Our thanks to Raytheon for sponsoring today's Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. Also thanks to Raytheon, 25 military families were admitted free to today's event.
Fifty years after the first humans stepped foot on the Moon, the Space Foundation celebrated with an event today that not only looked back at one of the greatest achievements in human history, but also looked forward to the next great adventures in space and what education and skills will be required to get there.
The celebration included a variety of STEM-related activities for all ages, such as Ozobots and Merge Cubes (pictured), virtual reality and instruction in our Mars Robotics Laboratory.
The Space Foundation Discovery Center is open to the public year round and is also a destination for school field trips and summer camps.
Later this month, teachers from across the country will receive a week of training in space-themed STEM lessons, such as aerodynamic principles, problem solving, collaboration and engineering concepts.
With the support of Raytheon and other partners, the Space Foundation is building the next generation of space leaders and improving the overall quality of education through teacher, student and community programs that use space themes to improve students' interest and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Learn more about Space Foundation STEM education outreach here.
Located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology attraction.
Learn more about visiting the Discovery Center here.