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Support this unique, 
out-of-this-world experience for high schools!

Multiple promotional opportunities for your business February through June 2024


What is Go For Launch! to Mars (PA)?

During June 3-day in-person program in Mars, PA, students will experience:

  • Teamwork & Leadership by working with an in-person team of experienced astronauts, aerospace scientists and engineers

  • Hands-on Immersion in the wonder of human spaceflight research, and

  • Communication Growth through design reviews with experts!

Winning experiments compete to be flown on the
International Space Station!

More than the 3-day event

Countdown Breakfast

  Feb. 8, 2024 - Countdown Breakfast launching the Go For Launch! To Mars(PA) series

  • Featuring:

Siri Madley & Raewyn Duvall, IRIS Rover team, Carnegie Mellon University, and

Dr. Michelle Lucas, former ISS Flight Controller and Astronaut Instructor, now Founder & CEO of Higher Orbits

  • Recorded for viewing after event; link coming soon


In-flight Learning virtual events

Series will available through Mars Robotics youTube channel

Feb. 21 - What have we learned from Mars exploration?  A virtual reality experience, Dr. Jim Green, former Chief Scientist, NASA, now Chief Scientist, Metavisionaires


Apr. ’24 - Low-earth science, Dr. Tara Ruttley, Chief Scientist, Orbital Reef, Boeing – Blue Origin

May '24 - How are experiments operated on the ISS, Capt. Wendy Lawrence, retired astronaut


May ‘24 – Designing, winning and flying experiments on the ISS, previous student winners of the Go For Launch! program

Go For Launch! Landing in Mars in-person events

Jun. 24-26, 2024

Go For Launch! To Mars (PA) program

  • 3-day student immersion in Mars, PA with an astronaut and other field experts

Martian and Earthling Meet and Greet

  • Community event to meet the Higher Orbit team


Red Planet Awards

  • Awards celebration and meet the Higher Orbit team


Mars Robotics Association, Mars New Year and Higher Orbits Foundation are registered 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. The official registration and financial information of Mars Robotics Association and Mars New Year may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, 1-800-732-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement

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