Go For Launch!


Bucks County Community College
New Dates TBA
Students Grades 8-12
8am - 4pm Daily

Flyer graciously created & donated by


Brochure graciously created & donated by Spinning Sky Studios



*Team may be subject to change due to schedules.


Michelle Lucas spent 10+ years working at NASA's Johnson Space Center. First as part of the International Space Station (ISS) Payload Safety Review Panel (PSRP) and then in the Mission Operations Directorate as a Flight Controller in ISS Mission Control and as a Astronaut Instructor in the ISS Daily Operations Group. Additionally she worked with each of the International Partners (European Space Agency – ESA, Japanese Space Agency – JAXA and the Russian Space Agency) in the field of Daily Operations, Flight Controller and Instructor Training. Michelle was part of the Core NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) team for 9 missions where astronauts would carry out analog space missions underwater in the Aquarius habitat. Along the way, Michelle found she has a passion for launching the next generation's dreams and ambitions. Her passion for inspiring students led to extensive work with other organizations in STEM outreach so she founded the non-profit Higher Orbits to use space to excite and inspire students about STEM, Leadership, Teamwork and Communication. Michelle is proud to be a Space Camp Alum and member of the Space Camp Hall of Fame. She believes that collaboration in space and STEM is the key to the stars! Space Inspires!


Selected by NASA in January 1990, Dr. Thomas became an astronaut in July 1991. Dr. Thomas has served in the Safety, Operations Development, and Payloads Branches of the Astronaut Office. He was CAPCOM (spacecraft communicator) for Shuttle missions STS-47, 52 and 53. From July 1999 to June 2000 he was Director of Operations for NASA at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. A veteran of four space flights, STS-65, STS-70, STS-83 and STS-94, he has logged over 1,040 hours in space as a Mission Specialist.



Art Mallett Jr. joined Dunmore Corporation in 2008 as thesuccessor to a legacy that began with his father back in 1983. Art Sr. is credited with bringing Dunmore into the "Age of Aerospace". Since then, Art Jr. has successfully lead the Dunmore Aerospace team on many developments, ultimately driving the creation of the STARcrest and SKYcrest brands of spacecraft and aircraft materials and formalizing Dunmore Aerospace as the global leader for film-based Aerospace materials. Art holds a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology. He is an active member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and serves as the Corporate Member representative for Dunmore. Art is a recognized expert across the industry for helping aerospace customers solve thermal management and protection challenges and continues to expand his presence and that of Dunmore Aerospace throughout the industry.


Casey Kelby is an Aerospace Project Engineer at the Dunmore Corporation doing everything from customer service and quality projects to marketing. She is a recent graduate from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering with minors in mathematics and astronomy. She is a contributor to the Functional Films blog and supports organizations like the AIAA, SEDS, and Alpha Gamma Delta. Casey is known as “Spacecase” around the office and among friends due to her vocal support of STEM and love for all things aerospace. Follow Casey on twitter (@caseykelbs)


Frank Hamilton became part of the Dunmore team in 1989. Frank started working as a packer in manufacturing and quickly moved to inspection where he was first introduced to Dunmore Aerospace products. In 1998 Frank joined the customer service team, where he could work directly with our partners and help solve materials science challenges. Since joining the customer service group, he has not looked back and has been a valuable asset to the Dunmore Aerospace team. Frank Hamilton has been an active member of the AmericanInstitute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) for the past 10 years. When Frank is not thinking about aerospace, he spends his time supporting his children’s interests. He was actively involved in the Harry S Truman High School Band Boosters where he raised awareness and funds for his son’s marching band. Frank is currently supporting his youngest daughter’s passion for dance by being a member of the Dancing Dads at Stepping Stone Dance Studio.



Bucks County Community College
Lower Bucks Campus
1304 Veterans Highway Bristol, PA 19007

Registration Fee - $125. Thanks to the generous support of Dunmore all students are able to register for half off the normal Go For Launch! price.

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Presented in Partnership with Dunmore

For more than 45 years the DUNMORE brand has stood for manufacturing high quality engineered materials. With our specialized coating, laminating, and metallizing capabilities, DUNMORE produces unique functional film, foil, and fabric solutions. Companies often turn to us with new materials science challenges, untried innovations, and experimental applications. DUNMORE products are used across a diverse group of industries including the aircraft, spacecraft, photovoltaic, battery, graphic arts, and packaging industry. Our manufacturing sites are located in Bristol, PA, Brewster, NY and Freiberg, Germany. DUNMORE is a privately held, ISO 9001:2008 and OSHA VPP Star certified company. For complete information on DUNMORE’s products, services and industries served, please visit DUNMORE’s website.


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