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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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This Giving Tuesday, Higher Orbits GIVES BACK! Thanks to support from Blue Origin Club for the Future, we've got an oppo...
11/30/2021

This Giving Tuesday, Higher Orbits GIVES BACK!

Thanks to support from Blue Origin Club for the Future, we've got an opportunity for communities to pitch us on why a fully funded Go For Launch! should be hosted in their town this Summer.

Supporters and sponsors, individuals and corporations, always come together to make Higher Orbits the incredible community it is and we cannot wait to do more in 2022.

Your Future Flies with Us!
higherorbits.org/giving

#GivingTuesday #SpaceInspires #BlueOrigin #HigherOrbits #ClubForTheFuture #spacecoast #spaceforce #STEM #STEAM #education #givingthanks #givethanks

This Giving Tuesday, Higher Orbits GIVES BACK!

Thanks to support from Blue Origin Club for the Future, we've got an opportunity for communities to pitch us on why a fully funded Go For Launch! should be hosted in their town this Summer.

Supporters and sponsors, individuals and corporations, always come together to make Higher Orbits the incredible community it is and we cannot wait to do more in 2022.

Your Future Flies with Us!
higherorbits.org/giving

#GivingTuesday #SpaceInspires #BlueOrigin #HigherOrbits #ClubForTheFuture #spacecoast #spaceforce #STEM #STEAM #education #givingthanks #givethanks

We are out of this world appreciative of our friends at Copy General for their support all year long and we'd especially...
11/29/2021

We are out of this world appreciative of our friends at Copy General for their support all year long and we'd especially like to #GiveThanks for their support of the Chicagoland Golf Outing this year! Thank you, Copy General! You are out of this world awesome!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GivingThanks #GalacticGolf

We are out of this world appreciative of our friends at Copy General for their support all year long and we'd especially like to #GiveThanks for their support of the Chicagoland Golf Outing this year! Thank you, Copy General! You are out of this world awesome!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GivingThanks #GalacticGolf

We had an absolute blast working with local students at Go For Launch! Lexington this summer with Astronaut Greg "Box" J...
11/28/2021

We had an absolute blast working with local students at Go For Launch! Lexington this summer with Astronaut Greg "Box" Johnson and we'd like to #GiveThanks to The Living Arts & Science Center for their support in hosting this event!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GoForLaunch #Lexington #GivingThanks #KentuckySpace #Kentucky

Higher Orbits would like to #GiveThanks to our out of this world friends at Scot Forge for their stellar support of Go F...
11/28/2021

Higher Orbits would like to #GiveThanks to our out of this world friends at Scot Forge for their stellar support of Go For Launch! Spring Grove 2021. We love working with you!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GoForLaunch #GivingThanks

Higher Orbits would like to #GiveThanks to our out of this world friends at Scot Forge for their stellar support of Go For Launch! Spring Grove 2021. We love working with you!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GoForLaunch #GivingThanks

Higher Orbits Galactic HQ is moving to Colorado! We will need to finish the basement for the office and are looking for ...
11/27/2021

Higher Orbits Galactic HQ is moving to Colorado! We will need to finish the basement for the office and are looking for assistance! Are you or do you know any of the following in the Aurora, CO who might be willing to help support our efforts by donating their services, time, or materials to create an out of this world space for us to operate out of an run our stellar series of Space at Home webinars from? (Looking for GC, framing, drywall, paint, and cool epoxy flooring!)

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit. (Hey HGTV this could be an out of this world opportunity…)

Thank you for your consideration!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM

Higher Orbits Galactic HQ is moving to Colorado! We will need to finish the basement for the office and are looking for assistance! Are you or do you know any of the following in the Aurora, CO who might be willing to help support our efforts by donating their services, time, or materials to create an out of this world space for us to operate out of an run our stellar series of Space at Home webinars from? (Looking for GC, framing, drywall, paint, and cool epoxy flooring!)

