Dec 3, 2018
Durham County Library and Higher Orbits, a non-profit with the mission of promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education through the launchpad of spaceflight, are pleased to announce Team Orion the winner of the Go For Launch! (GFL!) 2018 Durham Series presented by the Durham County Library and Durham Library Foundation. Higher Orbits, in partnership with the Library and Foundation, brought the Go For Launch! 2018 Durham Series experience to high school students in Durham, NC across six events held between April 2017 and August 2018.
Dec 3, 2018
Congratulations to team Orion! Their experiment was chosen as the overall Go For Launch! Durham series winner and will launch to the International Space Station on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket tentatively scheduled for launch on December 4. Stay tuned for updates!
Nov 26, 2018
The International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory is enabling a new era of research in space aimed at improving life on Earth. The SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services (CRS)-16 mission is slated for launch no earlier than December 4, 2018, carrying multiple ISS National Lab payloads.The SpaceX CRS-16 mission includes a variety of payloads representing diverse science investigations, ranging from the life and physical sciences to Earth observation and remote sensing, as well as educational experiments intended to engage and excite the next generation of scientists and engineers.
Nov 26, 2018
The International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory is enabling a new era of research in space aimed at improving life on Earth. The SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services (CRS)-16 mission is slated for launch no earlier than December 4, 2018, carrying multiple ISS National Lab payloads.The SpaceX CRS-16 mission includes a variety of payloads representing diverse science investigations, ranging from the life and physical sciences to Earth observation and remote sensing, as well as educational experiments intended to engage and excite the next generation of scientists and engineers.
Nov 23, 2018
On Monday, November 19, Flight Engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor operated the International Space Station’s Canadarm2 to capture a Northrop Grumman Cygnus capsule that launched on November 17. Mission Control then guided the process of berthing the capsule with the Unity module. The Cygnus delivered 7,400 pounds of research and supplies, including several experiments designed by students! And many more student-designed experiments and education payloads will head to the ISS on the SpaceX CRS-16 launch the first week of December!