Engineers: Making The Impossible Possible

July 13, 2016 – From solving problems, designing rockets and spacesuits, to providing critical mission control support, space travel would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of engineers.

This summer, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is celebrating the Heroes of Space, Visionaries, Scientists, Engineers and Astronauts, each with its own two-week theme. The third theme of the summer, “Engineers,” begins this Saturday, July 16.

This Super Saturday, visit the Discovery Center for these activities, included in the price of Discovery Center admission:

  • A Mad Science demonstration

  • Special Science On a Sphere presentation

  • Green screen photo opportunities

  • Guest speaker Space Foundation Volunteer and former NASA engineer, Lou Ramon, who will share his first-hand experience of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

  • Virtual Reality launch experience and meet and greet with the ULA Future Heavy Rocket intern team from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • The fun and educational experience will continue Saturday, July 23 with special guests, Tim and Rich Gravelin and their custom-built, lifesize, R2D2, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    The featured traveling exhibit for the summer is Super Kids Save the World, presented by Children’s Hospital Colorado and hosted locally by Pikes Peak Children’s Museum. This interactive exhibit is designed for children ages two through 10 years, and helps them learn that by taking simple steps in their daily lives, they can become eco-friendly superheroes in their own communities.

    For more information on exhibits, special guests and activities, please visit

    The Premier Sponsor for Summer of Discovery is Raytheon, with co-sponsorship by Chick-fil-A, Dell, iHeart Radio and Orbital ATK.

    The Discovery Center is located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region’s only space, science and technology attraction.

    Military discounts are available. For admission fees and other information, visit, or call the Space Foundation at 719.576.8000.