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Family Symposium: STEAM fair for the Pikes Peak region

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Family Symposium: STEAM fair for the Pikes Peak region

Join us for the “must attend STEAM event” of the year!

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April 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm MDT


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Space Foundation Discovery Center
Family Symposium

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Space Foundation Discovery Center’s annual Family Symposium is a fun-filled, free event featuring science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM).

Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's first and only dedicated space, science and technology center and museum. It is an interactive, education-focused destination.

Astronaut Panel & Signings: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Livingston Holder
Livingston Holder (Capt. USAF, Ret.)

Livingston L. Holder, Jr. (September 1956) was a USAF astronaut in the Manned Spaceflight Engineer Program during the mid-1980s. He was assigned to fly as a military payload specialist on the Space Shuttle but did not fly due to the Challenger accident in 1986. Holder trained and qualified as a Manned Spaceflight Engineer and Space Shuttle payload specialist from 1982 to 1988. Holder is one of the co-founders and the Chief Technology Officer of Radian Aerospace, that is developing the first crewed, single-stage to orbit capability. To learn more about Livingston Holder, and Radian Aerospace, check out radianaerospace.com

Kathryn Thornton
Kathryn Thornton (PH.D.)

Kathryn Thornton is a veteran of four space flights and has logged over 40 days in space, including more than 21 hours of extravehicular activity (EVA, also known as a spaceflight). She retired from NASA in 1996 to pursue a career in academia.

The following organizations will be in attendance:
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Colorado Springs Astronomical Society (CSASTRO)
Colorado Springs Fire Department
Colorado Springs Stormwater
Colorado Springs Trails, Open Spaces and Parks Stewardship Program (TOPS)
Cool Science
Estes Rockets
Fountain Creek Nature Center
Garden of the Gods Visitor Center
Mobile Earth & Space Observatory (MESO)
ProRodeo Hall of Fame
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Space Workforce 2030
UCCS Senior Design Project – Satellite Kiosk
United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum
United States Air Force Academy Cadets
Western Museum of Mining and Industry


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Passport Member Benefit— Complimentary Admission!
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