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The Go For Launch! To Mars(PA) is a learning series culminating in a 3-day program with students competing to design an experiment for the International Space Station.


This is more than the 3-day hands-on student program.  Kicking off with the Countdown Breakfast, teaching through the virtual In-Flight Learning series, concluding with several June in-person events.  The links below take one to specifics on each of these programs.

In-person event for high school students

Occurred on Feb. 8, 2024


  • Siri Maley & Raewyn Duvall, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Michelle Lucas, Higher Orbits

Click above to watch the Countdown Breakfast recording

Virtual episodes educating students on what science is possible in space

Feb. through May 2024

Click above for schedule or to watch episodes

Public event

June 25,  2024

In-person, student program

June 24-26, 2024

Click above for details on the student program.

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Scan or click QR to register

Public event celebrating the achievements of the students during the 3-day in-person Go For Launch! to Mars (PA) event

June 26, 2024

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