New Go For Launch! Event Manager

Go For Launch! Lenawee

Students in grades 8-12 from anywhere are welcome. Participants must attend the full day for both days of the events.

  • January 13-14, 2023, 8am-6pm

* Includes all supplies, lunch, snacks, event t-shirt, event mission patch, space swag bag and more!

MAMA (Michigan Aerospace Manufacturing Association) Series

Open to students in grades 8 - 12. Students must attend both days of the event.

When you register for this event you will notice that there are multiple payment options. The rack rate for this event is $350 per student. We know that during these challenging times, financially some folks need a bit of assistance. As such, we have created a “Pay What You Can” option where you can select the payment level that you can afford for your student to attend this event. We are committed to supporting your students and this is one way we hope to do so. (Are you a company that would like to help support this? We actually don’t have the proper funding to be able to offer this option and very much could use some sponsor and/or donor support. Please contact us if you’d like to help.)

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

Presenting Team

Team may be subject to change due to schedules.

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.

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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 an 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.

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Katy recalls being initially drawn to the wonders of space during her days on campus at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. While pursuing her undergrad in Communication, she always enjoyed catching a glimpse of the occasional rocket trail or hearing the launches out of Kennedy Space Center. In 2020, Katy was truly able to embrace her space curiosities when she had the opportunity to work as a communication intern for Higher Orbits. She graduated from Embry-Riddle with honors in 2021 and currently holds the position of Communications Director. Her skills of graphic design, photography, and writing allow her to launch her creative side into the cosmos where she can help connect students across the country with the

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Other Team Members To Be Announced

Presented in Partnership with…

Supported by Sponsors:

Big Bang Sponsor

Intergalactic Voyagers

Event Location Details

Lenawee Intermediate School District Tech Center
1372 N. Main Street; Adrian, MI 49221

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