Corporate Partners (Current and Past Exhibit Sponsors)

Boeing | Coca-Cola | Discovery Channel | Eastman Kodak Company | Ford Motor Company | GM |Cadillac | OnStar | Hertz | HP | IBM | John Hancock Financial Services | Lockheed Martin Corporation | Pfizer Inc | Procter & Gamble | Raytheon | Silicon Graphics, Inc. | Space Day| Target | Time Magazine

Boeing Boeing

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. The top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, performance-based logistics and training. With corporate offices in Chicago, Boeing employs 148,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. In addition, our enterprise leverages the talents of skilled people working for Boeing suppliers worldwide, including 1.5 million people at 13,600 U.S. companies.

Coca-Cola company Coca-Cola

Corporate Sponsor for “Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats”

We exist to create value for our share owners on a long-term basis by building a business that enhances The Coca-Cola Company’s trademarks. This also is our ultimate commitment. As the world’s largest beverage company, we refresh that world. We do this by developing superior soft drinks, both carbonated and noncarbonated, and profitable nonalcoholic beverage systems that create value for our Company, our bottling partners, our customers, our share owners and the communities in which we do business.

In creating value, we succeed or fail based on our ability to perform as worthy stewards of several key assets:

Coca-Cola, the world’s most recognized trademark, and other highly valuable trademarks. The world’s most effective and pervasive distribution system.
Satisfied customers, who make a good profit selling our products.
Our people, who are ultimately responsible for building this enterprise.
Our abundant resources, which must be intelligently allocated.
Our strong global leadership in the beverage industry in particular and in the business world in general.

Discovery channel Discovery Communications

Corporate Sponsor for “Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss”
Presenters for “The Lost Spacecraft: Liberty Bell 7 Recovered” and “Prehistoric Worlds: Backyard Discoveries”

Discovery Communications is the number-one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Through TV and digital media, Discovery’s 100-plus worldwide networks include Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, The Science Channel, Discovery Health and Discovery HD Theater. Discovery Communications is owned by Discovery Holding Co. (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB), Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery’s founder and chairman. For more information please visit.

Discovery channel Eastman Kodak Company

Corporate Sponsor for “Theme Park: The Art & Science of Universal’s Islands of Adventure”

With the slogan “you push the button, we do the rest,” George Eastman in 1888 put the first simple camera into the hands of a world of consumers. In so doing, he made what had been a cumbersome and complicated process easy to use and accessible to nearly everyone.

Through the years, Kodak has led the way with an abundance of new products and processes that have made photography simpler, more useful and more enjoyable. Today, our work increasingly involves digital technology, combining the power and convenience of electronics with the quality of traditional photography to produce systems that bring levels of utility and fun to the taking, “making” and utilization of images.

What George Eastman began remains a goal of Eastman Kodak Company today, to provide convenience and quality to our customers so more and more people can experience the special wonders of photography and capture and re-live their more cherished moments.

Community Relations
Eastman Kodak Company is active in community relations worldwide. Programs and initiatives are focused to instill employee pride, build public trust, foster education, and respond to community needs. Kodak support takes many forms and is based on its corporate values: respect for the individual, uncompromising integrity, trust, credibility and continuous improvement, personal renewal, and recognition and celebration.

Sponsorship of the exhibit “THEME PARK: THE ART & SCIENCE OF UNIVERSAL’S ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE” is a natural coupling of picture taking and entertainment. Who could imagine spending the day at a theme park without capturing the moments and preserving the personal memories. But it’s even more than that. Pictures are critical in the concept and creative stages of theme park development. Professional photographs were taken around the world and used to bring Islands of Adventure to life. They played an integral part in the historical recording of the park’s conception and birth, as well.

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Ford motor company Ford Motor Company

Corporate Sponsor for “Africa: One Continent, Many Worlds” and “EarthQuest: The Adventure Begins”

Ford Cares
From the Chairman
William Clay Ford, Jr.

The idea of corporate citizenship at Ford has been around for a long time. My great grandfather, Henry Ford, built schools and hospitals, supported a variety of social and cultural causes, and was a pioneering environmentalist. The same spirit and commitment to corporate citizenship is alive in our company today. Just as in my great-grandfather’s time, we recognize there is more to consider in our investment decisions than profit alone. We have multiple bottom lines, including the environment and the social and ethical results of our actions.

