New Go For Launch! Event Manager

Go For Launch! Leominster

Mission Complete!

Help Higher Orbits continue to provide these GO FOR LAUNCH! events. Your donation ensures that our organization continues to excite and educate children about SPACE and STEM!

2018 Series Event

Feb 21-22, 2018 - Leominster, MA

Students Grades 8-12

Flyer graciously created & donated by:

Presenting Team

Tara Sweeney owns a technology test and evaluation company that specializes in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive environments; owns a 3D-printing business that captures her artistry for designing and manufacturing gift shop quality items; is a member of a parabolic flight crew that conducts adventure flights, charter flights, and research flights in microgravity; and is a retired United States Air Force officer within the Air Force Special Operations Command. She holds degrees from the United States Air Force Academy, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Regis University. Tara enjoys the gift of private aviation, and is a proactive advocate for the importance of STEM/STEAM.

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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. 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, AIAA Associate Fellow, 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!

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Presented in Partnership With...

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Intergalactic Voyagers

Contact Details

Boys & Girls Club of

Fitchberg & Leominster 

365 Lindell Ave

Leominster, MA , 01453

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