America’s Future Rocket Scientists: Student Research Experiments Thunder From NASA Wallops to Sniff Earth’s Atmosphere, Search for Extreme Life, and More

Blastoff of RockOn suborbital Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket carrying student-built research payloads from NASA’s beachside Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at 7:21 a.m. EDT on June 26, 2014. Note birds fluttering at left. Credit: Ken Kremer – See our launch videos and photos below

WALLOPS ISLAND, VA — Over 150 totally thrilled […]

Design It, Build It, Dig It: The 2012 Lunabotics Competition

The 2012 Lunabotics Competition was held at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex from May 21-26. Photo Credit: Julian Leek

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — This year’s Lunabotics Mining Competition had a simple, yet accurate motto: “Design it, Build it, Dig it!” This event is held annually among college-aged students from points across the globe. […]

Payloads Workshop Highlights Commercial Space Efforts

Space Florida and the NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium hosted a work shop on space flight payloads this week in Cocoa, Florida. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studios

Space Florida and the NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium sponsored the first Space Flight Payloads Workshop at the Florida Solar Energy Center in […]

AmericaSpace to Develop “Legendary” Media, Education and News Resource


As AmericaSpace covered the end of the shuttle era, our core development team began thinking about the next evolutionary step of space-related media. As some of you have noted – we have been changing the look and feel of AmericaSpace – this has all been in preparation for something…Legendary. We’re not going to […]

NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium Video Highlights Group’s Efforts


In 1989 NASA implemented the National Space Grant College and Fellowship program, giving rise to The Florida Space Grant Consortium, or NASA FSGC.


Astronaut Scholarship Foundation: Annual Autograph Show To Raise Funds For STEM Education

Apollo 15 Commander, Dave Scott, poses with a young guest during one of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's previous autograph show. Photo Credit: ASF

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – It all started – with seven. The original seven Mercury astronauts that is. They wanted to give back to the nation that had allowed them to […]

Students Gear Up for NASA Summer Experiences

Over the past six months, students across the country utilized the NASA Student On-Line Application for Recruiting (SOLAR) interns, fellows, and scholars system to apply for summer positions and scholarships. This “one-stop shop” system allows students to complete a single set of forms to apply to an array of positions across NASA. These […]

Final Flight of Endeavour to Include Student Experiments

Shannon and Mikayla Diesch are having their Stem bar fly up to the International Space Station on the final flight of Endeavour, STS-134. Photo Credit: CSE

CAPE CANAVERAL – With shuttle flights few (only two remain) it would be easy to assume that NASA is curtailing education outreach efforts in the form of […]

Florida Space Grant Consortium Sponsoring Student Payload On Sts-134

The Florida Space Grant Consortium is proud to announce that it is sponsoring two student-led payloads that will be launching on space shuttle Endeavour’s final mission, STS-134, currently scheduled to launch on April 29 at 3:47 p.m. EDT.

“We are absolutely delighted to support the team from Crystal Lake Middle School in Broward County […]