Durham August 2019

Go For Launch!

Full STEAM Ahead Event

Open to students in grades 8-12 from anywhere.Thanks to the generous support of the local community – students are able to register at no cost.Participants need to be present for all days.This event winning design will be competed against the January winning designs and the overall winner will have their design built and carried out in space!

Aug 1 & 2, 2019, 9:00am-5:00pm
Durham Southwest Regional Library
Event Flyer Event Brochure

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

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Presenting Team

Team may be subject to change due to schedules.



To Be Announced – stay tuned!

Michelle Lucas

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, a member of the Space Camp Hall of Fame, and an AIAA Associate Fellow. She believes that collaboration in space and STEM is the key to the stars! Space Inspires!

Durham August 2019


Durham Southwest Regional Library3605 Shannon RdDurham, NC, 2019

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Solar System Explorer

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