Jul 11, 2017
NOTE - none of the video of students or science is from Higher Orbits or Go For Launch! But the video of Michelle & Don talking obviously is really Higher Orbits & Go For Launch! 🙂FOX7 - AustinScience, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are the future and a program in Austin aims to help children get a head start on STEM education and careers. Michelle Lucas with Higher Orbits and retired astronaut Don Thomas talk more about it.
Jun 14, 2017
Orbital ATK will launch its Cygnus spacecraft into orbit to the International Space Station, targeted for November 11, 2017, from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Cygnus will launch on an Antares rocket carrying crew supplies, equipment and scientific research to crewmembers aboard the station.The spacecraft, named the S.S. Gene Cernan after former NASA astronaut Eugene "Gene" Cernan, who is the last person to have walked on the moon, will deliver scientific investigations including those that will study communication and navigation, microbiology, animal biology and plant biology.Here are some highlights of research that will be delivered to the station:
Feb 13, 2017
Using space experiments, non-profit aims to get students excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields.DEERFIELD, IL — A space exploration science program giving students a chance to spend three days with retired astronauts and NASA staff, as well as an opportunity to create a science experiment to be launched into space, will return to Deerfield High School for a second consecutive year in March.Former space station flight controller and astronaut instructor Michelle Lucas started the Go For Launch! program last year. It's the first project undertaken by her educational non-profit, Higher Orbits. A native of Hobart, Indiana, Lucas spent more than a decade working for NASA at Johnson Space Center in Houston before shifting her focus to education.
Feb 10, 2017
Learn from an astronaut and other space industry experts!Durham County Library is excited to present Go For Launch!, a three-day program that uses space exploration as a platform to launch student engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM), while encouraging development of teamwork, communication, and leadership skills.
Feb 4, 2017
It was an honor for ILS to support and be a sponsor at Go For Launch!, a three-day program mentoring high school students from January 14-16, 2017. The event, held at Orbital ATK in Dulles, Virginia, was organized by non-profit Higher Orbits.ILS congratulates all of the talented and hard-working students who participated in the program. In the end, team STEM Power beat out eight other local groups to advance and compete with winners of other Go for Launch! events held around the country. The eventual winner will have their experiment launched to the International Space Station.