Suit Up as Summer Programming Starts at the Space Foundation Discovery Center this Saturday, June 9

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 4, 2018) -- Experts say to dress for the job you want, not the job you have, leading the Space Foundation to invite the public to “Suit Up!” Beginning this Saturday, June 9, the Space Foundation Discovery Center will kick off summer with a nine-week Summer of Discovery theme: Suit Up!

 

Summer of Discovery is special hands-on, fun educational learning designed for the entire family. Included in regular Discovery Center admission, visitors throughout the summer will explore the challenges facing scientists and engineers as they design the spacesuits of the future.

 

Suit Up! is a limited-engagement exhibit that gives visitors the opportunity to design and test various functions of spacesuit creation, combining the edge of fashion with ultimate utility.

 

Suit Up! is also the theme for Summer of Discovery, offering special activities at the Discovery Center June 9 – Aug. 11, all included in regular Discovery Center admission.

 

Upcoming Featured Guests:

Saturday, June 9, 10:30 a.m. – Dog Stars! Staring Denise Gard's famous border collies, Sienna and Joey. Watch their "star-quality" tricks and learn about the constellations that grace our night sky.

 

Wednesday, June 27, 5:30 – 10:00 p.m. – Family Star Party: Giants of the Solar System with a performance by the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs.

 

Saturday, June 30, 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Astronaut Yoga Day, with former NASA astronaut Lt. Col. Duane "Digger" Carey, USAF (Ret.). Open to all ages.

 

Visit http://www.DiscoverSpace.org/events for event details.

 

The Space Foundation would like to thank Raytheon, the premier sponsor of Summer of Discovery for its support.

 

About the Discovery Center
Located only five minutes from Garden of the Gods Park, at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology attraction. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The Discovery Center will be closed on the Fourth of July.

 

Military discounts are available. For pricing and other information, visit www.discoverspace.org, or call the Space Foundation at 719.576.8000. 

 

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and the world's premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. It is a nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs, and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium. Space Foundation headquarters is in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a Washington, D.C., office and field representatives in Houston and the Florida Space Coast. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit both of our websites –www.SpaceFoundation.org and DiscoverSpace.org – and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

 

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Space Foundation Contact:   
Colleen Parith, Coordinator - Social Media & Public Relations 

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