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit. (Hey HGTV this could be an out of this world opportunity…)

Thank you for your consideration!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM

T-minus 1 week and counting until our first ever Go For Launch! Tucson.We are over the moon to be able to hold this even...
11/27/2021

T-minus 1 week and counting until our first ever Go For Launch! Tucson.

We are over the moon to be able to hold this event at Pima Air and Space as part of the BRPH series.

Students in grades 8-12 will work with Astronaut Wendy Lawrence and compete to have their ideas launched into space! This event is designed for ALL students, even those with only a casual Interest in space or STEM.

Registration is still open and we have a pay what you can option available to support all who want to attend. (If you need additional assistance please contact us, we will help!)

REGISTER TODAY!

www.HigherOrbits.org

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GoForLaunch #TucsonAZ #Arizona #Tucson Paragon Space Development Corporation Artwork by Rouch

T-minus 1 week and counting until our first ever Go For Launch! Tucson.

We are over the moon to be able to hold this event at Pima Air and Space as part of the BRPH series.

Students in grades 8-12 will work with Astronaut Wendy Lawrence and compete to have their ideas launched into space! This event is designed for ALL students, even those with only a casual Interest in space or STEM.

Registration is still open and we have a pay what you can option available to support all who want to attend. (If you need additional assistance please contact us, we will help!)

REGISTER TODAY!

www.HigherOrbits.org

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GoForLaunch #TucsonAZ #Arizona #Tucson Paragon Space Development Corporation Artwork by Rouch

We'd like to #GiveThanks to Brunch Cafe for their continued out of this world support of Go For Launch! Spring Grove. Fu...
11/24/2021

We'd like to #GiveThanks to Brunch Cafe for their continued out of this world support of Go For Launch! Spring Grove. Fuel is important for rockets to launch and fuel (in the form of food) is important to help launch students thinking! So grateful for the support!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GoForLaunch #GivingThanks #SpringGroveIL

We'd like to #GiveThanks to Brunch Cafe for their continued out of this world support of Go For Launch! Spring Grove. Fuel is important for rockets to launch and fuel (in the form of food) is important to help launch students thinking! So grateful for the support!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GoForLaunch #GivingThanks #SpringGroveIL

Higher Orbits would like to #GiveThanks to Microsoft TechSpark's support of #GoForLaunch Bismarck this summer. It was an...
11/23/2021

Higher Orbits would like to #GiveThanks to Microsoft TechSpark's support of #GoForLaunch Bismarck this summer. It was an absolute blast working with the stellar students in the community for this first area event!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #Bismarck #GivingThanks

#ThrowbackThursday to the OA-8 what's onboard press conference just over 4 years ago at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. ...
11/18/2021

#ThrowbackThursday to the OA-8 what's onboard press conference just over 4 years ago at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Abi Youngker represented the Saguaro Snakes in sharing with everyone about their team's experiment that was launching aboard Cygnus to study about nitrogen fixation in plants in microgravity. This week Abi presented about her Higher Orbits experience at ASCEND. We love to see what great science communicators these students are!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #Communication #tbt #StudentScienceInSpace

#ThrowbackThursday to the OA-8 what's onboard press conference just over 4 years ago at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Abi Youngker represented the Saguaro Snakes in sharing with everyone about their team's experiment that was launching aboard Cygnus to study about nitrogen fixation in plants in microgravity. This week Abi presented about her Higher Orbits experience at ASCEND. We love to see what great science communicators these students are!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #Communication #tbt #StudentScienceInSpace

In just a few weeks Go For Launch! will be coming to Tucson for the first time with Astronaut Wendy Lawrence. We are ove...
11/18/2021
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In just a few weeks Go For Launch! will be coming to Tucson for the first time with Astronaut Wendy Lawrence. We are over the moon to be at Pima Air and Space & can't wait to work with stellar students there! This space inspired STEM event is open to all students (from anywhere) in grades 8-12. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to have a blast at #GoForLaunch! Rocket scientists welcome too!

