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Higher Orbits Higher Orbits is a non-profit that helps launch students' interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as well as Leadership and Teamwork.
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Feeling inspired by the upcoming launch? Looking for some #FridayFun or a weekend activity? Here's a way to express your...
05/29/2020

Feeling inspired by the upcoming launch? Looking for some #FridayFun or a weekend activity? Here's a way to express your creativity and perhaps even win a stellar prize! Check it out!

#SpaceInspires #STEAM #WeBelieveInAstronauts

COUNTDOWN TO CREATIVITY!
ENTER THE ASTRONAUT & SPACE INSPIRED STUDENT ART CONTEST
Your mission is to create an original piece of artwork that celebrates Astronauts and Space Exploration, and a design that would look great on a T-Shirt or as a sticker.
The winning designers will be sent 10 stickers and a T-Shirt of their winning design… and… the winning art will be featured on the homepage of uniphigoods.
Full info & rules @ link in bio, contest ends on Friday, June 5th at 5pm E
Be creative and have fun… 3,2,1.. go!
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#WeBelieveInAstronauts #NationalAstronautDay #LaunchAmerica #Astronauts #Astronaut #NASA #SpaceX #artcontest #art #artist #drawing #digitalart #contest #artwork #draw #artistsoninstagram #illustration #oc #creative #watercolor #instagram #instaart #anime #digital #artchallenge #dtiys #painting #doodle #artistcompawards

Another rocket launch to start looking forward to!!! #SpaceInspires #RocketLaunch Rocket Lab #Electron
05/28/2020

Another rocket launch to start looking forward to!!!

#SpaceInspires #RocketLaunch Rocket Lab #Electron

Who's ready for another Electron launch? The window for our 12th Electron mission opens 11 June UTC with lift-off scheduled between 04:43 - 06:32 UTC. We're excited to be launching for NASA, the NRO and the University of New South Wales Canberra Space!

Time zones:
UTC: 11 June (04:43 - 06:32)
NZT: 11 June (16:43 - 18:32)
ET: 11 June (00:43 - 02:32)
PT: 10 June (21:43 - 23:32)

#ThrowbackThursday to visiting Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex with Team Orion, winners of the Go For Launch! Durha...
05/28/2020

#ThrowbackThursday to visiting Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex with Team Orion, winners of the Go For Launch! Durham Series, in December 2018 prior to the launch of their experiment into space. Seeing Atlantis is always inspiring and we can't wait to get back to visit her!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #GoForLaunch Durham County Library

05/27/2020

Launch scrubbed due to weather. Trying again on Saturday & hope everyone will tune in then again!!

#LaunchAmerica #SpaceInspires

The crew is strapped into the SpaceX Dragon vehicle...We love this quote from Ferenc, one of our Go For Launch! students...
05/27/2020

The crew is strapped into the SpaceX Dragon vehicle...

We love this quote from Ferenc, one of our Go For Launch! students...

"For centuries, man’s dream of riding a dragon was only fantasy – but on Wednesday, May 27th, it is reality."

Let's hope the weather cooperates and we are able to make this so!

#SpaceInspires #LaunchAmerica #Rocketlaunch #Dragon #GoForLaunch #DM2

Tune in now - #LaunchAmerica coverage has begun on NASA TV or perhaps you are watching other local coverage. Many statio...
05/27/2020
NatGeo and ABC team up for live SpaceX astronaut launch coverage Wednesday

Tune in now - #LaunchAmerica coverage has begun on NASA TV or perhaps you are watching other local coverage. Many stations have special coverage you can check out. NatGeo & ABC have coverage that begins at 3pm...

https://www.space.com/spacex-nasa-abc-national-geographic-launch-america-special.html

#SpaceInspires #RocketLaunch #SpaceX #DM2 #LaunchAmericaLaunchParty Space.com

Tune in to "Launch America: Mission to Space" at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT).

Are you ready for launch?!? We are!Live coverage from NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration begins at noo...
05/27/2020
Live: Launch America — NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 Mission to the International Space Station

Are you ready for launch?!? We are!

Live coverage from NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration begins at noon!

https://www.nasa.gov/content/live-launch-america-nasas-spacex-demo-2-mission-to-the-international-space-station

#SpaceInspires #LaunchAmerica #LaunchAmericaLaunchParty #Falcon9 #Dragon #DM2

NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.

