The 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.
Woodinville native Aliah Haigh knew very little about engineering one week prior to her participation in “Go For Launch! Full STEAM Ahead” at the Museum of Flight. Regardless, her group of friends, called Team Northern Lights, was chosen as the winning team.
Thousands of postcards, an array of science experiments and a couple of art projects took a suborbital ride to space today on Blue Origin’s New Shepard spaceship, during a test flight aimed at blazing a trail for space travelers. Today’s uncrewed flight was the 12th test mission for the New Shepard program, which is just one of the space initiatives being pursued by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ space venture. It’s been seven months since the previous test flight in May. Liftoff from Blue Origin’s suborbital launch facility in West Texas came one day after weather concerns forced a postponement. Even today, the launch team had to wait for heavy fog to clear before sending up the 60-foot-tall reusable spacecraft at 11:53 a.m. CT (9:53 a.m. PT).
AIAA Press Release – AIAA-sponsored High School Students’ Experiment Launched to Space by Blue Origin New Shepherd Rocket
December 11, 2019 – Reston, Va. – Three high school students from the Seattle area will experience what most people only dream of—to have their experiment launched into space Wednesday at 12:55 p.m. EST as part of the Blue Origin New Shepherd payload. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) sponsored Go For Launch! Seattle 2019 Full STEAM Ahead, a science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) education program created by nonprofit Higher Orbits, and held in January at The Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. The Higher Orbits program gives high school students the opportunity to work with astronauts and scientists to develop STEM or STEAM projects that are launched to suborbital space or conducted on the International Space Station.