Jan. 26-27: Go For Launch! in Durham, NC
Students in the Durham area can sign up to attend a Go For Launch! workshop led by Higher Orbits. Learn about spaceflight and solve team challenges, work with astronauts, scientists, and other mentors, and compete for the opportunity to send your experiment to space! Learn more about the Durham event
January 19 & 21: Go For Launch! in Seattle, WA
Students in the Seattle area can sign up to attend a Go For Launch! workshop led by Higher Orbits. Learn about spaceflight and solve team challenges, work with astronauts, scientists, and other mentors, and compete for the opportunity to send your experiment to space! Learn more about the Seattle event
- Student Experiments Launch
Dec. 4: SpaceX CRS-16 Launch to the ISS
A SpaceX Dragon capsule a Falcon 9 rocket will carry supplies and science experiments to the ISS. More details will be available soon from the ISS National Lab.
- Program Deadline
Nov. 30: Proposal Deadline for Ham Radio Contacts with ISS
Amateur Radio on the ISS (ARISS) is an international free program that enables students to talk with astronauts on the ISS over ham radio. Schools, libraries, and other community centers can submit proposals through November 30, 2018 for radio contacts to be scheduled in July-December 2019. Submit an ARISS Proposal
Nov. 28: Entries Due for Growing Beyond Earth Challenge (Grades K-5)
The Fairchild Challenge by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is an award-winning environmental science program with multiple competitions each school year. The second challenge for 2018-19 is Growing Beyond Earth: Greetings From Earth for grades K-5. Design a way to grow plants on spacecraft for missions to the moon, Mars, and beyond! Register Your School and Submit Entries
- ISS Event
Nov. 30: ARISS Radio Contact with ISS Crew Member
On November 24, 2018, at 19:05 UTC (2:05 pm EST), tune in to a live webcast of an ARISS radio contact! For about 10 minutes, students in Goffs, Nova Scotia will talk with NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor on the ISS. Watch either of these two live streams: Halifax Public Libraries or Claudio Ariotti.
Oct. 25-27: Space Station Explorers at FAST Conference
We will be at the 2018 Florida Association of Science Teachers (FAST) Conference in Miami, Florida. This year’s theme “Full STEM Ahead!” focuses on using new and engaging learning experiences to excite K-12 students about science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM).