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Moon Rocks

We are living in an exciting time for space ​exploration. And it started with something ​that happened 55 years ago!

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See what Crestview Elementary ​students designed for KMI, an ​aerospace company using ​biomimicry to design satellites.

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Ignite imagination ​and inspire young ​learners.

Connect students, ​educators, and ​industry experts in ​a journey of ​sharing and ​growth.


Empowering Real Life ​Super Heros!

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Shinning Stars

A few of the ​schools we work ​with to create ​NOUN content.

Crestview ​Elementary

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Prestwood ​Elementary

Sassarini ​Elementary

Jump Aero wants to help first ​responders get to emergencies quickly. ​They're developing special planes - ​known as eVTOLs - that can take off and ​land vertically and fly really fast.

Jump Aero’s eVTOLs will be like ​superheroes for people living in the ​country, because they'll cut in half the ​time it takes for help to arrive in an ​emergency.

More Robots in Space

MDA Space is famous for its space robots and technology. They created the Canadarm robots that have helped astronauts on the International Space Station for over 20 years.

Now, MDA Space will help Starlab by providing their advanced robots and robot operations.

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Learning ​Collaborative ​Partners

Here are a few of ​the air and space ​entities we work ​with to engage and ​inspire young ​learners.

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Coulson Aviation is changing a former Southwest Airlines plane into the world’s largest air tanker to ​fight fires. They plan to get up to ten of these planes from Southwest Airlines.

The FIRELINER – a large air tanker (LAT) – can carry 5,000 gallons (19,000 liters) of water to put out ​fires. It can also carry people when it’s not fighting fires.

In 2023, wildfires caused a lot of damage and released over 2.1 billion tons of CO2 – more than many ​countries produce. Planes like the FIRELINER are important for stopping fires before they become too ​big and dangerous.

Diggin’ It

In July 1969, Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong made history by collecting 17 scoops of lunar ​soil from a small area right outside the Eagle - a Lunar Module or spacecraft. This soil, contained ​something very special: Helium-3.

What is Helium-3?

Helium-3 is a light and stable form of Helium. It is very rare and expensive on Earth, costing over ​$20 million per kilogram - that’s about the same weight as a pineapple!

On earth, it mostly comes from the decay of Tritium, making it very limited. However, Helium-3 is ​much more plentiful on the Moon.

Why is Helium-3 Important?

Helium-3 has many amazing uses:

  • Clean Energy: It can be used in nuclear fusion to create a new era of clean energy.

  • Quantum Computing: It helps in making advanced computers that can solve problems faster and ​more accurately.

  • Medical Imaging: It improves MRI scans, helping doctors diagnose and treat patients better

Harvesting Helium-3 from the Moon.

Now, we have the technology to collect Helium-3 from the Moon. Thanks to ​lower space launch costs and new lunar equipment like landers and rovers, ​we can bring this valuable resource back to Earth in a responsible way.

The Mission.

Interlune - a company leading the development of sustainable, responsible ​harvesting of natural resources from space - is working to make this happen. ​They have a team of experts working on the technology and making sure ​everything is legal and sustainable. One of their executives - Harrison “Jack” ​Schmitt - was an Apollo 17 astronaut and is the only geologist to walk on the ​Moon. He has been studying Helium-3 for many years.

Building the Future.

With new rockets like Starship and programs like Artemis, they are ready to ​build a successful space business. They have already raised funding - money ​from investors to build their business - and they have agreements with ​customers.

In summary, this new era of space development that started with a small ​scoop of lunar soil in 1969, holds the promise of transforming our world in ​incredible ways.

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More Space History

On May 15th, 1963, NASA astronaut L. Gordon ​Cooper launched from Launch Complex 14 in Cape ​Canaveral, Florida, on the Faith 7 spacecraft. This ​was the last of the Mercury missions.

More than sixty years later, Stoke Space will use ​the same launch pad for their Nova rocket.

Stoke Space Co-founder and CEO, Andy Lapsa, said, ​“The opportunity to reactivate this site is a ​profound responsibility that our entire team holds ​in the highest regard.”

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They Passed The Test

Sierra Space, a big space company, ​shared some exciting news! Their ​special spaceplane called Dream ​Chaser Tenacity® has passed some ​really tough tests at NASA’s Neil ​Armstrong Test Facility in Ohio.

Dream Chaser Tenacity and its cargo ​friend, Shooting Star®, have arrived at ​NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in ​Florida. There, they will get ready for ​their first big trip into space later this ​year.

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Imagine you're planning a big trip to the Moon. Well, just like we have time ​standards here on Earth, we need to make sure we have the right time standards ​for space travel too! Here's what the United States and it’s partners are planning:

Moon Time

1. Setting Time Standards: making sure when people travel to the Moon, they have their own special ​time to follow. This time needs to be super accurate and work even if they lose contact with Earth.

2. What's the Big Deal? Well, when we go to the Moon or other places in space, we need to know ​what time it is for lots of reasons. It helps us navigate and communicate better with each other!

3. Why Does Time Act Funny in Space? Because of something called relativity, time can be a little ​wonky in different places. For example, a clock on the Moon might track time a bit differently than ​one on Earth.

4. Making Space Travel Safer: Having the right time standards helps to keep track of minutes and ​seconds and make sure space travelers stay safe and can do their jobs correctly.

So, those are a few of the reasons scientists are working hard to figure out the best way to keep track ​of time in space!

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Satellite Trash Talk

A company in Japan called Astroscale shared some exciting news about their special satellite called ​ADRAS-J! It got close to a piece of space junk, which is like garbage floating in space, but it did it ​safely and in a controlled way.


The ADRAS-J team in Japan and the UK planned ​everything carefully, and their satellite moved ​closer and closer to the space junk using special ​techniques and cameras. The satellite took a ​picture of the space junk, which was an old rocket ​part.

This is a big deal because it's the first time anyone ​has snapped a picture of space junk. This ​information will help Astroscale and others - KMI ​for example - learn how to clean up space!