Space Foundation Launches Activities For World Space Week, October 4-10

Launching straw rockets is one of the many activities that will be offered at the Space Foundation's Discovery Century during World Space Week, October 4-10. Image Credit: Space Foundation

Launching straw rockets is one of the many activities that will be offered at the Space Foundation’s Discovery Century during World Space Week, October 4-10. Image Credit: Space Foundation

October 3, 2014 – The Space Foundation will launch the start of World Space Week on Saturday, October 4, with straw rocket launches and other rocket-themed activities at its Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.

The public is invited to visit the Discovery Center for the start of the global celebration of World Space Week, October 4-10. The following activities are offered for this special “Star Days” event and are included in the price of Discovery Center admission:

  • Launch your own mini straw rockets
  • Remotely race rocket cars
  • See rocket science demonstrations
  • Make rocket-themed crafts
  • Play rocket simulation Kerbal Space Program computer games
  • Activities are appropriate for all ages. Admission to the Discovery Center includes self-guided tours of the El Pomar Space Gallery and Science On a Sphere┬« presentations.

    “Star Days” are held one Saturday each month at the Discovery Center, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with a special space theme offered that day. Admission savings are available through the Discovery Center Passport program.

    World Space Week was launched by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 with the purpose of celebrating “the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.” It is always celebrated October 4-10, and this year’s theme is “Space: Guiding Your Way,” highlighting the benefits of satellite navigation to society.

    The Space Foundation annually leads the celebration of World Space Week in the United States with activities at its Discovery Center and with educational programs for schoolchildren locally and around the world via GlobalCasts.

    Learn more at www.spacefoundation.org/museum.