#SpaceInspires & Sally Ride certainly inspires!
05/27/2020

#SpaceInspires & Sally Ride certainly inspires!

Today we celebrate the birthday of Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. Her courage and determination led her to become a role model and hero for future generations.

#SallyRideDay #OnThisDay #everywhereyoulook

Are you part of the #LaunchAmerica Virtual NASA Social? Share your badge here with us so we know to be on the lookout fo...
05/26/2020

Are you part of the #LaunchAmerica Virtual NASA Social? Share your badge here with us so we know to be on the lookout for your social media posts! Not part yet, visit here to request to be part of the group!

https://m.facebook.com/groups/launchamericanasasocial/

#SpaceInspires #RocketLaunch #SpaceX #DM2 NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

We had a blast on May 23rd as we held our first ever virtual Space Prom for previous Go For Launch! students. Apologies ...
05/26/2020

We had a blast on May 23rd as we held our first ever virtual Space Prom for previous Go For Launch! students.

Apologies we did not get pictures of everyone but we will be grabbing screenshots from the recorded video of the event and will post. And we will also post pictures that you send us!

We had a blast on May 23rd as we held our first ever virtual Space Prom for previous Go For Launch! students.

Apologies we did not get pictures of everyone but we will be grabbing screenshots from the recorded video of the event and will post. And we will also post pictures that you send us!

We had a blast at #HigherOrbitsSpaceProm on Saturday and are over the moon to hear that not only did the students also h...
05/26/2020

We had a blast at #HigherOrbitsSpaceProm on Saturday and are over the moon to hear that not only did the students also have a stellar evening... so did the Astronauts who participated! It was truly an out of this world event and we are grateful to the team who made it possible! Thank you to Board of Directors Member Paul & Stellar Supporter Tara for hosting & making sure all the technical elements worked! Thank you to Marc Hayford for DJing this inaugural event. (He was FANTASTIC!)

And yes, we said inaugural event... because we are excited to announce...

While this year's Space Prom came to be out of "necessity" since so many are unable to attend an actual in person Prom event wherever they are, we've decided that this is the start of a new tradition... we will be holding a Virtual Space Prom annually now that all previous Go For Launch! students are able to attend!

Check out the photo album of some photos we snapped and we will add others as people send them to us!

#SpaceInspires #TeamworkTuesday #TraditionTuesday #Prom #StayAtHome

Weather isn't looking great but you just never know with weather and a launch! So we would say as you plan your #LaunchA...
05/26/2020
Stormy weather puts damper on SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch

Weather isn't looking great but you just never know with weather and a launch! So we would say as you plan your #LaunchAmericaLaunchParty you plan for viewing tomorrow with a backup plan for if we have to try again on Saturday!

Speaking of Launching Party plans... here's another thought for you... while you watch from home, consider expanding your launch party via a Facebook Watch Party or perhaps Zoom with friends to watch. Encourage those who might not normally be a space enthusiast to tune in with you!

#SpaceInspires #LaunchAmerica #RocketLaunch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Stormy weather is threatening to delay SpaceX’s first astronaut launch. A SpaceX rocket is scheduled to blast off Wednesday afternoon from Kennedy Space Center,...

T-2 days until the the SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Launch! How are you planning to watch this historic event? Consider planning a...
05/25/2020

T-2 days until the the SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Launch! How are you planning to watch this historic event? Consider planning a launch party at home!

We'd love to hear YOUR ideas of how to make this event even more memorable... What will YOU be doing? Share with us your ideas and we will share some of ours too! (You know us, we like a good theme!)

First up - attire! We know you all have some stellar space attire... Find your favorite (and a back-up too of course in case it doesn't launch on the first attempt) & share your pictures with all of us!

#SpaceInspires #LaunchAmerica #LaunchAmericaLaunchParty #DM2 #SpaceX #SpaceFashion

Did you know Higher Orbits mascot is an otter? Or we should say we are open to all otters being our mascot! Do you know ...
05/25/2020

Did you know Higher Orbits mascot is an otter? Or we should say we are open to all otters being our mascot!

Do you know why our otter mascots love #STEM? Because they want to go to... otter space! Ha! (You know we can't resist a good pun!)