We take our responsibility to our shareholders very seriously. Profits are essential to sustaining our business. However, serving our shareholders also requires us to serve the broader needs of society and the sustainability of communities and cultures throughout the world. Today’s consumers are increasingly expecting it. We expect it of ourselves. With today’s advanced technology and global interdependence, the complexity and scope of the issues go well beyond what we have had to deal with in the past. No one institution or organization has all the answers; we all have to join with other stakeholder groups as partners in finding solutions.

We have begun that journey. We recognize that the map we follow may not be complete, and that there may be disagreements along the way. But we also know that the best solutions will come if we communicate openly, respect the opinions that are shared, and learn from each other.

What is a consumer company?
It’s an enterprise that is continuously gathering unfiltered consumer insights worldwide. One that connects with current and potential customers, anticipates their present and future needs, and is known for delivering superior products and services. Consumer companies also are known for their integrity. They are companies that can be trusted. They listen to what stakeholders want from them, and they deliver. That builds trust.

We want our corporate citizenship efforts to have the same openness, candor and transparency as our financial efforts. On the business side, we have publicly announced goals and metrics to which we hold ourselves accountable. Going forward, we plan to do the same in other areas that impact the larger community. Ford Cares is the next step toward that level of ongoing communication.

General motors General Motors

When people think of space research, their minds usually drift to the moon, stars, and galaxies. However, much of the knowledge gained through space-related engineering and design can be found in down-to-earth applications. “SPACE: A Journey to Our Future” is a celebration of the past, present and future of space exploration and discovery. Having been a partner in this continuing journey, General Motors is proud to sponsor the exhibit, and hope it encourages children to embrace science and technology. GM is committed to improving life here on Earth, both today and tomorrow. Our efforts to develop advanced technologies are part of our larger commitment to spur the imagination, protect the planet, and power the future- here and in worlds yet to be explored. More information on GM can be found at

Cadillac    Cadillac

National Promotional Partner of “SPACE: A Journey to Our Future”

Cadillac, known from its early days as the standard of excellence in the automotive industry, has enjoyed a rich and storied history over the past century. From its beginnings in 1902, when precision machinist Henry M. Leland founded Cadillac Motor Car and introduced the Cadillac Model A, to the introduction of the bold new CTS model, few nameplates have permeated American culture the way Cadillac has over the past 100 years.

Even as Cadillac designers envision the future with new products such as the XLR and SRX, they embrace the underlying spirit that has guided Cadillac’s notable achievements: a commitment to apply the superior designs and sophisticated technologies to the automobile. This marriage of design and innovation is at the core of Cadillac’s product portfolio.

Cadillac, unlike many automakers from the industry’s early days, has survived 100 years of ups and downs, including recessions and the Great Depression, wars, gasoline rations, and much more. Along the way, the Cadillac has become an icon and has inspired its own culture, including hundreds of car clubs, highly decorated art cars and creative retrofits. Even vintage Cadillac hearses were once graced with elaborately and beautifully carved Gothic wooden side panels, transforming them into decidedly unconventional works of art. More than any other automotive brand, Cadillac has attained the status of popular culture icon. Cadillacs have appeared in music, movies, television and fine art, often used as the quintessential representation of luxury and success in achieving the American Dream.

Long considered the standard of the world, it’s no secret that Cadillac has encountered some stiff competition over the last few decades. Cadillac has always and continues to rise to the challenge and is currently building renewed marketplace momentum. The XLR, SRX, CTS, Escalade, EXT, ESV, DeVille and Seville are world-class vehicles that can compete with the strongest, most powerful contenders. Cadillac’s new lineup of luxury vehicles offers precise handling, active safety features, OnStar, XM, infotainment options and innovative solutions in bold, breathtaking styling packages.

As Cadillac looks back on its century in the automotive business, it continues to draw upon the high points of its colorful, distinguished 100-year past. It also has learned from the inevitable bumps it encountered on the journey of designing, manufacturing and marketing vehicles. As the division moves forward, Cadillac enters a new era and is building its way back one vehicle at a time. Cadillac knows its mission, has a strong plan, and the products to make it happen. One hundred years in the automobile business represents a most exciting, even extraordinary moment in Cadillac’s history, one well worth celebrating.