Work with an Astronaut and other space professionals for the entire event. Have fun with team challenges. Compete to have YOUR ideas launched Into space.

This event is set-up to help support everyone so the registration fee is pay what you can. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or issues. We want to help!

Don't delay - register today!!
www.HigherOrbits.org

This event is made possible thanks to the support of Series Sponsor BRPH and local supporters Paragon Space Development Corporation & Artwork by Rouch. Supporters still needed. Contact us!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #Tucson #Arizona

(Hey Tucson Weekly News 4 Tucson - KVOA we thought this might be of interest to you!)

Higher Orbits is a non-profit with the mission of promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); along with leadership, teamwork, and communication through the use of spaceflight. Mankind’s journey into space serves as an ideal launchpad to excite students of all ages about STEM/STEAM...

Today we'd like to #GiveThanks to a few of the outstanding Astronauts who supported Space at Home this year... please jo...
11/17/2021

Today we'd like to #GiveThanks to a few of the outstanding Astronauts who supported Space at Home this year... please join us in #GivingThanks to Astronauts Robert Curbeam & Greg "Box" Johnson for their out of this world amazing sessions with our students. Their stories were educational and inspirational and we feel so fortunate to have had them both as part of Space at Home!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM

We loved watching our students shine yesterday at our Higher Orbits ASCEND panel “Inspiring the Next Generation of STEMi...
11/17/2021

We loved watching our students shine yesterday at our Higher Orbits ASCEND panel “Inspiring the Next Generation of STEMists & Explorers to Higher Orbits!”

Our panel featured our Founder Michelle Lucas and Astronaut Greg H. Johnson. Our stellar student panelists were Kiera Fehr, Chirag Goel, Skye McCord, and Abigail Youngker.

Our galactically great panelists remarked on their winning experiments and what the Go For Launch! experience meant to them as students, professionals, and individuals. We are SO proud of these inspirational individuals and all they have accomplished and all they will continue to accomplish in the wonderful world of STEM!

We would like to thank AIAA - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for allowing us to have the opportunity to spotlight our stellar students at ASCEND!

#SpaceInspires #ASCENDSpace #Space #STEM #STEAM #ShootForTheStars #STEMEducation

We loved watching our students shine yesterday at our Higher Orbits ASCEND panel “Inspiring the Next Generation of STEMists & Explorers to Higher Orbits!”

Our panel featured our Founder Michelle Lucas and Astronaut Greg H. Johnson. Our stellar student panelists were Kiera Fehr, Chirag Goel, Skye McCord, and Abigail Youngker.

Our galactically great panelists remarked on their winning experiments and what the Go For Launch! experience meant to them as students, professionals, and individuals. We are SO proud of these inspirational individuals and all they have accomplished and all they will continue to accomplish in the wonderful world of STEM!

We would like to thank AIAA - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for allowing us to have the opportunity to spotlight our stellar students at ASCEND!

#SpaceInspires #ASCENDSpace #Space #STEM #STEAM #ShootForTheStars #STEMEducation

We'd like to #GiveThanks to  A-B Emblem for their generous support of mission patches for the students at Go For Launch!...
11/15/2021

We'd like to #GiveThanks to A-B Emblem for their generous support of mission patches for the students at Go For Launch! Alpena! After hearing about the various patches from Astronaut Don Thomas's missions, the students got to take home their own patch from one of his flights! That's stellar #SpaceSwag! Thank you A-B Emblem!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GivingThanks #MichiganSpace #MissionPatchMonday

We'd like to #GiveThanks to A-B Emblem for their generous support of mission patches for the students at Go For Launch! Alpena! After hearing about the various patches from Astronaut Don Thomas's missions, the students got to take home their own patch from one of his flights! That's stellar #SpaceSwag! Thank you A-B Emblem!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GivingThanks #MichiganSpace #MissionPatchMonday

We'd like to #GiveThanks to our out of this world host of Go For Launch! Spring Grove The Shores Of Turtle Creek for the...
11/14/2021

We'd like to #GiveThanks to our out of this world host of Go For Launch! Spring Grove The Shores Of Turtle Creek for their continued support of our space inspired STEM event in their community. We LOVE being able to hold this event In partnership with them and consider them part of the Higher Orbits family! Thank you Anna & The Shores of Turtle Creek!

