COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 1, 2015) -- The Space Foundation is now accepting nominations for its highest award, the 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. (June 23, 2015) -- The Space Foundation announces the addition of a new Special Advisor to its leadership team. R. Dan Jones is now Space Foundation Special Advisor - Latin American Affairs. Jones will take an active role in outreach to Latin American space programs and their involvement in the Space Foundation's annual Space Symposium, held each spring in Colorado Springs., Colo.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 22, 2015) -- The Space Foundation is now seeking nominations for induction into the prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame® in 2016. This international program honors innovations by organizations and individuals who transform space technology into commercial products that improve life on Earth. The deadline is Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, and anyone may 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 15, 2015) – Heatsheets®, the flagship brand of Advanced Flexible Materials and leading manufacturer of reflective insulation fabrics, has announced its sponsorship of the Space Foundation’s Summer of Discovery as a technology co-sponsor. The Space Foundation’s Summer of Discovery theme at its Discovery Center in Colorado Springs is “Take a Space-cation,” featuring different themes throughout the summer and offering hands-on activities for space fans of all ages.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 10, 2015) - The Air Force Association (AFA) will use its StellarXplorers group and opportunities at the 31st Space Symposium to inspire Colorado students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). On the morning of Wednesday, April 15, five teams of high school students will gather at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs to tackle a problem of orbital design using Systems Tool Kit (STK), in its AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 6, 2015) - As part of its 31st Space Symposium, the Space Foundation is bringing NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr., to Harrison High School in Colorado Springs to deliver an inspirational talk to more than 500 middle and high school students selected to attend his presentation. Bolden will be in Colorado Springs to participate in the Space Foundation's 31st Space Symposium, to be held at The Broadmoor, April 13-16.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 25, 2015) - There are many benefits to becoming a Discovery Center Passport member, including special event discounts. Tickets for Space Foundation Yuri's Night on April 12 are now available to Discovery Center Passport members for the discounted price of $17.50 per person, compared with $27.50 advance non-member tickets, or $35.00 non-member tickets at the door.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 12, 2015) - The 31st Space Symposium will have more international participation than ever, including more than 150 exhibits of the world's latest space technology, products and services. The Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center is sold out for 2015, with more than 30 first-time exhibitors and more than a dozen countries represented, including: Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, Turkey, the UK and U.S.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 11, 2015) - NASA and its industry partners today conducted a successful test firing of the new, five-segment solid rocket booster for the Space Launch System (SLS), the new U.S. launch system that will take astronauts beyond low Earth orbit. During the test, in Promontory, Utah, the new rocket booster generated full thrust for two minutes, creating a 5,000 degree fahrenheit plume, simulating and testing the rocket's performance, paving the way for future flights of the SLS system.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 10, 2015) - The last discount that will be offered on standard industry registration for the Space Foundation's 31st Space Symposium is available now until March 20, 2015. The 31st Space Symposium will be held April 13-16, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and is expected to attract space leaders from more than 25 countries, representing all sectors of the global space community.