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Join Space Foundation Discovery Center April 3 for Celebration of Space

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — March 30, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that its Space Foundation Discovery Center will host A Celebration of Space: Discover What’s Next on Sunday, April 3, 5:30-9:00 p.m. The event, a 21-years-old and over cosmic-themed party, will provide an opportunity to celebrate the wonders of space.

Since opening in 2012, Space Foundation Discovery Center has seen nearly 300,000 people of all ages walk through its doors. Through science, technology, engineering, and mathematic programming, thousands of children have been introduced to the universe. All proceeds benefit Space Foundation’s STEM education programs that support future space explorers.

Event: A Celebration of Space: Discover What’s Next

Date: Sunday, April 3, 2022; 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Venue: Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs


  • $70 per ticket in advance | $85 at the door
  • Ticket includes all activities, food and one drink

Special Activities

  • Astronauts Meet and Greet
    • Kathryn Thornton, former NASA astronaut
    • Frank Culbertson, Jr. (CAPT, USN, Ret.), former NASA astronaut
    • Duane “Digger” Carey (LT. COL, USAF, Ret.), former NASA astronaut
    • Robert Curbeam, Jr. (CAPT, USN, Ret.), former NASA astronaut
  • Silent Auction
  • Sea of Space, a special event brew provided by Metric Brewing
  • Science On a Sphere®
  • Drone Obstacle Course
  • Cool Science Demonstrations
  • Red Planet Rover Race


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
[email protected]

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