#SpaceInspires #GivingThanks #STEM #STEAM #GoForLaunch

Student Spotlight & ASCEND Speaker Spotlight - Kiera Fehr. We are over the moon that Kiera Is joining us on our panel to...
11/14/2021

Student Spotlight & ASCEND Speaker Spotlight - Kiera Fehr. We are over the moon that Kiera Is joining us on our panel tomorrow at ASCEND!

Kiera Fehr is a high school junior who attends the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics on the campus of Morehead State University. Her passion for creative engineering has won her several national science fair awards including being named both a top 300 Broadcom MASTERS and Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) finalist for her research and development of biodegradable ink, stress testing 3D printed wrenches in space, and a novel approach to termite methane production from broccoli consumption on the International Space Station. She is a KET Young Writers national contest finalist and Stockholm Junior Water Prize awardee. She is a three-time Higher Orbits attendee, a winning team member of the 2019 Series Go For Launch! competition, and an Advisory Board Member. She has enjoyed being involved with Higher Orbits through participation in their phenomenal Go For Launch! events and Space at Home kits. She has always had an affinity for all things space and aspires to work in the aerospace industry.

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GoForLaunch AIAA - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics #SpeakerSpotlight

Student Spotlight & ASCEND Speaker Spotlight - Kiera Fehr. We are over the moon that Kiera Is joining us on our panel tomorrow at ASCEND!

Kiera Fehr is a high school junior who attends the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics on the campus of Morehead State University. Her passion for creative engineering has won her several national science fair awards including being named both a top 300 Broadcom MASTERS and Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) finalist for her research and development of biodegradable ink, stress testing 3D printed wrenches in space, and a novel approach to termite methane production from broccoli consumption on the International Space Station. She is a KET Young Writers national contest finalist and Stockholm Junior Water Prize awardee. She is a three-time Higher Orbits attendee, a winning team member of the 2019 Series Go For Launch! competition, and an Advisory Board Member. She has enjoyed being involved with Higher Orbits through participation in their phenomenal Go For Launch! events and Space at Home kits. She has always had an affinity for all things space and aspires to work in the aerospace industry.

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GoForLaunch AIAA - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics #SpeakerSpotlight

We had a blast at the first ever Go For Launch! Lakeland and we'd like to #GiveThanks to Lakeland Linder International A...
11/13/2021

We had a blast at the first ever Go For Launch! Lakeland and we'd like to #GiveThanks to Lakeland Linder International Airport for their support In making this event possible! Galactically grateful to get to work with the students in this community!

#SpaceInspires #STeM #STEAM #GoForLaunch Aerospace Center for Excellence #FlyLakeland #SpotlightSaturday #GivingThanks

We would like to take a moment to #GiveThanks to Astronaut Greg H. "Box" Johnson for his out of this world support of Go...
11/12/2021

We would like to take a moment to #GiveThanks to Astronaut Greg H. "Box" Johnson for his out of this world support of Go For Launch! Lexington at The Living Arts & Science Center this summer. The students had a blast hearing about his spaceflights and were thrilled to have his mentorship In the design of their experiments!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GivingThanks

On this day in 2017, OA-8 launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility to the International Space Station carrying cargo...
11/12/2021

On this day in 2017, OA-8 launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility to the International Space Station carrying cargo including 2 Go For Launch! student experiments.

Team members from Saguaro Snakes & Operation Galaxy X were all at launch to see their experiment designs take flight!

