provide free Snoopy-themed lesson plans to improve students’ skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The new lesson plans coincide with the release of two Peanuts books from Simon & Schuster, Shoot for the Moon, Snoopy!…

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Submit Abstracts Now for 36th Space Symposium Tech Track

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 2, 2019) – The Space Foundation is now accepting abstracts for its Tech Track session during the 36th Space Symposium, March 30 – April 2, 2020. Authors may submit abstracts for consideration using the following link until November 15, 2019: www.spacesymposium.org/tech-track. All abstracts and final papers must cover, or be related…

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Space Foundation Brings Space Commerce Workshop to Youngstown

• Program highlights business opportunities in the space-based technology markets • Advance registration required COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 2, 2019) – The Space Foundation, in partnership with Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) and Youngstown State University, is hosting a one-day workshop to address the most common challenges companies face in growing their space-based technology businesses. This event…

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Free Admission to the Space Foundation Discovery Center this Saturday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 30, 2019) — Each year, from Oct. 4–10, space enthusiasts from around the globe gather to celebrate World Space Week. Now in its 19th year, the occasion is celebrated internationally to draw attention to the benefits of space exploration and honor the contributions it has made to our lives on Earth.…

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Apply Now to Become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison

• Deadline to apply is Sept. 30. • Connect with other educators who use space curriculum in the classroom. • Open to teachers, school administrators, curriculum developers, and more. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.(Aug. 29, 2019) — Do you have what it takes to be a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison? Begun in 2004, this prestigious, internationally recognized…

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Student Artists from around the Globe are Invited to Participate in the Space Foundation’s 10th Annual International Student Art Contest

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 20, 2019) – The Space Foundation is now accepting entries for its 10th Annual International Student Art Contest. Student artists ages 3 to 18 years old are invited to enter the 2020 contest by submitting their original artwork. Children may draw, paint or create a mixed media or digital work of…

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