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Aeroponics Lab/Growing Plants in Space


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 to arrange a session at your school.

New Round the World Satellite for Class Room


Our new EdSAT (Educational Satellite) is the perfect tool for middle and high school students who want to take their first leap into working satellites. The EdSAT flies inside the Earth's atmosphere and will circumnavigate the globe collecting data. Students can log onto our tracking software and check the status each day. EdSAT will stay aloft for several weeks and can become an ongoing resource for cool data about Earth and its atmosphere. It's an affordable and fun way to get students ready for more advanced satellite work. The EdSAT program is available to all middle and high school students and includes all materials, gases, trackers etc. Educators can contact us for more program details at

UAV Training Starts August 2015


Spaceport's UAV Training will begin in August 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 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.


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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

"It was Awesome!" ~Amanda Magee, Carthage Elementary

Spaceport provides an awesome educational opportunity. Our students are engaged and completely immersed in the program when Spaceport has worked with them. They are professional, easy to work with, and work well with elementary age students. I highly recommend Spaceport to all schools who are involved in promoting STEM and project-based learning! ~Kelly McPike, Maconaquah Elementary

I greatly appreciated and enjoyed the time and experience with Spaceport IN. The discussions were informative and entertaining. My students learned a great deal, remained engaged, and were motivated to develop strong lab plans and reports. The entire experience was exciting and new to everyone involved. It truly is a great way to engage students within inquiry, and make connections to many facets of curriculum! ~Candace McMullan Holy Cross School 

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 

 "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.