Space Foundation Announces Audience with an Astronaut, Free Virtual Educational Series

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Feb. 24, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced the virtual educational series Audience with an Astronaut will begin Monday, Feb. 28.

The six-part series, co-sponsored by the United States Air Force Academy Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Outreach Program, is free and open to anyone nationwide. The programming includes Q&A segments, audience engagement via polls and videos, and STEM hands-on activity lessons and features former NASA astronaut Lt. Col. Duane “Digger” Carey, USAF (Ret.). Among Digger’s accomplishments was piloting Space Shuttle Columbia on the STS-109 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope in 2002.

Series Details:

Date: Monday, Feb. 28, 10-11 a.m. MST
Topic: Tour of the Solar System
Grade Level: Elementary
Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7326216821037740811

Date: Monday, March 14, 10-11 a.m. MDT
Topic: Train Like an Astronaut
Grade Level: Elementary
Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3370831492250885135

Date: Monday, March 28, 10-11 a.m. MDT
Topic: Rocketry
Grade Level: Elementary
Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3098762837515857935

Date: Thursday, April 14, 10-11 a.m. MDT
Topic: Rocketry
Grade Level: Middle/High School
Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1488490675242566158

Date: Thursday, April 28, 10-11 a.m. MDT
Topic: Mars
Grade Level: Middle/High School
Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3025502377757152014

Date: Monday, May 9, 10-11 a.m. MDT
Topic: Engineering Design
Grade Level: Middle/High School
Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1450943452665652239

For details on the Audience with an Astronaut series, please visit www.discoverspace.org/education/audience-with-an-astronaut/.

About Center for Innovation and Education

Center for Innovation and Education, a division of Space Foundation, is a lifelong learning provider for the global space ecosystem that offers workforce development and economic opportunity for pre-K-12 and university students, teachers, entrepreneurs, businesses and space professionals. Programs and resources are delivered in person or virtually around the globe. Through its Workforce Development Roadmap of programs and resources, Center for Innovation and Education enhances the outlook and opportunities for careers, jobs and business ventures. To learn more about Center for Innovation and Education, please visit  www.spacefoundation.org/cie, and visit www.discoverspace.org to learn more about Space Foundation Discovery Center.

About Space Foundation

Space Foundation is a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, offering a gateway to information, education and collaboration for space exploration and space-to-Earth industries that define the global space ecosystem. Driven by a partnership model, Space Foundation operates three divisions that unite the entire spectrum of stakeholders — business, government, education and local communities — through support from corporate membership, sponsorship, fundraising and grants. Symposium 365 is the premier source for media and events, including Space Symposium and The Space Report. Center for Innovation and Education is a lifelong learning provider, and Global Alliance facilitates collaboration around the world. Visit Space Foundation at www.SpaceFoundation.org, and follow on LinkedIn, Facebook, InstagramTwitter and YouTube.

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Media Contact:

Zakary Watson
Sr. Manager, Media & Public Affairs
Space Foundation
(719) 362-8152
[email protected]