Go For Launch! Lexington

Go For Launch!

2020 events

Open to students from anywhere in grades 9-12 (including rising 9th graders.) Students must attend both days of the event. Event runs each day from 8am-6pm.

Jul 30 & 31, 2020, 8:00am-6:00pm
Living Arts & Science Center – Lexington, KY
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Flyer graciously created & donated by: www.pro-cad.net

Register for this Event!

Registration must be received by July 5 to guarantee event t-shirt.

Presenting Team

Team may be subject to change due to schedules.

Gregory H. Johnson – Astronaut (Retired)

Gregory H. Johnson - Astronaut (Retired)

Greg H. Johnson a decorated fighter pilot, test pilot and Astronaut, flew as the Pilot of STS-123 (delivering the first part of the Japanese module Kibo to the International Space Station) and STS-134 (the final flight of Endeavour) and has completed nearly 500 orbits of Earth. Former President and Executive Director of the Center for Advancement of Science in Space, Johnson is vey familiar with science aboard the International Space Station. He is a huge advocate of STEM for students and is excited to be part of the Go For Launch! team.

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, 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!

Other Team Members To Be Announced

Other Team Members To Be Announced

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Go For Launch! Lexington


Living Arts & Science Center – Lexington, KY
362 North Martin Luther King Blvd
Lexington, KY, 40508

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