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SpaceX CRS-10 launch containing an experiment by MSU's Craft Academy Students. Play

goforlaunch.pngHigher Orbits is bringing Go for Launch! camp to the MSU campus this summer through the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics.

Go for Launch! is a 5-day residential camp that uses space exploration as a platform to launch student involvement in STEM, STEAM, teamwork, communication and leadership. Our Go for Launch! theme is exomedicine.

Student teams will work together on collaborative activities before or after nearly every talk to earn daily awards. Each team will work together over the four days to define and design their own space experiment and present their ideas to a panel of judges from the Space and STEM fields. The judges will choose a winner from each Go For Launch! event and the winning experiment will be launched into space.

Go for Launch! is open to male or female students who are entering 8th, 9th or 10th grade. The camp will take place June 25-29 and participants will stay at Grote-Thompson Hall, the Craft Academy’s residence hall on MSU’s campus. This year’s camp will feature sessions with astronaut Don Thomas.

Participants will be limited to 26 male and 26 female participants. There is a $500 registration fee.  Registration will be open through April 15, 2018. Registered applicants will receive an acceptance email with payment details by April 30, 2018. Payment will be due, in full, by May 30.

For more information contact the Craft Academy at 606-783-2093 or


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