Space Foundation Discovery Center Announces Second Annual Family Symposium

Space Foundation Discovery Center Announces Second Annual Family Symposium

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 4, 2023 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem, today announced that its Space Foundation Discovery Center will host the second annual Family Symposium on Wednesday, April 19, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Family Symposium offers the opportunity for families around the Pikes Peak region to come together to engage with and learn from leading experts in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM). Participants from within the community will be sharing their resources with Family Symposium attendees, making it a fantastic opportunity to interact with the people and organizations making a difference in Colorado Springs and beyond.

“We are inviting the entire Colorado Springs community to Space Foundation Discovery Center for an unforgettable STEAM experience that is sure to be out of this world,” said Rachel English, director of Space Foundation Discovery Center. “From interactive demonstrations to hands-on science experiments, families will be able to engage with local space professionals to explore the wonders of the universe from their own backyard. Family Symposium has the opportunity to foster a new level of curiosity and creativity in our community.”

The event will feature two former NASA astronauts, Livingston Holder (Capt. USAF, Ret.) and Ron Garan (Col., USAF, Ret.), who will participate in a panel discussion and discuss their journeys to become astronauts, prior space missions, training, and how the upcoming generation can prepare for a future in space. Following the discussion, audience members will get the chance to ask panelists questions and receive signed autographs.

Participants include:

  • Mobile Earth + Space Observatory
  • Colorado Springs Astronomical Society
  • Garden of the Gods Visitor Center
  • Colorado Springs Stormwater
  • Colorado Springs Trails and Open Spaces
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • Cool Science
  • Colorado Springs Fire Department
  • Estes Rockets
  • Fountain Creek Nature Center
  • ProRodeo Hall of Fame
  • Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
  • Space Workforce 2030
  • Trails & Open Space Stewardship Program

For more information on Family Symposium, visit

About Space Foundation Discovery Center

Space Foundation Discovery Center is a hands-on, interactive space and science center focused on inspiring, educating and preparing the next generation of explorers and innovators in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 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. To learn more about Space Foundation Discovery Center, visit

About Space Foundation

Space Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem. Driven by partnerships, Space Foundation unites the entire spectrum of stakeholders — business, government, education and local communities — through support from corporate members, sponsors, fundraising and grants. Visit Space Foundation at, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.


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Media Contact:

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