Go For Launch! Jacksonville

Go For Launch!

2020 Florida Space Day Series

UPDATE – NEW DATES TO BE DETERMINED! This event will NOT be happening on the December listed dates but we do not have an option to leave the dates blank. We will announce the new dates as soon as we have them.Open to students in grades 9-12 (including rising 9th graders) from anywhere. Students must attend both days of the event.

Dec 30 & 31, 2020, 8:00am-6:00pm
Florida State College at Jacksonville Cecil Center – Jacksonville, FL
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Presenting Team

Team may be subject to change due to schedules.

Astronaut Wendy Lawrence

Astronaut Wendy Lawrence

Captain Wendy Lawrence is a retired naval aviator and NASA astronaut. As a helicopter pilot, she made several shipboard deployments to the North Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Kenya. After earning a master’s degree in ocean engineering from MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Lawrence was selected as an astronaut in 1992 and worked at NASA for 14 years. A veteran of four shuttle missions (STS-67, 86, 91 and 114), she has logged over 50 days in space.

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 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! Jacksonville

Location

Florida State College at Jacksonville Cecil Center – Jacksonville, FL
5640 POW-MIA Memorial Parkway
Jacksonville, FL, 32221

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