OnStar …OnStar

National Promotional Partner of “SPACE: A Journey to Our Future”

OnStar is more than just technology. It’s about using technology to help you. We’re working to help make your life and those who ride with you safer, easier and more productive. With more than two million subscribers, OnStar is the leading provider of telematics services in the United States. OnStar’s in-vehicle safety, security and information services use Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite and cellular technology to link the vehicle and driver to the OnStar Center. At the OnStar Center, advisors offer real-time, personalized help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Using innovative technology, OnStar can provide you with the latest information and assistance. Just press the blue OnStar button and you’ll be connected to the OnStar Center where trained, knowledgeable, live Advisors are ready to help. Plus, some OnStar vehicles give you the ability to send and receive calls like you would using a wireless phone minus inconvenient dialing. Visit OnStar at

Hewlett-Packard Hewlett-Packard

National Sponsor for “Chicano”

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers’ most complex challenges in every region of the world. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at

The hertz corporation Hertz

Corporate Sponsor for “EarthQuest: The Adventure Begins”

Hertz, the world’s leading vehicle renting organization, is represented in over 140 countries, operating a fleet of 525,000 vehicles from approximately 6,500 locations. The pioneer of auto renting was Walter L. Jacobs who in September of 1918, at the age of 22, opened a car-rental operation in Chicago. Starting with a dozen Model T Fords, which he repaired and repainted himself, Jacobs expanded his operation to the point where, within five years, the business generated annual revenues of about $1 million.

In 1923, Jacobs sold his car-rental concern to John Hertz, President of Yellow Cab and Yellow Truck and Coach Manufacturing Company. Jacobs continued as Hertz’ top operating and administrative executive. This rental business, called Hertz Drive-Ur-Self System, was acquired in 1926 by General Motors Corporation when it bought Yellow Truck from John Hertz.

The Hertz Corporation
In 1953, the Hertz properties were bought from GMC by the Omnibus Corporation, which divested itself of its bus interest and concentrated solely on car and truck renting and leasing. A year later, a new name was taken–The Hertz Corporation–and it was listed for the first time on the New York Stock Exchange. Jacobs became Hertz’ first President and served in that post until his retirement in 1960. He died in 1985 at the age of 88.

In 1954, the new corporation bought Metropolitan Distributors, a pioneer in New York truck leasing dating back to World War I and the largest concern of its kind in any one city. In the process, the head of Metropolitan, Leon C. Greenbaum, became Vice Chairman of the Hertz Board of Directors; he later became Chairman, and in 1960, Chief Executive Officer.

In 1967, The Hertz Corporation became a wholly owned subsidiary of RCA Corporation and operated as a separate entity, with its own management and Board of Directors.

In 1985, Hertz joined UAL, Inc. On December 30, 1987, Hertz was sold to Park Ridge Corporation, a company formed by Ford Motor Company and Hertz management, for the purpose of purchasing Hertz. In 1988, Volvo North America Corporation joined Ford and Hertz management as an investor in Park Ridge Corporation. In 1993, Park Ridge Corporation was merged into The Hertz Corporation. In 1994, Ford purchased the outstanding shares of Hertz and Hertz became an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of The Ford Motor Company.

On April 25, 1997, Hertz became a publicly traded company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, under the symbol “HRZ.”

Hertz Today
Hertz is headquartered in Park Ridge, New Jersey. Its current headquarters location opened in 1988. Prior to that the corporation was based in New York and, before that, Chicago.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is the site of Hertz’ Worldwide Reservations Center and Data Center, established in 1970, and its Financial Center, established in 1994.

Car rentals, the largest and best known of Hertz’ activities, are conducted from more than 1,600 domestic, corporate and licensee locations, and approximately 4,500 corporate and licensee locations outside the United States. Hertz offers a wide variety of current-model cars on a short-term rental basis–daily, weekly or monthly–at airports, in downtown and suburban business centers, and in residential areas and resort locales.

Today, Hertz’ Worldwide Reservations System handles approximately 40 million phone calls and delivers in total approximately 30 million reservations annually.

International business machines IBM

Corporate Sponsor for “EarthQuest: The Adventure Begins”

At IBM, we strive to lead in the creation, development and manufacture of the industry’s most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics. We translate these advanced technologies into value for our customers through our professional solutions and services businesses worldwide.

New strategic directions
Over the last ten years, IBM has been one of the largest corporate contributors of cash, equipment, and people to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions across the U.S. and around the world. In all our efforts, we help people use information technology to improve the quality of life for themselves and others.

IBM’s contributions target a few key areas and leverage our expertise in technology. In our efforts, we strive to underscore the role of technology as a tool to address societal issues; demonstrate IBM’s reputation as a solutions provider; and focus IBM’s philanthropic programs to enhance relationships with customers and employees. This policy of strategic investments has benefited communities by bringing IBM experts from all over the world to address their concerns, and has engaged our employees more fully in the important mission of corporate citizenship.

