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Space Foundation COO Shelli Brunswick: “Here Are Five Things That Should Be Done to Improve the U.S. Educational System”

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An Interview With Penny Bauder. This story originally appeared on Authority Magazine I had the pleasure of interviewing Shelli Brunswick. Shelli is chief operating officer (COO) and executive leader for Space Education and Space Commerce initiatives at the Space Foundation. A visionary for lifelong learning from K-20 through career entry to exit, Brunswick joined the…

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Shelli Brunswick: The Ever-Expanding Opportunities of Space

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*This piece originally appeared on The Inc. Tank On this edition of The Inc. Tank, Shelli Brunswick, COO of the Space Foundation, talks about how the growing space industry is creating wide-ranging opportunities for entrepreneurs. Christina: Hello, I’m Christina Elson. And on this edition of “The Inc. Tank,” I’ll speak with Shelli Brunswick of the…

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How the Space Shuttles Got Their Names

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Columbia (OV-102) was named after a sailing frigate launched in 1836. It was one of the first Navy ships to circumnavigate the globe. The name also was used for the Apollo 11 command module that carried Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins on the first lunar landing flight in 1969. Challenger (OV-099) was named after…

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Scenes from the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow

The weekend of Sept. 23 and 24, the Space Foundation participated in Colorado’s Pikes Peak Regional Airshow, offering hands-on STEM activities for children at its booth in the KidZone. The activities were designed by the Space Foundation education team to introduce children of all ages and skill levels to basic concepts of science, technology, engineering…

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World Space Week 2017

In 1999, the United Nations declared that October 4 through 10 of each year would be known as World Space Week, a time “to celebrate at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.” Since then, World Space Week has grown into the largest public space…

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An Inspiring Gift

You never know who you’ll meet at the Space Foundation’s annual Space Symposium, or where that new contact will lead. For Kelly Shelton, Space Foundation Manger – Philanthropy, a conversation at the 33rd Space Symposium this past April led to the donation of an art collection. At the Symposium, Kelly met engineer Cory Jenkins whose…

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Celebrate the Great American Eclipse!

Why is everyone making such a big deal about the “Great American Eclipse of 2017?” In short, because it is a big deal. While a total solar eclipse occurs roughly every 18 months, the majority of our planet is made up of large bodies of water, and these other eclipses are usually only viewable from…

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Celebrate the Great American Eclipse!

Why is everyone making such a big deal about the “Great American Eclipse of 2017?” In short, because it is a big deal. While a total solar eclipse occurs roughly every 18 months, the majority of our planet is made up of large bodies of water, and these other eclipses are usually only viewable from…

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It's Not Too Late to Give Your Child an Explore Space Experience this Summer

There are still some openings in the Space Foundation’s summer Explore Space Experience program. Four week-long sessions are offered June 12 – July 20 for children ages nine through 14. Your future explorers will enjoy a variety of hands-on, immersive activities and experiences based on space and science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM). The…

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Space Foundation Discovery Center Prepares for Summer Space Gardening

Visit the Discovery Center as we launch our 2017 Summer of Discovery, ideal for all ages, June 3 – Aug. 12. This year we will be exploring what it takes to grow food in space. Beginning Saturday, June 3, the Space Foundation Discovery Center will kick off SPACE GARDENING: Our Future Food Source. The Launch…

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