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My students and I are heading into space!

Blast off is this Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7 am. Students from Baden Academy and from Grow a Generation workshops earned their spot as virtual crew members aboard the Orion Spacecraft.


Congratulations Zoe, Lexi, Ava, Bryant, Emily and Glorian!




I got my ticket …





Get your child excited!   Consider logging in the Orion EFT-1 Young Engineers Google Hangout  “Orion and the future of manned U.S. deep-space exploration.”

Cape Canaveral, FL – A panel of young engineers working on the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) will discuss the planned December 4 test launch of Orion. The panelists will discuss how this program shapes America’s future manned deep-space exploration initiatives. They will also discuss the importance of their science, technology, engineering and mathematics backgrounds in relation to their careers in aerospace. Panelists hold expertise in the vehicle’s liquid propulsion system, launch abort system, reentry engines, heat shield, spacecraft electronics design and launch vehicle integration.

WHO:             Moderator: Leland Melvin, former astronaut and former NASA Assistant Administrator for Education. Heather McKay, Lockheed Martin Corporation Erica Sandoval, ATK Erica Raine, Aerojet Rocketdyne Michelle Pelersi, Textron Michelle Sinclair, United Launch Alliance

WHAT:          Orion EFT-1 Google Hangout with Young Engineers

WHEN:          3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

WHERE:       Virtual video feed via Google On Air Hangouts available at

Questions may be submitted online in advance or during the program by tweeting #OurSpaceAge or through the website’s hosted comments form.

CONTACT:  Adam Kostecki  +1 703-358-1015 office +1 757-897-0406 mobile [email protected]

and watch the launch!!!

The weather is forecast to be 60 percent “go” for a scheduled liftoff at 7:05 a.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 4.

On Dec. 3, a prelaunch status briefing will be held at 11 a.m. A NASA overview event with participation from social media followers will air at 1 p.m.

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