We believe the same information technology innovations that are revolutionizing businesses can provide important breakthroughs for public and nonprofit organizations. These technologies have potential to help organizations deliver better services, manage costs, maximize effectiveness and implement exciting new programs.

Our commitment to solutions-oriented innovation requires that we go beyond simple checkbook philanthropy. We are working hand-in-hand with public and nonprofit organizations to design technology solutions that address specific problems. This kind of partnership requires our grantee organizations to make significant commitments to us–to go beyond business as usual, to set clear benchmarks and to focus on measurable results.

Good Philanthropy is Good Business
IBM corporate philanthropy spans the globe with diverse and sustained giving programs that support initiatives in education, workforce development, arts and culture, and the environment to benefit communities in need. IBM demonstrates its commitment to good corporate citizenship by providing grant recipients with technology, employee time and talent, and project funds.

IBM’s leadership in education
IBM has a strong history of and commitment to improving schools throughout the world. We believe that no company can succeed in an unsuccessful community, and no community can be successful without an educated population. Our schools help prepare young people to be participants in a thriving civic society and provide us with the highly skilled workforce that is so critical to remaining successful in a competitive, global marketplace.

In addition to Reinventing Education and other philanthropic programs, IBM is working to encourage fundamental school reform, shape state and local education policy, and mobilize complementary business initiatives.

John hancock John Hancock Financial Services

Corporate Sponsor for “Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss”

John Hancock was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776 – forever leaving his mark on American history. Even today, leaving one’s John Hancock on something is to boldly make an impact. John Hancock Financial Services, a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation, is committed to doing just that in all of its business and community efforts. And these community efforts helped John Hancock to garner the national Award for Excellence in Corporate Community Outreach by the Points of Light Foundation, the first company located in Massachusetts to do so.

Our community relations focus is to provide the greatest level of support for Boston youth and families most in need, distinctly making an impact by partnering with the community and leveraging all of our resources as a company including our highly skilled associates. In 2005, John Hancock associates contributed nearly 7,000 corporate volunteer hours, impacting nearly 5,000 youth, a leader in corporate volunteerism in Boston. By focusing on the city of Boston and its youth and families, we maximize our impact on our community, supporting Boston’s state-of-the-art institutions and non-profit organizations. We choose Boston as our geographic focus as the city serves as the U.S. headquarters for Manulife Financial Corporation and has been John Hancock’s home for more than 140

Lockheed martin corporation Lockheed Martin Corporation

National Sponsor for “SPACE: A Journey to Our Future”

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.

Lockheed Martin has a long history of support to NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. We are working aggressively with NASA to assure a rapid and safe return to flight. Since the first Shuttle flight in 1981, Lockheed Martin has supplied NASA with the external tank that feeds liquid propellant to the orbiter’s three main engines. We manage all of NASA’s data collection, telemetry, and communication operations that support human space flight activities and developed many of the control centers, like the Mission Control Center at Johnson Space Center, used in shuttle operations. Lockheed Martin made the reinforced carbon carbon (RCC) material that protects the orbiter’s nose section, wing leading edges and chin panel against temperatures approaching 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally Lockheed Martin provides engineering, scientific, test, and astronaut training services in support of each shuttle mission.

Proctor & gamble Procter & Gamble

National Sponsor for “Inside Africa”

P&G serves approximately 4.8 billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Duracell®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, Wella® and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

Pfizer inc Pfizer Inc

Corporate Sponsor for “Microbes: Invisible Invaders, Amazing Allies”, “Brain: The World Inside Your Head” and “Genome: The Secret of How Life Works”

Founded in 1849, Pfizer is the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company taking new approaches to better health. Pfizer discovers and develops innovative medicines to treat and help prevent disease for both people and animals. Through consistent, high quality manufacturing and distribution operations, Pfizer medicines reach patients in 180 nations. Pfizer also partners with health care providers, governments, and local communities around the world to expand access to our medicines and to provide better quality healthcare and health system support. Pfizer colleagues work everyday to help people stay happier and healthier longer and to reduce the human and economic burden of disease worldwide.

Pfizer has a long history as a leader in anti-infective research. The small family-owned and operated company of the 19th century believed in innovation, which was the driving force then and certainly remains the driving force today. Innovation in research and development has resulted in many major milestones throughout the history of Pfizer.

The Mold that Changed the World
World War II created an urgent need for antibiotics. Despite Alexander Fleming’s 1928 discovery of penicillin’s bacteria-killing properties, all early efforts to mass-produce this first antibiotic in quantity had failed. When the U.S. government sought the help of American companies with experience in fermentation, Pfizer, at that time a small chemical company, responded.

