We Believe In Astronauts
Help Our Future Astronauts Reach For The Stars
Do you believe in astronauts? On May 5th, 1961, Astronaut Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. became the first American in space aboard the Freedom 7 Space capsule. His brief suborbital flight, which lasted 15 minutes, was a milestone “reach for the stars” achievement and the launch pad for the United States government and commercial space programs. This trailblazing example of heroic bravery and adventurous spirit is this essence of what National Astronaut Day is all about.
Higher Orbits believes in astronauts past, present and future. On May 5, 2020 celebrate National Astronaut Day with us and support our mission to inspire, empower and equip our next generation workforce and future astronauts through our National Astronaut Day Giving Tuesday Now campaign.
Your National Astronaut Day Giving Tuesday Now financial support will provide more high school students with access to Higher Orbits' Go For Launch! educational experience. Because of your giving, more high school students will have the “reach for the stars”, life-changing opportunity to work one-on-one with an astronaut and design a micro-gravity project to be conducted on the International Space Station—see their future academic, career and life dreams literally leap from the notebook to the launchpad.
With your generous $5, $15, $25, $55, $555 or $5,555 tax-deductible donation, you will help us continue our mission to inspire and engage high-school students across the United States through the use of space flight. in hands-on, project based learning experiences that are designed to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) and prepare them for future academic, career and life success by building confidence, perseverance, teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills.
Thank you for your “believing in astronauts” and investing in our student's future...your future workforce.