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NASA's Perseverance Rover Sends Image of Landing

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech This high-resolution still image comes from a video taken by several cameras as the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover touched down Feb. 18. February 19, 2021 Data coming in from the successful landing Thursday of Mars 2020 Perseverance rover showed everything appeared to be "working as expected," according to...
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Announcing New AE Initiative: 'Cap Goes to the Moon'

All CAP members have the chance to have their names flown to and placed on the moon via the Peregrine Lunar Lander being built by Astrobotic of Pittsburgh, which will touch down on the lunar surface's Lacus Mortis region later this year. This is all thanks to the Virginia Wing...
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NASA's SpaceX Crew Launches To International Space Station

Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky A SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 15 An international crew of astronauts is scheduled to dock to the International Space Station's Harmony module...
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Squadron Plan of Action report no longer required

All AEOs should have recently received a letter informing you that the Squadron AE POA is no longer a requirement. Squadron AEOs should still plan how you will conduct AE throughout the year; however you don’t have to complete and submit a report like before. Consider reviewing the AE Annual...
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New AEX I and II Curriculum Books Now Available Online

Two new 2020 editions of AEX I and AEX II are now available on the AE Downloads and Resources virtual bookshelf in eServices. AEX I (2020) offers 13 hands-on aerospace/STEM activities for K-5th graders. There is also an air traffic control-themed coloring book. AEX II (2020) features 13 hands-on aerospace/STEM...
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Check out what's happening in CAP Aerospace Education

This year has brought much change because of the impacts of COVID-19, but Civil Air Patrol's Aerospace Education mission has been at work in new ways. Before the shutdown, our programs topped many previous records. We will go into 2021 with new opportunities on the horizon. Take a look at...
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Rocky Mountain Region to present free online AEO School

Rocky Mountain Region will present a free, one-day online AEO School via Google Meet from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (MDT) August 29. This course is geared to CAP senior members in the AE Specialty Track. Another online course targeted for Aerospace Education Members (AEMs) is in the early planning...
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NASA to launch Mars 2020 Perseverance rover this week

NASA/JPL-Caltech An artist's concept of the Mars 2020 Perseverance on the Red Planet At 7:50 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 30, NASA will launch its Mars 2020 Perseverance rover from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41 in Florida to start its almost seven-month journey to the Red Planet....
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