If you are a parent, teacher, friend, colleague, mentor, or relative of anyone in middle school who shows any interest in space travel, tell them about the Generation Beyond program from Lockheed Martin.
This article from engadget gives an excellent overview of the STEM program that focuses on aerospace technologies and careers. Here is a key paragraph:
There’s also a pair of special initiatives for students. Classrooms will participate in a virtual field trip to Lockheed’s Spacecraft Operations Simulation Center on October 4th . There’s a challenge that will award cash prizes (up to $10,000) for students who produce videos explaining how they would design a Mars habitation module. Potential explorers have until December 15th  to enter.
Many initiatives are tied to the career paths that align with the companies or organizations who sponsor them. I salute and thank Lockheed Martin for taking the long view and putting a lot of resources into their Generation Beyond program. Click that link to go to the company’s website.
If you want to look for more programs for your school-aged future space travelers, engineers, and scientists, be sure to do a search of this website! There are other blog posts that will point you to other valuable and fun initiatives that can help someone learn how to be a rocket scientist.
If you are going to talk about STEM subjects or teach it in the classroom, why not give it some excitement with space travel?? Not only will it make the journey more enjoyable for you and the students today, it will help the generations beyond too.
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