Higher Orbits and Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association Prepare to Launch into Final Event of MAMA Series with Go For Launch! Lenawee
Higher Orbits Galactic HQ – Dec. 14, 2022 – Go For Launch! is headed to Michigan this January 13 & 14 thanks to continued support from MAMA and state support from senator Dale Zorn.
“Go For Launch! offers children in Lenawee County and the entire region a fun and unforgettable opportunity to explore the possibilities of space while also using their imagination and working as a team,” said Zorn, R-Onsted. “Space can be the next frontier for our state and our kids. This event can help encourage future generations to consider careers in space-related industries and build our high-tech talent for new aerospace opportunities in our state.”
The hands-on flagship program of Higher Orbits spotlights the wonders of spaceflight and space exploration to provide students across the country the opportunity to develop and strengthen their skills in STEM, teamwork, communication, research design, and leadership. While focusing on spaceflight, Go For Launch! students work alongside a featured astronaut at each event to learn and develop important skills that can be applied in any professional field.
“Talent development and retention are critical to Michigan’s space industry future and that is why we are happy to support Higher Orbits STEM outreach program. Engaging Michigan youth in an interactive, dynamic learning setting to spark their interest to being part of America’s space program, is essential to our state’s success being a Space state,” said Gavin Brown, Executive Director of the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association.
This event will complete the Higher Orbits MAMA Series which also includes Go For Launch! Alpena and Go For Launch! Sault Ste Marie. The winning experiment will be picked from amongst the 3 events to be launched to the International Space Station.
Along with stellar support from MAMA, this event has also been made possible thanks to Big Bang sponsor, Avon Machining.
“Space Inspires! Local support within a community is a key factor in the success of our Go For Launch! programs. We are truly grateful for this stellar support and we are over the moon to bring the wonders of space and STEM to the students of Michigan,” said Michelle Lucas, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Higher Orbits.
Open to students grades 8 through 12, Go For Launch! Lenawee will be held January 13-14, 2022 at Lenawee Intermediate School District Tech Center, the host partner for this event. Interested students can register online at: https://higherorbits.org/go-for-launch/
Financial aid is available to students who need assistance to be able to attend this event.
About Higher Orbits
Founded in 2015, Higher Orbits is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization creating an experiential learning lab for secondary school students across the United States, focused on the multi-faceted worlds of space exploration, research, and spaceflight in order to launch the next generation workforce our world desires. www.higherorbits.org/
About Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association
MAMA’s purpose is to promote the aerospace manufacturing industry in the State of Michigan and, in connection therewith, to help shape a favorable legislative and regulatory environment, encourage innovation and productivity, facilitate employment growth, and increase public understanding of the industry and its economic contribution to the State of Michigan.