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04/11/2013
One of the most intriguing panel discussions at the 29th National Space Symposium was conducted by members of the Inspiration Mars Foundation, discussing plans for a manned Mars mission in 2018. Comments included responses to questions from the audience. Key issues addressed included building a robust life support system for the mission and creating a feasible launch and landing...
04/10/2013
The 36 winners of the 2013 Space Foundation International Student Art Contest were invited to attend the Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium on April 10. Young artists from 12 countries were selected for the top slots from among more than 4,700 entries representing 45 countries, including 38 U.S. states and territories - the largest response since the contest began three...
04/10/2013
The Space Symposium's Exhibit Center is an effective arena for motivating young people to pursue careers in that require science, technology, enigeering and mathmatics (STEM) proficiency.This year, almost 280 middle school and high school students and their chaperones toured the Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center and Pavilion, where they saw an amazing array of technologies and...
04/10/2013
NASA astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Sally K. Ride, Ph.D., both of whom died in 2012, were honored April 10 at the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award luncheon, co-sponsored by The Boeing Company. This is the first time the award has been presented posthumously.The General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Space Foundation. It...
04/10/2013
Wednesday morning at the 29th National Space Symposium began with a panel that looked at the current status of education, reprising a theme from the 27th National Space Symposium in 2011. Entitle, America's Education Crisis: Rising Above the Gathering Storm Revisited, the panel was moderated by Craig R. Barrett, Ph.D., retired chief executive officer &...
04/08/2013
The 29th National Space Symposium was launched Monday night with a rousing performance by the band, Smash Mouth (pictured bottom center), and presentation of four of the Space Foundation's top awards. Co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman, the upbeat event focused heavily on the importance of inspiring children, supporting education and aspiring to greater heights. The event opened with remarks from...
03/15/2013
Families who live in the Colorado Springs area, and who share an interest in space, can take advantage of some local opportunities to learn more about the history of human spaceflight.The Space Foundation will offer free a rocketry activity for children of all ages at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Space Saturday on March 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event stems from a partnership...
02/27/2013
Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham heavily cited the Space Foundation's recent publication, PIONEERING: Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Space, when he testified before the Subcommittee on Space today in Washington, D.C.The Subcommittee, which is part of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, held the hearing to review The Space Leadership Preservation Act of...
02/11/2013
The Space Foundation's New Horizons education program kicked off today in Fairbanks, Alaska, with visits to Two Rivers Elementary School and Weller Elementary School and a news feature on local televevision station KTVF Channel 11.The program, which is being presented by Space Foundation team members Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight and former NASA Astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao, Space...
12/02/2012
The Space Foundation's inaugural float in the Dec. 1 Colorado Springs Festival of Lights Parade was a big hit with the holiday crowd - estimated to be more than 50,000 people - and was named winner of the "Rudolph Award, Best Lighting on a Float" by parade organizers.The float design gave a unique twist to the parade's theme of "Home for the Holidays." It featured children surrounding a...

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