October 31, 2022

Giving Thanks 2022

One of the things we strongly believe at Higher Orbits is that it takes a village to launch students’ dreams to space! Going to space is certainly a “team” effort and this is true whether it’s launching humans, science, satellites, or “dreams” as we like to say!

Go For Launch! is designed with the concept of launching students’ dreams to space by sending student science to space but even broader than that, showing all students who participate that they have the possibility to send their ideas to space. We’ve had the honor of running this program all over the US but we can’t do it without a lot of support from a lot of people ranging from the Astronauts who support the event to the community that we bring the event to. (Hence our “It takes a village” saying.) Without these amazing individuals, companies, and organizations, what we do wouldn’t be possible.

So, while we are truly galactically grateful every single day of the year (all 365-1/4 of them!), during the month of November, the month of Thanksgiving, we like to take extra time to Give Thanks to all who have supported Higher Orbits throughout the year. So starting today across all our social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) you will see us #GivingThanks to our out of this world wonderful 2022 supporters. We hope you’ll join us & #GiveThanks to those who work with us to support the stellar students in their communities. It’s truly our honor to work with each and every one of these supporters to help inspire the next generation of STEMists & Explorers.

Thank you!!!

About the author

Michelle Lucas
Founder & President of Higher Orbits

Michelle spent 10 years working at NASA primarily in International Space Station (ISS) Flight Control Operations Planning and as an Astronaut Instructor in the Daily Operations Group. Her passion for inspiring students led to extensive work with other organizations in STEM outreach. She then decided to form Higher Orbits to continue to work to inspire students about the wonders of STEM through spaceflight.



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