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.
CHERRY HILL, N.J., May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Destination Imagination (DI), a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching students the creative process through hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), arts and social entrepreneurship challenges, has partnered with five space science organizations for Global Finals 2016, taking place May 25-28 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The organizations are the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Higher Orbits, Space Camp® and Vision of Flight.
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.