Club for the Future is excited to partner with Huntsville Science Festival to bring students in Alabama access to space! The Club's mission is to inspire students to pursue careers in STEM and help visualize the future of life in space. By partnering with the Huntsville Science Festival, the Club is furthering this mission to engage with students by promoting opportunities that open doors for STEM careers.
Club for the Future and Huntsville Science Festival are asking K-12 students across Alabama to send postcards answering the question, “Why do you think Earth needs space?” Blue Origin will fly the postcards to space and back on an upcoming New Shepard rocket launch and mail the postcards back to each student with a "Flown to Space" stamp.
Teachers can initiate this activity at any time, whether in-person or virtually.
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Feel free to promote this activity on social media using the hashtag #DreamBigAlabama.
If you have any questions about the logistics of the program, please email Joe Iacuzzo, Huntsville Science Festival: firstname.lastname@example.org
Club for the Future will keep all postcards grouped together for the flight. Upon return, each postcard will get stamped with the Club’s official "Flown to Space" stamp. The Club will then ship each box of postcards back to its respective district.
Districts will unpack and distribute each school’s packaged postcards and return them back to their respective schools. The school’s office will return postcards back to teachers for them to distribute back to each student as their own space-flown keepsake.
Additionally, you can use Club for the Future’s standards-aligned curriculum to immersively engage with students by encouraging them to think about a future of life in space to benefit Earth—and get a special space-flown keepsake in return.
Create a constitution to govern a human population living and working in space.
Sketch a prototype design for new technology that could help people living in space.
Create an advertisement for a space-related business to attract new space customers.
Investigate different materials that will keep your crew capsule noise at a comfortable level.