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Highlights of Past Events

06/21/2012
Teachers participating in this week's Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum professional development course, Meteorology and Space Weather, visited KRDO-TV, the southern Colorado ABC affiliate, yesterday to see how weather forecasts are incorporated into the evening news broadcast.The Space Foundation course helps teachers examine the different areas of meteorology and learn how to...
06/18/2012
Space Foundation Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight Dr. Leroy Chiao recently spoke to students at Barnard Elementary in Troy, Mich., about his experiences as a NASA astronaut. Principal Mary Haezebrouck wrote in a note of thanks to Chiao, "In my 35 years as an educator I have never attended an assembly that was the quality of the assembly you presented to our students. Not only did you share...
06/13/2012
The Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development course Biological and Physical Research: Long-Term Space Travel started this week at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs. The class included teachers not only from Colorado, but also from Arkansas, Illinois and Minnesota.Focusing on the effects of space travel on the human body, this course...
05/11/2012
During the Space Foundation's 28th National Space Symposium last month in Colorado Springs, Colo., Symposium Keynote Speaker Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson sat down with Rocky Mountain PBS for two different interviews for the program Colorado State of Mind.In one interview, the well-known astrophysicist, director of New York's Hayden Planetarium, bestselling author and one of the space industry's...
04/23/2012
Last week's 28th National Space Symposium and the companion Cyber 1.2 event, held April 16-19 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., was a big hit with attendees, exhibitors and the media. Highlights included:The largest number of exhibitors ever filling up both the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center and the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center Pavilion - more than 165 exhibitors,...
04/19/2012
Two extraordinary space-based innovations were recognized at the 28th National Space Symposium. Recognized first at the Space Technology Hall of Fame® Private Induction Ceremony, co-sponsored by CISCO Systems, and then at the Space Technology Hall of Fame® dinner, co-sponsored by SpaceX, were:Flexible aerogel insulating materialHigh-resolution optical sensing fire detection system...
04/19/2012
This April for the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, 69 Teacher Liaisons attended an all-day workshop, enhanced by presentations involving three Space Foundation Space Certification Program Partner companies and another organization that is exploring certification linkage with the Space Foundation. Space Certification Program Partners are those recognized by the Space...
04/19/2012
The Mega Minds - Leading Scientists Discuss the Future of Space Exploration panel brought together some of the brightest and most intriguing intellects in the science world to discuss science and space. Moderated by Dr. G. Scott Hubbard, professor of aeronautics and astronautics, Stanford University, the panel featured:Dr. Amy Mainzer, WISE deputy project scientist, Jet Propulsion...
04/19/2012
Each year, the Space Foundation invites our Teacher Liaisons to participate in a variety of activities at the annual National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. This year, Teacher Liaison involvement included invitation to attend the Opening Ceremony on April 16, an educator professional development workshop in April 17, a field trip for experienced Teacher Liaisons on April...
04/19/2012
Although the National Space Symposium isn't generally open to the public, a few lucky groups of young people do get the privilege of touring the exhibits each year.Two different types of tours for  8th through 12th graders were conducted in the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center and Pavilion this year: school tours for students of Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons and a ...

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