#SpaceInspires #FlashbackFriday #fbf #OTD #OnThisDayInSpace #StudentScienceInSpace

Higher Orbits would like to #GiveThanks to Spaniak Realty for their out of this world support throughout the years and e...
11/10/2021

Higher Orbits would like to #GiveThanks to Spaniak Realty for their out of this world support throughout the years and especially for their support of our inaugural Chicagoland Golf Outing! THANK YOU!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GivingThanks #Chicagoland Kati Byrne Spaniak

Higher Orbits would like to #GiveThanks to Spaniak Realty for their out of this world support throughout the years and especially for their support of our inaugural Chicagoland Golf Outing! THANK YOU!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GivingThanks #Chicagoland Kati Byrne Spaniak

Higher Orbits would like to #GiveThanks to Dakota Community Bank & Trust for their support of #GoForLaunch Bismarck this...
11/08/2021

Higher Orbits would like to #GiveThanks to Dakota Community Bank & Trust for their support of #GoForLaunch Bismarck this summer. It was our first event In Bismarck and we had a blast with the stellar students there!

Thank you Dakota Community Bank & Trust for working with us to inspire the next generation of STEMists & Explorers in your community!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GivingThanks #NorthDakota #Bismarck

Higher Orbits would like to #GiveThanks to Dakota Community Bank & Trust for their support of #GoForLaunch Bismarck this summer. It was our first event In Bismarck and we had a blast with the stellar students there!

Thank you Dakota Community Bank & Trust for working with us to inspire the next generation of STEMists & Explorers in your community!

#SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GivingThanks #NorthDakota #Bismarck