While others concentrated on producing the antibiotic in one-liter flasks, Pfizer scientists revolutionized production, using first 50-gallon and then 10,000-gallon tanks. In June of 1944, when the Allied Forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, Pfizer provided 90 percent of the penicillin that they took ashore.

Spurred by this success in producing penicillin and by the advent of other antibiotics, Pfizer researchers began an intensive quest to find new organisms to fight disease. In 1950, Pfizer discovered their first pharmaceutical product–terramycin–which was found by analyzing 135,000 soil samples. This new antibiotic proved effective against more than 100 diseases. And this was only the beginning.

Another Pfizer First
In a Pfizer laboratory in 1962, tetracycline became the first therapeutically superior drug to be made by chemical alteration of an antibiotic produced by microbial metabolism. Total synthesis of the drug was a formidable technical challenge. After its approval, tetracycline became the most prescribed broad-spectrum antibiotic in the U.S. within three years. It sparked a wide-scale search for superior, structurally modified antibiotics, which has led to most of the antibiotic discoveries made since then. Today, the company leads the way in developing leading antibiotic and antifungal compounds continually to introduce new, innovative and life-changing medications.

The Next Generation of Scientists
Pfizer’s commitment to children and young adults is evidenced through their recent Pledge to the President’s Summit for America’s Future. Pfizer pledged $2 million in advanced pediatric medicines to be provided free of charge through the company’s pharmaceuticals access program, Sharing the Care. Pfizer pledged an additional $2 million in grants for children’s health programs such as The Children’s Health Fund and the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health.

Another wide-reaching and broad-based program, the Pfizer Education Initiative (PEI) reaches an estimated 21,000 students and 500 teachers annually. Combining a commitment of cash grants with substantial employee volunteerism, PEI reflects the company’s conviction that as a research-intensive company, we have a particular responsibility to help train the next generation of scientists and engineers.


At Pfizer, we are dedicated to the search for new cures and treatments that will improve–and even save–people’s lives around the world. Our ability to win the next battles against infectious disease depends, in part, on a widespread understanding of the importance of medical research and its profound impact on human life. For more information, please visit Pfizer at

Raytheon Company Raytheon

Corporate Sponsor for “MathAlive!”

Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.

Silicon graphics, inc. Silicon Graphics, Inc.

Corporate Sponsor for “The Robot Zoo”

SGI is the world’s leader in high-performance computing technology, dedicated to unleashing the power of human creativity. The company’s systems, ranging from desktop workstations and servers to the most powerful supercomputers in the world, deliver advanced computing and 3-D visualization capabilities to scientific, engineering, and creative professionals and large enterprises. In addition, SGI creates innovative software for design, Internet, and entertainment applications. SGI provides solutions in several key industries, including manufacturing, government, entertainment, communications, energy, the sciences, and education.

SGI is committed to being an active partner in the continuous improvement of our community. We make strategic investments in health and human services, education, the arts, and the environment. Our investments are driven by our corporate responsibility and our employee generosity. SGI partners with customers to benefit the community. The SGI/MIPS/NEC/SONY City Year Team sponsorship employed 10 young people for a year of community service in underserved urban areas. SGI supports several of NASA’s education programs, including the Aerospace Encounter, the JASON Project, and PBS shows that illustrate basic scientific concepts related to space flight, aeronautics, and life sciences.

SGI is a distinguished Founder of The Tech Museum of Innovation, a major contributor to The Tech’s Annual Fund for Education, and sponsored Education Day during The Tech’s grand opening. SGI sponsors field trips to The Tech for under-resourced schools, and most recently, SGI and The Tech have introduced the BRITE Award, an award jointly given by SGI and The Tech recognizing teachers, schools, and districts that have achieved Breakthrough Results Integrating Technology and Education. SGI is making a difference in education.

SGI is a major sponsor of the Cray Academy, a Wisconsin teacher-training institute that is transforming how teachers teach science, math and technology. SGI is working with WASDI to duplicate the Cray Academy model throughout the state of Wisconsin, and has worked with The Tech Museum to bring this flagship Wisconsin program to California. As a company that values and rewards the entrepreneurial spirit, SGI is proud to be a founding partner of the web site, the most comprehensive guide to public school quality and character. SGI is proud to sponsor Teach for America, an Americorp program that sends top graduates from colleges and universities into urban and rural areas to teach K-12 students.

