STEM Conferences: Inspiring the Next Generation

In ninth grade, I received an email out of the blue from the media director of Summit Elementary, a local school. She was organizing a day-long STEM conference for third to sixth grade students and invited me to be a keynote speaker. I had to read the email several times to believe what it said—she... Continue Reading →

50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard…”President John F. Kennedy On July 16, 1969, mankind launched its first of many rockets that would successfully land on the moon and return safely back to Earth. Fast forward to... Continue Reading →

Up and Away

I’ve always pictured the desert as flat and lifeless. I imagined sand stretching into the distance, with just a few cacti to break the monotony. I definitely didn’t expect mountains. I was in California for a high altitude balloon launch with Back to Space, and I’ve never lived a weekend as packed full of adventure.... Continue Reading →

High Altitude Balloon Launch!

Fresh off the incredible Apollo 50th Anniversary, our Back to Space Ambassadors are excited to share with you our next event! On August 10th in Southern California, we will be launching a high-altitude balloon with collect weather data, GoPro footage, and much more.               Headed up by Ambassador Krystal Horton, our team will be traveling... Continue Reading →

5 Foods to Celebrate the Moon Landing

This July is the 50th anniversary of the first time we landed on the moon, and it seems like everyone is celebrating one of mankind’s greatest achievements! Whether it includes honoring the anniversary at an event (like the Kennedy Space Center Gala-- that’s where we were!) or at home watching that famous clip of Neil... Continue Reading →

This Month in Zodiac: Cancer

Cancer, Latin for “crab,” is the zodiac sign from June 22-July 22. In Greek myth, Cancer was connected to Hercules, son of Zeus and a mortal woman named Alcmene. Hera, who was Zeus’s wife, hated Hercules and placed a curse on him that ultimately drove him to kill his wife. To make amends, Hercules was... Continue Reading →

We’re on NPR!

I got home from school today and my phone beeped with a text. One of my friends asked in all caps, WERE YOU JUST ON NPR? A little confused, I asked when she’d heard the radio episode and how she knew. Apparently, one of her teachers had told her it was on, and she caught... Continue Reading →

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