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Come Be Part of the 1st Adler CubeSat Workshop

On Saturday, February 1st from 10am-4pm, the Adler Planetarium will take our first bold steps into the new space age and we need your help. We want to be the first planetarium ever to launch a satellite. We will be hosting an open workshop to begin the process of submitting a proposal to NASA as part of their ELaNa program. The Educational Launch of Nanosatellite (ELaNa) program is part of NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI). Through this program, NASA provides sustainable launch opportunities to institutions for educational CubeSats. Since the beginning of Far Horizons, a goal of the project has been to eventually design, build and launch our own orbital missions. We feel we’ve grown enough and learned many valuable lessons with HAB missions to begin that process.

This will be a preliminary brainstorming session to begin the organization of our mission and develop science goals for the proposal. The 2014 call for proposals roll around in August of 2014. Deadline for proposals have typically been due in late November of the same year.

The exploration of space may not be limited but space for this workshop may. If you are interested in attending please RSVP here: 1st Adler CubeSat Workshop by January 25th. We hope to see you there.

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