Higher Orbits and Midland Development Corporation Set to Bring Fifth Go For Launch! Program to Midland Independent School District
Higher Orbits Galactic HQ – May. 23, 2023 – The Higher Orbits team will feature retired NASA Astronaut Mike Foreman at their upcoming Go For Launch! Midland event this June. This program marks the second of Midland’s 2023 Series and the fifth event overall in the Midland Independent School District.
“Thanks to the support of the Midland Development Corporation and Chevron, we are able to provide a world class, once in a lifetime opportunity for students to learn and work together with Ms. Michelle Lucas and her staff, including the astronauts that bring their unique experience alive for our students,” said Jeff Horner, Executive Director-Career and Technical Education of Midland Independent School District.
At Higher Orbits’ Go For Launch! Midland Winter event this past March, the organization announced the winning student experiment of the previous Midland Series. The winning team TARS will have their experiment on snails flown to the International Space Station later this year.
“Space Inspires! Higher Orbits is thrilled to be back in Midland for another stellar program. The Midland 2023 Series will result in another out of this world winning team that will have their experiment flown into space. It is truly exciting and we are grateful to work in the Midland community thanks to the continued support of Midland Development Corporation, Midland ISD, and Chevron.” said Michelle Lucas, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Higher Orbits.
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.
Open to all students, Go For Launch! Midland will be held June 12-13, 2023, at Goddard Junior High School. Interested students can register online at: https://higherorbits.org/go-for-launch/
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 multifaceted worlds of space exploration, research, and spaceflight in order to launch the next generation workforce our world desires. www.higherorbits.org/