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Aeroponics Lab/Growing Plants in Space

11/14/2014

Spaceport now offers a cool session for schools and homeschoolers. Learn about growing a sustainable crop for long term space flight/habitation and how you can grow plants the same way at home. Aeroponics is a way to grow plants without soil and do it year round regardless of weather. The commercial space program uses Aeroponics to grow much needed food during missions that can last several months. The same technology can be used at home, even in urban areas where land is not available for "traditional" farming. You can even grow food in your living room. Learn all about the process in this cool session that uses space as a way to teach. If your school or homeschool group is interested, email us at Contactus@spaceportindiana.com to arrange a session at your school.

UAV Training Starts March 2015

10/12/2014

Spaceport's UAV Training will begin in March 2015. This 6 month fast track program will teach UAV operations, sensor integration and mission planning. The program is designed to train professionals to meet the demands of a growing need for trained UAV operators and technicians. The accelerated class will be 6 months in length and interested applicants ages 16 and older can contact us at UAVtraining@spaceportindiana.com. You can download the Enrollment Agreement HERE and submit with application fee. Read more about the program by clicking on the "Get Involved" tab on our home page.

Buy a Lifetime Pass NOW for the new Space Exploration Centre

9/29/2014

For $1500.00 you'll get a lifetime pass to the Centre and enjoy all of the great programs and space for a lifetime. In addition, we'll include our Aeroponics Garden and send you invitations for FREE products grown there during our special events. Its so cool to be a part of history and the future. Click the "Donate" button on the right side of this page and send your Lifetime Pass payment. We'll take it from there. You'll receive your membership card in the mail and you'll be on your way.

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"The programs at SpacePort are about so much more than the stars. They provide a teaching environment that is fun, safe and encompasses a host of lessons about scientific balloons, rockets, and all things space. I was pleasantly surprised how complete their programs really are and will continue to involve my students in their programs throughout the school year. I'm confident the knowledge my students gained by participating in their activities will help them excel in future space lessons and programs. Thanks for the wonderful experience!"~~Michelle Nelson, Quest Science, Central Middle School, Columbus Indiana.

 

The BalloonSat Program was an excellent source for the students to learn about scientific experimenting; as well as, hands-on activities and experiencing a near-space encounter. It was set up well and professionally led so that students were able to understand some difficult terms and concepts. They really enjoyed the launch and being able to track the balloon. I would recommend this program to anyone!  Karla Willis, Educator Kennard Elementary School C.A..Beard Community Schools

"It was Awesome!" Amanda Magee, Carthage Elementary


 CLICK ON THE SPACE FEST TAB FOR SPACE FEST 2015 INFO! THE PLANNING BEGINS FOR SOME GREAT ACTIVITIES. 


 Those wishing to get their Ham radio license can find information and classes here to accomplish that goal. Anyone can join the group and attend the monthly meetings. For more information email us at amateurradio@spaceportindiana.com.


"Light travels faster than sound, that's why some people seem bright until you hear them speak."

What jobs would today's middle school students fill in a future workforce? There are plenty. As you might guess, there are a host of new career choices that look nothing like the careers that Generation X had to choose from. The "Digital Generation" as they're known today will have different jobs and will need new curriculum to support them. As we debate school funding and class offerings, consider the list of new jobs that will fill the global economy. Click HERE to view and download the 20 newest science based careers we've identified.