May 27, 2022

Higher Orbits Takes Off to Florida for Go For Launch! KSCVC Event Powered by BRPH Series Sponsor and Kennedy Space Center Partnership

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Katy Thompson

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Higher Orbits Takes Off to Florida for Go For Launch! KSCVC Event Powered by BRPH Series Sponsor and Kennedy Space Center Partnership

Higher Orbits Galactic HQ -- May 24, 2022 – Higher Orbits is taking Go For Launch! to Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor Complex thanks to an out of this world partnership with Kennedy Space Center run by Delaware North and Series Sponsor BRPH.

“Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is thrilled to support Higher Orbits’ mission to inspire our next generation of explorers through engaging education programs and outreach! We are proud to host their next event and share in the enthusiasm of their amazing content,” said Therrin Protze, Chief Operating Officer of DNC Parks & Resorts at Kennedy Space Center.

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.

“We're excited to support Higher Orbits again this year! The competition gives students a fun opportunity to explore emerging technologies in space sciences and engineering, exercise their creative muscles, and experience the process of collaborative design alongside astronauts and industry professionals."  Priyanka Valletta, P.E., Civil Engineer and Aerospace Project Manager for BRPH.

Last December, Higher Orbits touched down in Arizona for Go For Launch! Tucson, their first event of the BRPH Series. The Higher Orbits team and Go For Launch! program is scheduled to touch down in Huntsville, AL for the third and final event of the BRPH series. The winning experiment will be picked from amongst the 3 events to be launched to the International Space Station.

“Space Inspires! We are truly grateful to be able to provide this event to our students in a facility immersed in space history, memorabilia, and out of this world exhibits. This event and opportunity would not be possible without our partners at Kennedy Space Center and the support of BRPH,” said Michelle Lucas, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Higher Orbits.

Higher Orbits is also grateful for the support provided by their Diversity and Inclusion Board of BRPH, AIAA, Burns & McDonnell, Dunmore Aerospace, Iridium, Paragon SDC and their organizational partners, OBAP.

Open to students grades 8 through 12, Go For Launch! KSCVC will be held June 28-30, 2022 at Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor Complex, the host partner for this event. Interested students can register online at: https://higherorbits.org/events/go-for-launch-kscvc/. 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 BRPH

BRPH is a technically focused, creative architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) company providing solutions to mission-driven clients’ most challenging programs. Drawing from its technical AEC talent, the firm partners with clients in the aerospace, defense, manufacturing, commercial, education, entertainment, and hospitality markets to identify gaps in their program delivery and to create innovative solutions. Founded in 1964 to support America’s space program, BRPH is consistently ranked among the nation’s top firms and has completed a wide range of projects across the United States and throughout the world. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, BRPH operates regional offices in Orlando; South Florida; Atlanta; Charleston, South Carolina; Huntsville, Alabama; Seattle; Palmdale, California and Phoenix. For more information, visit brph.com.

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