New Go For Launch! Event Manager

Go For Launch! Durham Series

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Help High Orbits Continue to provide these GO FOR LAUNCH! events. Your Donation ensure that our organization continues to excite and educate children about SPACE and STEM!


Durham Series Event

Jan 13 & 15, 2018 - Durham, NC

Students Grades 8-12

Flyer graciously created & donated by: www.pro-cad.net/ 

Presenting Team


Jeff has been teaching K-12 students for nearly 20 years and his priority and passion revolves around STEM education. His recognitions include being the Arizona Air Force Association Teacher of the Year and Arizona Challenger Space Center Teacher of the Year. Today, he is the CREATE Education Manager at Arizona Science Center. Follow his adventures on Twitter at @STEMJeff.

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Astronaut Robert “Hoot” Gibson is a pilot, aerospace engineer, retired Naval Officer and retired Astronaut. He has flown 5 space shuttle missions including the first space shuttle mission to dock with the Russian space station Mir. He also served as the Chief of the Astronaut office and after retiring from NASA flew for Southwest Airlines and has also won the Reno air races. He has been inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame, the Naval Aviation Hall of Fame, the Space Camp Hall of Fame and has received numerous other honors.

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John started his career in radio as a part-timer at several stations in Raleigh, NC while in high school and college. Becoming an Amateur Radio operator for the specific purpose of joining the National Weather Service Skywarn volunteer program, he was involved in several ‘World’s Firsts’, with the first 24/7 wireless mobile weather webcam in 1999 and the first 24/7 mobile wireless weather station in 2001. From hurricanes, with the help of fellow Ham, Danny Musten, John initiated the first Internet Radio Linking Project (voip) report to the National Hurricane Center, with a portable ham radio from Hurricane Lili, in 2002. He also originated the first EchoLink (voip) hurricane report from a vehicle-based laptop and wireless AirCard, from Hurricane Wilma to the NHC in 2005. He worked as an on-air consultant, with CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and numerous local TV affiliates during hurricane season from 2002-2005 and was the on-camera weather conditions consultant for MSNBC’s coverage of the Space Shuttle’s Return to Flight mission in ’05. In 2007 and 2008 he was Energizer’s national spokesman for their ‘Plan. Prepare. Protect’ initiative, supporting family preparedness education through school and children’s club visits with “The Bunny”, national satellite media tours, appearing in millions of households from the National Hurricane Conference and online content creation. His passion for reporting accurate conditions and preparedness information from the field continues to be an important personal commitment at WeatherNation.

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Contact Details

North Regional Library

221 Milton Road

Durham, NC , 27712

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