#MascotMonday #PunFun #SpaceInspires #STEAM #OtterlyHilarious #Otters #AnimalsAreAwesome

We had a blast at #HigherOrbitsSpaceProm tonight! Thank you to all who joined in on the stellar celebration. The Office ...
05/24/2020

We had a blast at #HigherOrbitsSpaceProm tonight! Thank you to all who joined in on the stellar celebration. The Office Manager is wiped out from all that dancing! Have a wonderful rest of the night everyone!!

#SpaceInspires

T-20 minutes to the start of #HigherOrbitsSpaceProm! DJ KingHayf is ready to play some stellar tunes... we've got some s...
05/23/2020

T-20 minutes to the start of #HigherOrbitsSpaceProm! DJ KingHayf is ready to play some stellar tunes... we've got some space treats and the Office Manager is dressed up and ready to go...

And the Go For Launch! students have their tickets in hand and are ready to launch this fun evening!

Looking forward to an out of this world evening!

#SpaceInspires

Learn more about the Dragon Crew Capsule that will fly Astronauts into space from US soil for the first time in 9 years!...
05/23/2020
SpaceX's 1st Dragon capsule for astronauts arrives at launch site for historic mission

Learn more about the Dragon Crew Capsule that will fly Astronauts into space from US soil for the first time in 9 years!

https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-arrives-launch-site-demo-2.html?utm_source=Selligent&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9155&utm_content=SDC_Newsletter+&utm_term=3229116&m_i=vHKt6R9ez8RlA_qAidi0g97kGhEWo4pBX3CU5Mo4UIxgsbtiXHxnyHNO3YLAI3CJmwhxgsjfy_k50FeX3Y9YT7Q0mjGdrzjDwkVgipfvvX

#SpacecraftSaturday #SpaceInspires #LaunchAmerica #SpaceX #Dragon #DM2

The spacecraft made the short trek on Friday night (May 15).

We've got #FlashbackFriday with a twist both here and on Twitter in honor of tomorrow's #HigherOrbitsSpaceProm.We are as...
05/22/2020

We've got #FlashbackFriday with a twist both here and on Twitter in honor of tomorrow's #HigherOrbitsSpaceProm.

We are asking folks to share their prom pictures with us in comment here to bring smiles to the students who aren't able to attend Prom in person this year due to the state of the world. (We know that posting too many personal details can be a security risk so we aren't asking for too many specifics - just a picture!)

We hope you'll join us in this fun way to bring joy to these stellar students... and perhaps give them some inspiration as they get ready for their Virtual Space Prom tomorrow!

We'll start! Sharing with you photos (including scan of ticket to prom) from our Founder Michelle & a photo from her Prom Scrapbook from Board of Directors Member Wendy Niemann.

#FlashbackFriday to Destination Imagination, Inc. Global Finals about this time several years ago & our first time suppo...
05/22/2020

#FlashbackFriday to Destination Imagination, Inc. Global Finals about this time several years ago & our first time supporting that event. We had a blast and were thrilled to get to meet such stellar students! We want all our friends at DI to know we are thinking about them and all the students who would usually be participating in #GlobalFinals during this time. We look forward to our orbits crossing again when safe to do so and until then we wish everyone well!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #fbf

Students in Spring Grove, IL had a blast last year at Go For Launch! with Astronaut Gregory H. Johnson. This event was a...
05/21/2020

Students in Spring Grove, IL had a blast last year at Go For Launch! with Astronaut Gregory H. Johnson. This event was at The Shores Of Turtle Creek in partnership with Scot Forge as part of the AIAA - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Apollo Series of events. It just so happens that the winning team of that Series came from this event and will have their experiment launched into space to be conducted on the International Space Station!

(As of right now we are still planning for our Spring Grove event this summer. Obviously things can change with the ever evolving situation but to find out more about this year's event visit www.GoForLaunch.space)

#ThrowbackThursday #tbt #SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GoForLaunch #ScotForge

This is exciting... another inaugural launch this weekend... this one is an air launch! Virgin Orbit has a launch attemp...
05/21/2020
Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit plans first space launch

This is exciting... another inaugural launch this weekend... this one is an air launch! Virgin Orbit has a launch attempt planned for Sunday - wishing them lots of luck!

https://hosted.ap.org/TPGIMAGES/article/a4055fc87d9d7589df6345cffd58e372/richard-bransons-virgin-orbit-plans-first-space-launch

Go Cosmic Girl!
Go LauncherOne!
Go Virgin Orbit!

