Go For Launch! Lexington, KY

Go For Launch!

2019 Series

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

Oct 4 & 5, 2019, 8:00am-6:00pm
Lexington, KY – The Living Arts & Science Center
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Presenting Team

Team may be subject to change due to schedules.

Charlie Camarada, Astronaut (Retired)

Charlie Camarada, Astronaut (Retired)

Charles Joseph “Charlie” Camarda is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut who flew his first mission into space on board the Space Shuttle mission STS-114, NASA’s “Return to Flight” mission following Columbia. He served as Senior Advisor for Engineering Development at NASA Langley Research Center.

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!

Twyman Clements

Twyman Clements

Twyman Clements is the Co-Founder and CEO of Space Tango, an aerospace company that specializes in designing complex, autonomous systems for research and manufacturing in microgravity. With two TangoLab facilities on the International Space Station (ISS), Twyman has been recognized by the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame and also ranked #25 on Fast Company’s list of 100 Most Creative People in Business. Prior to Space Tango, Twyman served as a senior space system engineer at Kentucky Space working with a multidisciplinary team of universities and companies on high altitude balloons, CubeSats, and other ISS hardware. Twyman received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky. At Space Tango, he continues to lead design efforts and provide expertise in technology and scientific consulting related to working in microgravity through configurable platforms.

Go For Launch! Lexington, KY

Location

Lexington, KY – The Living Arts & Science Center326 North Martin Luther King BlvdLexington, KY, 40508

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