Exploring Solar System Beginnings

Rocket Launch

The OSIRIS-REx Launch Professional Developement Experience for Camp and Park Professionals

Professional Development Training
September 6-7, 2016
Hotel TBD
Cocoa Beach, FL

OSIRIS-REx Launch Activities
September 8, 2016
(launch date subject to change)
NASA Kennedy Space Center
Merritt Island, FL

Join educators from the Lunar and Planetary Institute for a two-day professional development training that will provide you with hands-on activities and other resources to help you bring space science and exploration into your programs. The training will be followed by a day of activities at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, culminating in a viewing of the OSIRIS-REx launch!

During the two-day training, you will:

  • Discover solar system science and exploration through hands-on activties
  • Hear about solar system science and exploration from OSIRIS-REx scientists and engineers
  • Learn about the OSIRIS-REx mission to asteroid Bennu - NASA's first asterroid sample return mission
  • Collaborate with camp and park professionals from across the U.S.

Activities at NASA Kennedy Space Center will include:

  • A tour of NASA's Kennedy Space Center
  • A mission briefing from OSIRIS-REx mission personnel
  • A viewing of the launch of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft*

The experience is free and open for camp professionals! Registration is limited to 40 participants. A stipend of up to $1,200 is available for 30 (non-federal) participants. Space is limited! 

Apply by 5:00 PM Central, Friday, July 22, 2016. Selected applicants will be notified no later than July 29, 2016. Participants are responsible for making their travel, lodging, and meal arrangements.

Application closed.

Questions? Please contact Andy Shaner at shaner@lpi.usra.edu.

*Weather conditions and technology issues permitting. As of 7/7/2016, launch is scheduled to take place at 7:05 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, September 8, 2016. Launch date is subject to change.