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Government travel cuts affect hotel rooms

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The government’s ban on non-essential travel not only is harming international collaboration and local economies around the nation, many claim it’s hurting scientific progress as well. And it has led an unlikely group in Colorado Springs to pledge to work for a more diverse local economy. This time, it’s the Convention and Visitors Bureau.  … Continue Reading Government travel cuts affect hotel rooms

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Foundation launches into tourism

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Foundation launches into tourism

For the Space Foundation, it’s truly a summer of discovery. For the first time, the 30-year-old organization has the room to display decades’ worth of space memorabilia – models of the Mars rover, exhibits from NASA’s space shuttle program, the only moon rock in the state of Colorado. And staff members have combined it all… Continue Reading Foundation launches into tourism

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Space Foundation combines green energy, Hill Climb this weekend

This weekend, visitors to the Space Foundation can do their own version of the famed Pikes Peak Hill Climb – and they can learn more about environmentally friendly automobiles at the same time. Visitors to the Discovery Center, located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, can drive a Chevy Volt or Nissan Leaf electric car up a… Continue Reading Space Foundation combines green energy, Hill Climb this weekend

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‘The Science Guy’ wins Space Foundation award

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‘The Science Guy’ wins Space Foundation award

Bill Nye,  who inspired a new generation to understand and appreciate science, will receive the Space Foundation’s 2013 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award. Nye, who hosted his own television show “The Science Guy,” now leads The Planetary Society and was selected for the award for his ability to convey scientific concepts and make space… Continue Reading ‘The Science Guy’ wins Space Foundation award

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Budget-cuts on tap at Space Symposium

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Budget-cuts on tap at Space Symposium

A panel of space experts will will address one of the most pressing issues facing aerospace industry – sequestration and budget cuts. The panel, part of Space Foundation’s annual  symposium, will convene April 10 to discuss ways budget cuts will affect the space missions, industry and future expectations. The Space Symposium, held at The Broadmoor April… Continue Reading Budget-cuts on tap at Space Symposium

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NASA urged to return to its roots

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NASA urged to return to its roots

“The Earth is just too small and fragile a basket for the human race to keep all its eggs in.” — author Robert Heinlein. The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation agrees, and wants NASA to return to its exploration roots. The foundation issued a report in December that not only points out the problems that plague… Continue Reading NASA urged to return to its roots

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SmashMouth to perform at Space Symposium

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The Space Symposium will get off to a rockin’ start this year when Grammy nominated band SmashMouth will perform during its opening ceremony. Held annually at The Broadmoor, the Space Symposium is a gathering of international and national aerospace, government and aeronautical experts. The opening ceremony kicks off April 8 and lasts four days, typically… Continue Reading SmashMouth to perform at Space Symposium

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Space Foundation applauds changes to defense act

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Before the holiday break, the House of Representatives passed a bill that will change export regulations for defense and aerospace companies. “For years, we have watched the U.S. lose ground against global competitors because of the largely unintentional consequences of onerous regulations on space technology for export,” said Elliot Pulham, CEO of the Space Foundation.… Continue Reading Space Foundation applauds changes to defense act

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“In space, no one can hear you scream.” That was the tagline for the first of four Alien movies – a series of science fiction thrillers that catapulted actress Sigourney Weaver to international fame. And Weaver will be headlining a space program of a different sort next Spring. She is the featured speaker at the… Continue Reading Sigourney Weaver to headline technology dinner at symposium

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Snoopy, NASA featured at Pioneers Museum exhibit

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The Space Foundation is partnering with the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum to support a special traveling exhibit from the Charles M. Schulz Museum called “To the Moon: Snoopy soars with NASA.” The exhibit runs Nov. 17 through April 20, and examines the history of Apollo 10 and the role the gang from the Peanuts comic… Continue Reading Snoopy, NASA featured at Pioneers Museum exhibit

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