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August 17, 2023

The City of Midland Department of Airports will host Fly Into Fall, a free education and interactive aviation experience for all ages. Food trucks, face painting, jumpers, exhibits, and more will be available.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 26 at Midland Airpark, 901 Veterans Airpark Lane, Midland.

August 4, 2023

It was a great week in Seattle, and the 12th annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISSRDC) has come to an end. Enjoy a few highlights from Day 3 of the conference.

Day 3 kicked off with the Women’s Networking Breakfast, connecting women in the space industry. During the breakfast, Adele Luta, exploration extravehicular activities integration manager for Oceaneering International, discussed the value of living by “and” instead of “or” to open yourself to new opportunities.

June 22, 2023

Higher Orbits, a nonprofit organization, is hosting the Go For Launch! event to inspire students in grades 8-12 in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Students have the opportunity to work with an astronaut for multiple days and compete to have their science experiment flown to the International Space Station. The event is made possible with support from Jacobs Space Exploration Group and BRPH. Students are participating in engineering design challenges, ethical discussions, and creating mission patches. Retired NASA Astronaut Wendy Lawrence expresses her envy for the opportunities these students have, as she did not have similar opportunities during her childhood.

June 21, 2023

MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) — Higher Orbits is on a mission to launch students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

“We’re running Go For Launch! (our multi-day event) where students in grades 8-12 get to work with an astronaut for multiple days and they compete to have their science experiment flown to the International Space Station,” Higher Orbits CEO/Founder Michelle Lucas said.

June 3, 2023

MIDLAND, Texas (KMID/KPEJ)- The Higher Orbits team will be featuring retired NASA Astronaut Mike Foreman at the upcoming “Go For Launch! Midland” event this June. This marks the second of Midland’s 2023 Series and fifth overall in the Midland Independent School District.

May 23, 2023

The Purple Astronauts team, composed of Hudson eighth grader Lucia Berg, ninth grader Teja Mannem and tenth graders Ellie Bower, Derek Bogusz and Owen Maahs, have a chance to win an out-of-this-world competition – to send their experiment to space.

May 1, 2023

DATE SELECTED IN HONOR OF HISTORIC MISSION OF ALAN SHEPARD (FREEDOM 7)

HONORS THE TRAILBLAZING ACCOMPLISHMENTS & INSPIRATION OF ASTRONAUTS, HIGHLIGHTS SALLY RIDE & 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF HISTORIC MISSION (STS-7)

CELEBRATION INCLUDES A VIRTUAL LINE UP OF ASTRONAUT EVENTS, AND STUDENT CONTEST TO BE PART OF AN IN-PERSON ASTRONAUT EVENT IN JULY

NEW YORKMay 1, 2023 /CNW/ — uniphi space agency, a division of uniphigood, LLC, Announces the Seventh Annual National Astronaut Day™ on May 5th, 2023, honoring Astronaut Sally Ride and Celebrating Astronauts and Space Exploration.

April 27, 2023

“Go for Launch” has rescheduled its program for students eighth through twelfth grade, May 20-21.

The nonprofit Higher Orbits and the local organization, Space St. Croix, are collaborating to present this event. Higher Orbits provides opportunities for youth to interact with astronauts and engineers during a multi-day program to design spaceflight experiments. Their proposals are then vetted and a few selected to fly their experiments to space aboard the International Space Station.

April 7, 2023

As a kid who loves space and science, this has to be the coolest thing ever.

An experiment created by a group of STEM students from Sault Ste Marie is set to head to the International Space Station at the end of 2023.

As reported by 9and10news.com, a group of six students, both middle and high school-aged, attended a camp last year hosted by Higher Orbitz, a non-profit founded by Michelle Lucas who worked for NASA for 11 years.

 

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