COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 12, 2014) - After a 10-year journey, Europe's Rosetta spacecraft made history today when its lander Philae successfully attached to its destination, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The European Space Agency (ESA) launched Rosetta aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle in March 2004 out of the space center in Kourou, French Guiana.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 13, 2014) - Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2015 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. Given annually by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation, the award recognizes contributors to technology in the education field in both formal and informal environments.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 8, 2014) - A grant from Lockheed Martin Corporation for an education center at the Space Foundation World Headquarters and Discovery Center in Colorado Springs will directly benefit schoolchildren and educators, especially those at schools serving large concentrations of low-income and at-risk children.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 7, 2014) - Now is the best time to register for the 31st Space Symposium to take advantage of the lowest rate that will be offered for the premier space conference of 2015. The 31st Space Symposium will be held April 13-16, 2015, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and the Space Foundation is offering a Super Savings rate now on standard industry registration at www.SpaceSymposium.org.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 21, 2014) – The Space Foundation is now accepting nominations for its highest honor, the annual General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. Honoring its late, long-time chairman, Gen. James E. Hill, USAF, Ret., the award recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions to humankind through exploration, development and use of space, or through use of space technology, information or resources in academic, cultural, industrial or other pursuits of broad benefit to humanity.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 17, 2014) — The Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs is featuring “Rocketry,” for its Summer of Discovery program July 22 - 26 and July 29 - Aug. 2. Special activities during “Rocketry” include a Girls’ STEM Day on July 23, with free admission for the first 50 girls, thanks to a grant from The Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 14, 2014) -- The Space Foundation is now seeking nominations for induction into the prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame® in 2015. This international program honors innovations by organizations and individuals who transform space technology into commercial products that improve life on Earth. The deadline is Friday, Aug. 22, and anyone can submit a nomination of a technology that was developed anywhere in the world for use in space and then modified or adopted for use on Earth.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 26, 2014) — During its Summer of Discovery the Space Foundation Discovery Center is presenting two weeks of activities and special events that focus on the theme of “Astronomy,” culminating with star gazing with the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society, starting at 8:00 p.m. on July 3. The star gazing and most other “Astronomy” activities at the Discovery Center are included in the price of admission.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 24, 2014) – The Space Foundation announces its newest Certified Space Technology™ Partner, Emisshield, Inc., and has certified its core technology, originally developed by NASA.
Colorado Springs, CO (June 20, 2014) - The Space Foundation today announced that the 30th Space Symposium, held May 19-22, 2014, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, set new records for participation -- cementing the event's place as both the largest annual gathering of the space community anywhere in the world, and the largest annual citywide convention in Colorado Springs.