How would you define bravery?  This question, posed by the ICOSA Media team to some of Colorado's foremost leaders, prompted an in depth look at what it means to be brave.  Former Governor Bill Ritter introduces us to the idea that brave people still are afraid, but push on.  Denver Mayor Michael Hancock introduces us to the qualities of a brave person, and current Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper takes a realistic look at what brave people deal with in following their ideals.  This video celebrates those who go above and beyond in their pursuit of making Colorado better and better each day.  So tell us, who is your brave leader?

The 2015 Space Symposium

The Space Symposium is a yearly opportunity for space industry professionals and space lovers alike to get together in Colorado Springs to discuss the past, present and future of their beloved industry.  Originally held in 1984, there were around 250 attendees there to discuss space, while this past year over 11,000 attended the event.  Every year these advocates of adventure get together to hear prominent speakers, discuss their passions and to recognize those who have spent their lives towards creating a better environment for exploration.

ICOSA Media was invited to attend the event, and asked to create a promotional piece for showing off all the fun and excitement to be found during the 3 day event.  Utilizing the new DJI Ronin, a handheld 3 axis gimbal, we were able to capture the magic of the night and bring one of the most interesting events in space exploration to you.

The Denver Book Lover's Ball

Every year, the Denver Public Library opens it's doors, turns up the class, and hosts the Book Lover's Ball.  The ball is a magical night celebrating literature, where library patrons are invited to dress in their classiest duds and have an expertly prepared dinner, an opportunity to socialize with others, and to dance the night away.  The Footers Catering, an award winning Denver-based company, has been partnering with the library for years.  This year, they approached ICOSA to capture and share the magical transformation that the library undergoes, and to show the fun of a night at The Denver Library Book Lover's Ball. 

Story Time From Space Kickstarter Campaign Video

Story Time From Space is a fantastic nonprofit that's passionate about inspirational education, science, and space exploration. Having astronauts read science-minded children's books helps teachers and parents educate and encourage the next generation of astronauts, engineers, and scientists.

Last year, ICOSA Media was fortunate to be able to film interviews with the founders and help create their Kickstarter campaign video:

Since the original campaign, Story Time From Space has already achieved many great accomplishments, including sending 5 of Dr. Jeffrey Bennett's children's books to the International Space Station with the help of CASIS (http://www.iss-casis.org/).

Parents and teachers can purchase Max Goes to the Moon (http://amzn.com/1937548201) and Max Goes to the International Space Station (http://amzn.com/1937548287) to read along with the astronauts.

Visit http://storytimefromspace.com/library/ to watch the astronauts reading the books.

In another audacious educational mission, Story Time From Space organized student-minded science experiments to send up to the ISS. Unfortunately, rocket science is actually as hard as rocket science and the experiments blew up along with all the other cargo aboard SpaceX's last launch.

Fortunately, the group is not giving up. Patricia Tribe and the team are raising more support to rebuild and relaunch the science experiments. Please consider donating and sharing their GoFundMe page: http://www.gofundme.com/y2e4mb3w