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Space Foundation—General Shelton, Commander, Air Force Space Command Visits (Event)

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Space Foundation—General Shelton, Commander, Air Force Space Command Visits (Event)




Gen. William Shelton with Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham. Photo courtesy of Space Foundation.

Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, toured the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs and learned what the Space Foundation is doing to support STEM education.
The visit included a demonstration of Science On a Sphere® (SOS), in the Discovery Center's Northrop Grumman Science Center. SOS was developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and uses special software, satellite imagery and four projectors to render images onto the global surface that provide dramatic, full-motion views of the Earth, Sun, moons and planets in space.
SOS provides a dramatic display of our universe and is an ideal educational instrument for teaching science, math and geography, easily translating sometimes complex environmental processes in a way that is of interest to people of all ages. The Space Foundation Discovery Center is open to the public; find information about hours and exhibits here.
Support the work of the Space Foundation here.

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