#SpaceInspires #RocketLaunch #AirLaunch #CosmicGirl #LauncherOne

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit is targeting the coming weekend for its first attempt to launch a demonstration payload into space aboard a rocket released from beneath the wing of a Boeing 747.The air launch is scheduled for Sunday off the coast of Southern California and will...

While you #StayAtHome more are you doing more online shopping before? May we give you a gentle nudge and ask that if you...
05/20/2020
Support Higher Orbits Foundation by shopping at AmazonSmile.

While you #StayAtHome more are you doing more online shopping before? May we give you a gentle nudge and ask that if you aren't already using Amazon Smile to support Higher Orbits, please consider doing so! It is at no cost to you but helps to support our space inspired STEM events for students. And if you'd help spread the word, that would be out of this world amazing. We are surprised how many people don't even know about Amazon Smile!

Just be sure to #StartWithASmile every time you go to shop Amazon

smile.amazon.com/ch/46-3550618

#SpaceInspires #SupportSTEM #ShopForACause #STEM

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Higher Orbits Foundation. Support us every time you shop.

Update on our space inspired STEM event, Go For Launch!, with respect to Covid-19...Due to the challenging circumstances...
05/20/2020

Update on our space inspired STEM event, Go For Launch!, with respect to Covid-19...

Due to the challenging circumstances of the world, we've had to, in tandem with our hosts and partners in each location, determine that we will not be running any of the Go For Launch! programs that were scheduled for June 2020 at the originally scheduled times.

We are working ardently to determine new dates for each of those events and will let you know them as soon as we do! While the Alpena, MI event has requested to move to 2021 (host request and those dates will be June 22-24, 2021), the Las Cruces, Space Coast Florida and Rhode Island events we are working to reschedule for later this summer or this fall. Let us reiterate - we will reschedule all of these not cancel... we are committed to working with each of these communities and their students.

Our programs from July on are still currently as scheduled but as this is clearly an ever evolving situation on the planet we are constantly monitoring and evaluating. We will be following the guidelines of the states and the CDC.

Please know that we understand it's more important than ever for students to have STEM opportunities. We VERY much look forward to working with students across the country as soon as we can safely do so.

We will update the website with new dates as soon as we have them for the events that are being rescheduled. (Apologies that we have the challenge that due to website limitations we are not able to just put "TBD" there so the old dates are still reflected.)

We thank you for your patience. We are grateful for your continued support.

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GoForLaunch #Teamwork #Leadership #Communication #Covid19 BRPH The Astronauts Memorial Foundation Tech Collective Alpena Community College

Schedule for 1 week from today is return of human spaceflight to American soil. Are you planning to tune in? WE ARE! Lea...
05/20/2020
How SpaceX's Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission will work in 13 steps

Schedule for 1 week from today is return of human spaceflight to American soil. Are you planning to tune in? WE ARE!

Learn more about the mission thanks to Space.com!

https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-demo-2-step-by-step.html?utm_source=Selligent&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9155&utm_content=SDC_Newsletter+&utm_term=3229116&m_i=gOxo52wtGNxLbdV7_WDUxNeygHVMuZJgNzlcWmdYUlzkfGo1m6NxTwkjSScLDGeJIgZLNMq01rlQ97iNHixDiUzoqz_Le2dGdOMZqoxgg5

#SpaceInspires #LaunchAmerica #RocketLaunch #SpaceX #Dragon

Here's a step-by-step explainer of what will happen during SpaceX's first Crew Dragon mission with astronauts, from prelaunch preparations to splashdown.

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Same for this page ;)
Found them in MA!
Great to see involvement of the younger generation including our granddaughter Nisha Polk in this project. They are the future for his planet
Latest Higher Orbits experiment was just installed into TangoLAB by Astronaut Serena!
Way to go, MILE!!!
I had so much fun at go for a launch thanks to Don Thomas Tara Sweeney and Mitchell Lucas you guys made my week.
NASA Space Shuttle cake
Great to see my daughter Mclain getting a certificate completing a week at Go For Launch at Morehead State!