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09/12/2012
The Space Foundation is supporting the future of space with programs at the 13th annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference this week in Maui, Hawai'i. Involvement includes presentation of a space technology panel on the main agenda, education programs for teachers and students, a reception for young space professionals and co-sponsorship of a special space...
08/03/2012
Colorado Springs, Colo. (Aug. 3, 2012) - The Space Foundation issued a comment on NASA's announcement that it has agreements with three private spaceflight companies for new commercial spaceships to launch American astronauts into space."The Space Foundation is pleased that the U.S. is moving to the next phase in regaining human spaceflight capability," said Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham. "...
05/25/2012
Space Foundation Corporate Member SpaceX celebrated two historic successes this week with Tuesday's launch of its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Friday's docking of the Dragon spacecraft at the International Space Station (ISS).The ISS Expedition 31 crew successfully captured the SpaceX Dragon capsule with the station's robotic arm at 9:56 a.m. EDT on May 25. The feat...
05/04/2012
Join the Space Foundation on Tuesday evening, May 8, for the Water Filtration Design Challenge, a fun and educational exercise for children and adults that includes creating a water filtration system based on processes used aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The event, which will be held at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute at 105 Coleridge Ave. in Colorado Springs from 6:...
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
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
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
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 ...
04/19/2012
The 28th National Space Symposium put the spotlight on the Colorado space industry with a special luncheon, co-sponsored by the Space Foundation, the Colorado Space Business Roundtable, the Colorado Space Coalition and the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, that featured remarks from The Honorable John W. Hickenlooper, governor of the State of Colorado, and Dr. George C....

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