From: Space Foundation
Posted: Monday, April 6, 2015
As part of its 31st Space Symposium, the Space Foundation is bringing NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr., to Harrison High School in Colorado Springs to deliver an inspirational talk to more than 500 middle and high school students selected to attend his presentation.
"The Space Foundation is bringing the NASA administrator to Colorado Springs students to inspire the next generation of space professionals," said Space Foundation Vice-President for Education and Discovery, Iain Probert. "Our goal is to interest Colorado students in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM."
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Bolden flew more than 100 combat missions over North and South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. He later earned a Master of Science degree in systems management from the University of Southern California. Bolden's many military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He retired a Major General in 2004. He was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2006.
About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, 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 field office in Houston, and conducts government affairs from its Washington, D.C., office. It annually publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.
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