Join Space Foundation Discovery Center Feb. 26 for John Glenn Celebration

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Feb. 25, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that its Space Foundation Discovery Center will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of John Glenn’s Orbital Flight this Saturday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with a special activity at 11 a.m. The event will provide a family-friendly way to honor John Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit Earth. In four hours and 55 minutes, Glenn circled the globe three times in the space capsule Friendship 7.

Event: 60th Anniversary of John Glenn’s Orbital Flight

Date: Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with a special activity at 11 a.m.

Venue: Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs

Admission: Admission plus $5 materials fee

Special Activities

  • Make and bake John Glenn’s favorite chocolate cake — limited to 20 seats
  • Presentation about John Glenn in Science On a Sphere® theater

About Space Foundation Discovery Center

Space Foundation Discovery Center is an interactive space museum and science center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is a hands-on, education-focused destination that advances awareness, access and training in space exploration and space-to-Earth industries for students, teachers, families and space enthusiasts. Partnerships with government and commercial enterprises support exhibits like the El Pomar Space Gallery; Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring Science On a Sphere®; and Lockheed Martin Space Education Center, including the Mars Robotics Lab, the Education Activities Center, and the AGI Space Missions Simulation Lab. For more information, please visit

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

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, 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
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