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What Degree Do You Need to Be An Astronaut?

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | July 18, 2022

The first NASA astronauts were talented and brave U.S. Air Force test pilots. While there is still a need for astronauts with test pilot backgrounds, most of today’s astronauts are engineers, mathematicians and scientists. Here are the educational requirements to apply to be a NASA astronaut today. How much schooling does an astronaut need? Applicants …

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Have You Ever Wondered What It’s Like to Be An Astronaut?

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | July 11, 2022

What do astronauts do? You may think about astronauts performing space walks, operating spacecraft, landing on the Moon or floating about in zero gravity. However, we often don’t realize just how much astronauts do outside of space. Here’s a peek at what it’s like to be an astronaut. People Spend Years Training Before They Become …

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Space Activities For Kids: Perfect For At-Home or In the Classroom

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | July 11, 2022

It’s never too early to start educating children about space. With a growing space industry, the youth are the future of space development. Here are several space activities for kids that are perfect for at-home learning or the school classroom. 1. Go on a virtual field trip to a space museum. Nothing brings the wonder …

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What Is STEAM Education and Why Is It Important?

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | June 22, 2022

STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. The “arts” in STEAM refers not only to visual arts and design but also to language arts, humanities, music, drama, dance and media. STEAM is more than just a buzzword or a tack-on to STEM. It’s an educational model that builds the creative problem-solving and critical …

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Can’t Get to Cape Canaveral? Take Your Students on a Space Virtual Field Trip

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | June 21, 2022

Nothing brings a STEAM lesson to life quite like a field trip to a space museum. Students light up at the sight of space artifacts, real-life spacecraft, or a dazzling planetarium display. If you can’t make the trip to a space museum, there are ways to bring the space museum to you! Some of the …

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Our SHE-Roes: 3 Pioneering Women in STEAM

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | May 26, 2022

Center for Innovation and Education exists to promote opportunities in space for all. We salute the many trailblazing women in STEAM—past and present—who have worked to make STEAM careers more accessible and inclusive. Of course, there are too many incredible women in STEAM to include in one list which is why we’ve chosen to highlight …

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15 Space Industry Jobs You Didn’t Know About

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | May 16, 2022

When you ask most people to name a space industry job, you’ll likely hear “astronaut” or “rocket scientist.” While those are certainly important, the scope of space industry careers expands much further than the space program. Every part of modern life is connected to space-based technologies. Space-related careers are available to all skill sets—STEAM (Science, …

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Grant Programs to Support Technology in the Classroom

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | May 16, 2022

Bringing technology into the learning process has a variety of benefits for both students and teachers. Digital classrooms can accommodate multiple learning styles, encourage collaboration, and make students more engaged. They also provide instant feedback for teachers and can automate some productivity functions in the teaching process for teachers.  But schools and their districts continue …

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5 Space-Themed STEAM Activities for Kindergarten

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | April 26, 2022

It’s never too early for kids to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). These space-themed STEAM activities for kindergarten tap into kids’ creativity, their fascination with space, and their curiosity about the world around them. Try them in the classroom, for homeschool, or as a fun family activity! Best of all, most …

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Space Foundation Announces New International Teacher Liaisons for 2022

By Zakary Watson | March 9, 2022
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Cadre of 26 includes 9 new international teachers from nine nations outside the U.S. Program globally promotes space-related STEM education in schools Selectees will take part in the 37th Space Symposium in April COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Feb. 28, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, …

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