AUSTIN (KXAN) — Many students had the unique opportunity to work with a former NASA astronaut in hopes to have their experiment sent to the International Space Station.Higher Orbits is a non-profit that brings the program Go For Launch! across the country. There are about a dozen of these events scheduled, with more in the works for 2016. During each event, the students work on a variety of collaborative activities, but the main focus is for every team to design an experiment they’d like to see tested in space.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — This summer, local students will have a unique opportunity to work with an astronaut and potentially have their experiment sent to the International Space Station.“Go-For-Launch!” is a the three-day camp that will take place July 11-13 at St. Edward’s University in Austin. Registration is open to high school students and college freshmen and sophomores interested in math, science, leadership, and/or space.
Higher Orbits will host its first Massachusetts “Go for Launch!” program Aug. 15-17 at the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster.
Middle school-aged students in the area will have the opportunity to participate in the three-day program that that uses space exploration as a platform to launch student engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), STEAM (Art), teamwork, communication and leadership.
Through their participation in “Go for Launch!” students learn about human spaceflight and get insight and feedback through a variety of talks delivered by experienced space and STEM professionals. Speakers scheduled to participate in this event include retired astronaut Don Thomas, former ISS flight controller and astronaut instructor Michelle Lucas, and others. The goal is to illustrate the numerous opportunities that exist in STEM-related careers.
The 2nd East End Music & Arts Festival, presented by
uniphi good, is returning to the Hamptons on Friday, September 18th through Sunday, September 20th. The weekend-long happening will showcase music, film, art, entertainment, and education.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A European astronaut, a former NASA trainer and an entrepreneur who encouraged a new generation of international space travelers have been hailed for their success by the institution that helped to inspire each of them: Space Camp.Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, former astronaut trainer Michelle Ham and the late Kaya Tuncer were inducted into the Space Camp Hall of Fame during a ceremony held Friday (Aug. 8) at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.