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Minn. Unit's High-Altitude Balloon Reaches 95,000 Feet

A Southeast Minnesota Composite Squadron team launched a high-altitude balloon that climbed 95,000 feet and traveled 88 miles away. Team members for the project, part of the Global Space Balloon Challenge, were Maj. Othelmo Da Silva, squadron commander; 2nd Lt. Eric Pool, project officer; and Cadet Airmen Micah Bergen, Joseph...
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2019 National AEO School Registration Opens

The 17th Annual CAP National Aerospace Education Officers School and workshop is open to Aerospace Education Officers (AEOs) and Aerospace Education Members (AEMs). Presentations, hands-on activities, field trips and networking opportunities highlight the week. AEOs attend Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28. Monday's training covers the duties and responsibilities of the AEO position. AEMs attend Tuesday, June 25 - Friday, June 28*.


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Look Back At 2018's Top Space Stories

InSight's Mars landing led to a selfie and the capture of the sound of wind on Mars. Learn about these and other milestones of Space exploration from 2018. CAP member and astronaut Eric Boe is pictured with astronauts selected for upcoming missions. Read more here.


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Save the Date: 2019 National Aerospace Education Officer School

Save the date for the 2019 National Aerospace Education Officer (AEO) School at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. The school, for AEOs and Aerospace Education Members (AEMs), will be held June 24-28 for AEOs and June 25-28 for AEMs. Watch our website and social media for information when...
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Real World Design Challenge 2019 Registration Is Open

Aerospace Education Officers and classroom teachers, sign up for the 2019 Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) and design an unmanned aerial system with the mission of precise agriculture. Real World Design Challenge is an annual competition that provides high school students, grades 9-12, the chance to work on real-world engineering...
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National AEO School And Workshop Registration Deadline June 1

The 2018 Civil Air Patrol National Aerospace Education Officers School and Workshop at Pensacola (Florida) Naval Air Station is open to AEOs and DAEs as well as Aerospace Education Members (AEMs). The dates are June 19-22 for AEOs and DAEs and June 20-22 for AEMs. The deadline to register is...
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CAPR 50-1 (AE Mission) has been released to the field

Civil Air Patrol's Aerospace Education mission regulation, CAPR 50-1 has been released to the field and is now listed in the CAP member publications library. This regulation replaces CAPR 280-2, which has been rescinded. Also CAPR 50-20 (Model Rocketry Program) has been rescinded and is incorporated into CAPR 50-1. CAPP...
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Teachers Learn About, Join CAP AE Program At Space Exploration Educators Conference

The annual Space Exploration Educators Conference at Space Center Houston in February gave educators a chance to hear about and join Civil Air Patrol as an Aerospace Educator Member. National Headquarters staff presented sessions on CAP's STEM Kit Program and the Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) Program and offered TOP Flight sessions. At the STEM Kit session, teachers worked in groups with the Bee-Bot programmable robot, one of 15 STEM Kits the Civil Air Patrol offers to its senior members as well as to AEMs (a special membership category for educators). At the ACE session, educators worked with hands-on activities, such as finger rockets, that are provided to teachers who sign up for that program. In addition, the Texas Wing flew 45 teachers over the course of the conference from flights originating out of Ellington Field



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