OBAP

EXPLORE AEROSPACE

Each Saturday for 12 weeks

September 10 - December 2, 2022

OBAP’s exciting Explore Aerospace (EA) program gives students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of space and space technologies, aviation, and aerospace through an interactive STEM-based curriculum from the comfort of home. Over the course of 12 weeks, students will learn from industry professionals, about principles of flight, aerodynamics, aerospace careers, meet guest speakers, go on virtual tours and so much more!

Explore Aerospace - Session 2: Taking Flight, kicks off on Saturday, September 10, and will be held each Saturday for all students from 12 to 1 PM EST.

Each session will be facilitated by an Explore Aerospace Instructor and will cover the fundamentals of space and space technologies. Materials and educational resources used for this virtual experience consist of activity workbooks and interactive presentations. Upon successful completion, Explore Aerospace students will receive a one-year OBAP student membership, which includes opportunities to apply for OBAP scholarships and access OBAP programs and opportunities such as ACE Academy, Solo Flight Academy, webinars, Tuskegee NEXT, etc. 

Meet the Team

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Anya Kearns

Program Director
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Titus Sanders

Program Director

Volunteer for Explore Aerospace

The Explore Aerospace Team is looking for passionate aerospace professionals to be a part of the program. 

Overview

OBAP’s exciting new Explore Aerospace (EA) program gives students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of aviation and aerospace through a hands-on STEM-based curriculum from the comfort of home. Over the course of 12 weeks, students will learn from industry professionals, about principles of flight, aerodynamics, aerospace careers, meet guest speakers, go on virtual tours and so much more!

Each session will be facilitated by an Explore Aerospace Instructor. Materials and educational resources used for this virtual experience consist of activity workbooks and interactive presentations. Upon successful completion, Explore Aerospace students will receive a one-year OBAP student membership, which includes opportunities to apply for OBAP scholarships and access OBAP programs and opportunities such as ACE Academy, Solo Flight Academy, Tuskegee NEXT, etc. 

 

Application Process

The application fee is $100 for all participants. Need-based fee waivers are available on a case-by-case basis. Applicants requesting a $100 fee waiver will be required to submit a 500-word essay along with their most recent report card. 

Applications will be screened and processed on a first-come, first-served basis until all 200 available slots have been filled. 

Applicants must submit a completed online Explore Aerospace Program application to be considered.

Through the generosity of our partners, limited fee waivers are available for students for whom the cost of this program may be prohibitive. Apply for the Explore Aerospace Program fee waiver.

Admission Requirements

Admission is offered to students in grades 6-12 who are interested in learning more about aviation and aerospace. 

High standards of behavior and self-discipline are expected, and students must abide by all academy regulations.

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Explore Aerospace

SESSION TWO SCHEDULE

Session Two: Beyond the Clouds

Week 1 September 10, 2022 Introduction and History of Aerospace
Week 2 September 17, 2022 The Solar System Part 1
Week 3 September 24, 2022 The Solar System Part 2
Week 4 October 1, 2022 The Solar System Asteroids and Comets
Week 5 October 8, 2022 The International Space Station
Week 6 October 15, 2022 Commercial Space Flight
Week 7 October 22, 2022 Satellites and the Engineering Design Process
Week 8 October 29, 2022 Artemis & Lunar Exploration
Week 9 November 5, 2022 Mars Exploration
Week 10 November 12, 2022 Spacecraft Communication and Exploration
Week 11 November 19, 2022 Aerospace Weather
Week 12 December 2, 2022 Aerospace Careers

Contact the Explore Aerospace Team

Have questions, contact the Explore Aerospace team.

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