Explore Aerospace is the ASK badge program that introduces students to different areas of Aerospace. This is a 6 hour program.
Badge 1 is available now!
Badge 2: Powerplants
A powerplant is the propulsion system that makes things fly. We will explore the difference between the engines for Planes vs Rockets. Learn about the different types of powerplants, what they power, and the electric aircraft being designed today.
Learn about the planets in our solar system. NASA tells us that “Our solar system consists of our star, the Sun, and everything bound to it by gravity — the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, dwarf planets such as Pluto, dozens of moons and millions of asteroids, comets and meteoroids. Beyond our own solar system, we have discovered thousands of planetary systems orbiting other stars in the Milky Way” Want to learn more now? Click here.
Badge 4: Drones
Learn the basics of building and flying a drone with this badge. We will teach you about drones and help you find a program where you can build and fly your own drones. Learn about the requirements to be a drone pilot.
Badge 5: Space Travel
How do we get to the moon, mars and beyond? SpaceX, Blue Origin and other amazing companies are creating the vehicles we need to make these trips. Learn about them with the Space Travel Badge.
Badge 6: Robotics
Discover robots with our partners ORTOP, an organization that gives middle school-aged students a chance to design, build, and program a robot to play a floor game against other teams’ creations.