The National Association of Rocketry (NAR) offers an Educator Newsletter and a free Rocketry Resource CD-ROM (available to educators and youth leaders in the U.S. and Canada only).
Announcements - 2014 Archive
NASA is inviting the public to send their names on a microchip to Mars aboard the Orion spacecraft. Orion's first flight, a 4.5-hour, two-orbit test mission is scheduled for Dec. 4. Your name's journey continues after splashdown as the names will fly on future NASA exploration flights and missions to Mars. The deadline submit your name to the test flight is. Oct. 31. Join the conversation on social media with #JourneyToMars.
Middle Tennessee State University and TN Wing of Civil Air Patrol sign renewed partnership agreement in video to continue conducting Aerospace Education programs for CAP educators and cadets. ~ With CAP TN Wing Commander, Col Bill Lane- May 2014
AZ Teacher Extraordinaire, Kaci Heins, former National CAP ACE Teacher of the Year, conducted an AWEsome March '14 high-altitude balloon launch and experiment with her students. Check out the amazing YouTube video at http://youtu.be/1j1UJKARy5Q. It is 12 minutes long, but well worth the watch!
CAP's Rocky Mountain Region Deputy Chief of Staff/Aerospace Education, Lt Col Kaye Ebelt doing Out of this World work! Check it out HERE!
NASA's "World" Video: View NASA's inspirational video featuring the International Space Station and its crews set to the song "World" by recording artists Five for Fighting. The video features imagery of both the space station and the space shuttles that have served as the workhorses of space station construction and resupply. It uses selections from orbit as well as Earth-bound training and launch activities to communicate the importance of space exploration and its benefits for future generations.
Do you have students or cadets under the age of 19? Did you know they can join the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) for FREE? Click here for AMA membership info. Check out the 9-minute video clip showing the signing and information about CAP. CAP AE is pleased to offer a curriculum product to our members called CAP-TERS, which stands for Civil Air Patrol Teachers Educational Remote Sensing. This DVD product gives teachers and AEOs a tool to teach geography and aerospace education. If you would like to find out more and order the DVD, log into eServices and click the "AE Downloads" link on the left side of the screen. You will then see CAP-TERS located at the bottom of the "AE Downloads" page.