When the 8th grade science class of AEM Kathy Francis was ready for its outdoor rocket launch, CAP Lt. Col. Michael Castania was there to help.
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Maj. Pierce Sherrill, AEO, GLR-WI-197, has prepared aPowerPoint for educators to use on the comet landing.
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.
The U.S. Coast Guard retired its last operational Falcon Sept. 23 at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas. (Defense Media Network)
With help from AFA and CAP, administrators and teachers at Camino Real Elementary School in a small Texas city have inspired students about new STEM careers. On "ACE Day," students learn about aerospace and even visit a nearby airport, where CAP and AFA volunteers literally show them the career heights they can reach with strong math and science skills. (AFA Wingman)
Registration opened Sept. 2 in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR). In the world's largest rocket contest, some 7,000 students nationwide design, build and fly a model rocket that must reach a specific altitude and duration. Organizers hope to encourage students to study math and science and seek aerospace careers. The top 100 teams after qualification flights go to the finals in Washington, D.C., in May. Top 10 finishers split $60,000 in cash and scholarships. Registration continues through Dec. 12, 2014
AEOs and DAEs from Florida to Pennsylvania met at Pensacola (Fla.) Naval Air Station June 24-27 at the 13th Annual Civil Air Patrol National AEO School. Hands-on activities and classroom discussions gave class members information on both curriculum and administration. A T-45 simulator and a Blue Angels flight demonstration were among the highlights.
Science, technology, engineering and math jobs take more than twice as long to fill as other job openings, says a new Brookings Institute study.