Go For Launch!

2018 SERIES

Highland Park High School
Highland Park, IL
Students from all schools welcome
June 19-21, 2018
12:30-6pm Daily
Students Grades 8-12

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PRESENTING TEAM

*Team may be subject to change due to schedules.

ASTRONAUT

To be determined

MICHELLE LUCAS

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!

JIM PLAXCO

Jim Plaxco is a digital artist currently serving as President of the Chicago Society for Space Studies and as a Solar System Ambassador for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Mr. Plaxco previously served as President of the Northern Illinois Space Advocacy and as a Vice President with both the National Space Society and the Planetary Studies Foundation. As an artist, Jim has chaired and judged numerous space art contests for NASA, NSS, EIS, and the IAA. His artwork has been used as cover art for several publications and has also been flown in space.

 

LOCATION

Highland Park High School
433 Vine Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035
 

Registration Fee - $250 per student and includes all supplies as well as event t-shirt, event patch & more!

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