Space day Space Day

National Sponsor for “SPACE: A Journey to Our Future”

Since its launch in 1997, the Space Day educational initiative, which takes place on the first Thursday of each May, has evolved into a massive grassroots effort dedicated to the extraordinary achievements, benefits and opportunities in the exploration and use of space. The ultimate goal is to promote math, science, technology and engineering education by nurturing young peoples’ enthusiasm for the wonders of the universe and inspiring them to continue the stellar work of today’s space explorers.

International in scope, the award-winning program involves hundreds of thousands of teachers and millions of students throughout the United States, Canada and beyond. Space Day events have taken place in 21 countries around the globe on six continents. Thanks to widespread media support, nearly a billion people have learned about the Space Day programs since its inception. So effective is this global initiative that it has been honored with the Space Foundation’s prestigious Education Achievement Award.

Space Day benefits from more than 75 official Partners, including the National Science Teachers Association, National Science Foundation, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Lockheed Martin Corporation, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, ePALS Classroom ExchangeT, Time Warner, Discovery Communications, Inc., the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Canadian Space Agency, among many others.

Target Target Stores

National Title Sponsor for “Chicano”

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,916 stores – 1,789 in the United States and 127 in Canada – and at Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit For more information, visit

Time magazine TIME Magazine

Corporate Sponsor for “Africa: One Continent. Many Worlds”

The Beginning of TIME
Born of a youthful dream, the first issue of TIME magazine appeared in 1923, the creation of Yale classmates Henry R. Luce and Briton Hadden. They introduced
a whole new concept in journalism: the weekly newsmagazine. “People are uninformed,” Luce and Hadden wrote in their 1922 Prospectus, “because no publication has adapted itself to the time which busy men are able to spend on keeping informed. TIME is interested-not in how much it includes between its covers-but in how much it gets off its pages into the minds of its readers.”

TIME in the 21st Century
TIME, “The world’s most interesting magazine,” is read by 29 million people around the globe and aspires “To be the Great American Magazine, reflecting the interests, the values and the ambitions of America and her people. To be an instrument of thoughtful judgment, to nurture the dignity of individuals and to celebrate the advance of humankind.” Walter Isaacson, TIME’s managing editor, says TIME seeks “to help a curious reader work through-hand in hand with us-very specific issues, debates and ideas that he or she must form an opinion about in order to be an interesting citizen of the world.” The magazine seeks to inform its readers with detailed reporting, lively writing, compelling pictures and design elements that offer context, ultimately making the information more useful and accessible.

Important Facts on TIME
One out of five Americans reads a newsmagazine. And most of those newsmagazine readers choose TIME. Its domestic circulation is over 4 million, and its international circulation is approximately 1.6 million, making TIME’s total circulation more than 5.6 million. With this circulation base, TIME maintains a readership of more than 29 million readers around the globe. TIME’s international editions are read in more than 120 countries and territories around the world. Five editions of TIME International-TIME Atlantic, TIME Canada, TIME Latin America, TIME South Pacific and TIME Asia–are directed by editors based in each region to meet the needs of readers, with stories that put local and regional issues into a global perspective.

The TIME Family
TIME For Kids magazine, which reaches more than 2.7 million students, is published weekly during the school year. TIME For Kids aims to make the world a more captivating place for children today so that they can develop a lifelong interest in world events.

TIME Digital is a monthly magazine acting as a personal guide for the millions of consumers who find the Internet an increasing part of their lives. TIME Digital takes the mystery out of technology, but not the fun.

TIME Large is the first major newsmagazine to offer a large-type edition. Produced in 16-point type v. TIME’s regular edition in 10-pt. type, TIME Large is designed for more comfortable reading by the visually impaired. CNN & TIME, a television newsmagazine program aired weekly (Sundays at 9 p.m. ET) hosted by anchors Bernard Shaw and Jeff Greenfield, combines the depth and scope of the magazine with CNN’s worldwide newsgathering capacity. is an award-winning site with nearly 12 million banner impressions each month. TIME was the first newsmagazine to publish online, beginning in 1993.

TIME’s Commitment to the Community
Through sponsorships of events and exhibits such as “The Robot Zoo,” TIME extends its mission to educate, inform and entertain. At Time Inc., social responsibility is a vital link in the bond of trust we share with our customers and the communities – both local and global – of which we are a part. Inside and outside our walls in how we treat one another and the audiences we serve, we will continue to fulfill the obligation Henry Luce set before us in his will–that we remain a company formed “in the public interest as well as the interests of shareholders.” Learn more about the World’s Greatest Magazine at

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