Donning a green science lab coat, Melissa Sleeper moves around her Gifford Middle School classroom with a handful of solar planet stuffed toys. The bell rings and quickly, one by one, teenage students swarmed the space-themed classroom.
It is only speculation at this point, but a number of Oscoda Township representatives say they believe the community has a good shot at getting a slice of the spaceport action.
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation has selected Leesburg-based Higher Orbits as a winner in its 2020 Commercial Space Leadership Awards. The program recognizes leading innovators, investors, educators, journalists, and policymakers for their significant contributions to the success of the commercial space industry.
PRESS RELEASE – HIGHER ORBITS GO FOR LAUNCH! FLORIDA SPACE DAY SERIES INSPIRES FUTURE SPACE PROGRAM WORKFORCE
LEESBURG, Virginia, Jan. 16, 2020 – Educational non-profit Higher Orbits’ Go For Launch! experience has been selected to kick-off the January 2020 Florida Space Day event in Tallahassee, Florida. During the Go For Launch! Florida Space Day Tallahassee experience, Tallahassee high school students will have the opportunity to create space exploration research endeavors and compete to have their student-designed project, that may benefit humans both off and on the Earth, launched to and conducted on the International Space Station.
Press Release From: Commercial Spaceflight Federation Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2020The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is excited to announce the winners of the 2020 Commercial Space Leadership Awards in recognition of leading innovators, investors, educators, journalists, and policymakers for their significant contributions to the success of the commercial space industry. The United States is undergoing a renaissance in space, and the commercial industry plays a pivotal role in this major transformation.The 2020 winners are:Higher Orbits: The Patti Grace Smith STEM Award Winner: Higher Orbits is recognized for its leadership as an educator committed to scientific excellence and the expansion of knowledge for the next generation of commercial space pioneers.