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HIGHER ORBITS FOUNDATION

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy
  • Employment

Location

P.O. Box 4092LEESBURG, VA 20177 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Higher Orbits is a non-profit with the mission to inspire and engage high-school students through the use of spaceflight, in hands-on, project based learning experiences that are designed to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) and prepare them for future academic and career success by building confidence, perseverance, teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills.

Description

Higher Orbits is a small, 501(c)3 non-profit that uses spaceflight to promote science, technology, engineering, art and math while strengthening leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. Higher Orbits conducts Go For Launch! and Go For Launch! Full STEAM Ahead events across the country and partners with companies and organizations to achieve educational goals that launch the next generation of scientists, researchers and creators. Since being established in 2015 as a non-profit, we have launched 12 student designed experiments to space and/or the International Space Station. To learn more about how we inspire the next generation of STEMists, STEAMists and explorers, visit HigherOrbits.org.

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