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Giving Tuesday is a wonderful opportunity for companies to give back to the community. Visit givingtuesday.org for specific examples of how you and your company can impact the lives of others. Bite Me Cancer Foundation Canines-N-Kids Foundation Children's Science Center Loudoun Habitat for Humanity Higher Orbits INMED Partnerships for Children Loudoun Cares Loudoun First Responders Foundation Loudoun Free Clinic Mobile Hope Our Military Kids The Arc of Loudoun #GivingTuesday #Community #[email protected]
For #NationalSTEMDay, we’re spotlighting alumnae Michelle Lucas (’00) and Katy Thompson (’21) and their efforts to engage and inspire high school students with an interest in STEM nationwide through Higher Orbits. In June, winning teams from the nonprofit’s “Go For Launch!” program got to watch their experiments take flight from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. “We’re working with the students in STEM, but we’re also teaching them about leadership, teamwork and communication. It’s really cool to see them blossom because they’re around something they really love with people they can relate to.” - Katy Thompson #GoERAU #STEM #WomenInSTEM
Thank you to the Midland Development Corp for bringing Go For Launch to our community this week 🚀! Students worked on an experiment that will be sent to the International Space Station, honed their communication skills, and got to meet a former astronaut and NASA engineers! How cool is that!? Higher Orbits
Wondering what Go For Launch! is all about and whether or not it might be a fit for your child? Check out this first-hand insight blog post from the team at Higher Orbits! ANNOUNCEMENT -Go For Launch! Bismarck has been rescheduled to August 11-13. We hope you'll help us spread the word! Registration for both the Bismarck-Mandan & Fargo events Is open! https://bit.ly/2VVkAbH Students can come on their own or bring a few friends to be part of their team. No pre-work required! And this event Is designed to appeal to EVERYONE who has even the slightest interested In space or STEM! #SpaceInspires #STEM #STEAM #GoForLaunch #TeamworkTuesday
The entire team at the ISS National Lab offer our sincerest congratulations to our seven educational partner programs who are the recipients of one million dollars from Blue Origin's Club for the Future. This well-deserved recognition will increase your reach and extend your programing to the youth you influence and inspire. The work you do is so important and we look forward to working together! Huge congrats to AIAA - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Challenger Center, Higher Orbits, SciArt Exchange, SEDS-USA and Teachers in Space, Inc. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3hJ45HY
Join the "We Have Liftoff!" virtual race and then run, walk, bike, or swim whenever and wherever you want to support Higher Orbits. All participants will receive this one-of-a-kind 4" flipbook medal, showcasing 30 photographs from the very first SpaceX Falcon Heavy test flight. Remove the crank from the middle rocket booster and attach it to the bottom of the medal; Then turn it to bring the medal to life! Learn more and register at VirtualStrides.com/races/
Wow! Thanks Blue Origin's Club for the Future foundation, for celebrating and supporting these incredible space-based organizations that are already making a difference and will now be able to take their missions even further! Each of these 19 space-based charities will receive a $1 million grant. Full Article: https://www.blueorigin.com/news-archive/club-for-the-future-selects-19-charities All India Artists Association - AIAA #AstraFemina Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Brooke Owens Fellowship Higher Orbits SciArt Exchange SEDS-USA Challenger Center IAF and Ex IAF National Space Society Space for Art Foundation Space for Humanity Space Generation Advisory Council Space Camp Space Frontier Foundation Teachers in Space, Inc. Space Center Houston The Mars Society The Planetary Society #STEAM #STEM
3, 2, 1, We Have Liftoff! Register for this virtual race and then run, walk, bike, or swim whenever and wherever you want to support Higher Orbits. All participants will receive this one-of-a-kind 4" medal, featuring an actual flipbook mounted between an astronaut and a "SpaceVS" rocket. Attach the crank to the bottom of the medal and watch it come to life as you flip through a 30 photograph launch sequence. Learn more and register at VirtualStrides.com/races/
Students 8-12 grade can learn more about #space exploration at the Higher Orbits Foundation 'Go For Launch' summer program. Click here to learn more and register: https://higherorbits.org/events/go-for-launch-spring-grove-3/ #STEM #STEAM #science
#TBT to one week ago when these student scientists from DreamUp and Higher Orbits joined us at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for the launch of SpaceX #CRS22. We are amazed by these students and can't wait for the results of their investigations that are actually onboard the International Space Station right now! Read more about the #science here: https://bit.ly/3yYVlnO
Our partnership with Higher Orbits is critical for reaching the next generation. #STEM programs like Go For Launch! inspire students of many different backgrounds, sparking an interest in #aerospace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAPtZcNtzzQ
There’s a special payload onboard today’s launch of SpaceX #CRS22—pupating cabbage moths. The 2019 Higher Orbits Go For Launch! AIAA Apollo Series winners, Team Flammenwerfer Axolotls, are researching #microgravity’s effects on the developing chrysalis of the Mamestra Brassicae. https://higherorbits.org/press-release/spacex-launches-higher-orbits-student-led-research-to-the-international-space-station/ "Go For Launch! is such an amazing opportunity. Actually sending an experiment into space was an awesome feeling knowing that myself and my high school friends were able to accomplish something as great as this. It was an out of this world event."—Daniel, Flamenwerfer Axoltls Team Member In preparation for launch, the #students collaborated with Space Tango microgravity research experts. Their initial investigation, BUG-01, flew on #NG14 in 2020, but their #science objectives were not met after spaceflight equipment issues. Those issues are addressed with BUG-2. “Technical issues are an invitation to embrace the scientific method and the importance of iteration in engineering,” said Space Tango Director, Engineering Gentry Barnett. “Once we identified a root cause we connected with our student research teams to develop a plan for their next flight.” Team Flammenwerfer Axolotls’ initial struggles were an excellent opportunity for continued #STEAM engagement. This was a chance to revisit the #experiment, prepare for relaunch, and continue toward their ultimate goal—flying student-led research in low Earth orbit. Space Tango’s dedication and swift mobilization ensured the students from Higher Orbits launched their investigation again—this time with the added experience of navigating difficult design challenges. Ad astra per aspera!