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06/29/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 29, 2009) -- A dozen participants from 10 different countries, including the Space Foundation’s Vice President – Education Iain Probert, have completed the first stage of the International Space University’s new Executive MBA program, which merges the specificities of a traditional MBA with space applications. The 18-month program includes both distance learning and...
06/24/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 25, 2009) -- Teachers participating in the Space Foundation Space Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs, Colo., are learning about space science first-hand, including the effects of space travel on the human body.One exercise involves the Barany Chair, which simulates spatial disorientation by spinning the occupant. It was invented to train student pilots. The...
06/18/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 18, 2009) -- The Space Foundation and Colorado Springs School District 11 (D-11) signed the formal agreement on June 18 to create the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in the former Emerson Middle School in Colorado Springs. The new school will open this fall with a space-related curriculum designed to drive proficiency in science, technology, engineering,...
06/18/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 18, 2009) -- Teachers participating in this week's Space Foundation Space Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs, Colo., are learning how to teach a broad range of subjects using space-related curriculum. One of Wednesday's exercises challenged participants to create spacesuits suited for specific environments ranging from Mercury to Pluto to the moons of Saturn....
06/10/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 10, 2009) -- The Space Foundation and Colorado Springs School District 11 (D-11) will open the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy, named in honor of former astronaut and Colorado native John L. "Jack" Swigert, this fall in Colorado Springs. The school will have a space-related curriculum designed to drive proficiency in science, technology,...
06/08/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 8, 2009) -- The Space Foundation is now offerings more master’s degree programs through our partnership with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS). Four master’s degrees, tailored to educators who would like to pursue an advanced degree in a science-related field, are now being offered to elementary, middle, and high school teachers through the Space...
04/28/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 28, 2009) -- On Monday, April 27, the Space Foundation took one of its PreK- 2nd grade astronaut programs to two Colorado Springs schools, giving students the opportunity to meet former NASA astronaut and Colorado Springs resident Dr. Jim Reilly and to experience space science in action. More than 100 pre-school students at Preschool Partners and more than 200 K-2nd...
04/24/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 24, 2009) -- Students from the University of Hawaii at Hilo's space studies seminar program enjoyed a wide-ranging lecture and question-and-answer session about the global space industry April 23 with Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Holokauahi Pulham - himself a native of the "Big Island" of Hawai'i who attended UH Hilo as a college freshman.Linked...
08/17/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 18, 2008) -- "Space Camp for Teachers" is a feature video highlighting the Space Foundation's Space Discovery Institute courses in Charles County. In 2007, the Space Foundation began a partnership with the Charles County Public School system to make Space Discovery Institute classes available to their teachers. In 2008, the Space Foundation doubled the number of...
07/30/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 30, 2008) --  On July 28, the Space Foundation, Lockheed Martin, and SpaceClass announced the launch of a strategic online education collaboration called Orion's Path.  Orion is one of NASA's Constellation Program vehicles that will carry astronauts to the International Space Station, the moon, and Mars. Orion's Path is an interactive, online, Web-based...

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