May 15, 2024

Michelle & Higher Orbits celebrate Galactic Graduates

Graduation season is upon us and I am SO excited to celebrate all our stellar students who are galactic graduates this year!

You may have noticed that across our social media platforms, we are doing posts to celebrate graduates who have been connected to Higher Orbits. They can be graduating from high school, undergrad, grad, or trade school… we are over the moon to celebrate all these things.

I truly wish I could attend every single graduation I am invited to but alas… there are 2 issues….

  • No teleporter has been invented yet. (Darn it! That would make my life so much easier!)
  • I can’t clone myself. And let’s be honest, even if I could, that’s probably not a good idea!

So while I would love to attend the many High School graduations that I have the privilege of being invited to, I simply can’t make it work for those many invites.


What I will commit to all you out of this world amazing students…

If you stay engaged with Higher Orbits, I will do all in my power to attend your college gradation if I am invited… or if you receive a big award at any time and I am invited. I promise I will do all I can to be there! Admittedly, sometimes I still won’t be able to make it work and when that happens, I am sorry! (Iyshwary, I am still sorry I can’t make it to your graduation at Stanford but I just can’t get from there to our Go For Launch! Alabama program which starts the next day in time. I am sorry! I will be cheering you on from wherever on the planet I am when you are crossing that stage though!)

Space Kids – I am so proud of each and every one of you as you travel on your journey through life. Just because I can’t be there in person, doesn’t mean I am not right there at heart cheering you on and celebrating you. I am! I am cheering loudly and celebrating you! (Careful you know how I love to cheer you all on and it is not out of the question that I will show up with pom poms to shake wildly as I cheer on your successes!)

I treasure and am honored by the invites I receive. Please do not take any of this as a reason to stop!

To all the Galactic Graduates this season – WAY TO GO!!!

And we hope you will continue to keep in touch with us as you journey out into the bigger universe 🙂

(Wondering why a grad you know who has been part of our programs isn’t mentioned? Well we are reliant upon the students when we put out a call for info. Nudge your stellar student to contact us! We want to celebrate them!!)

GO GALACTIC GRADUATES! Go change the world you out of this world amazing humans…

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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