OBAP

EXPLORE AEROSPACE

Each Saturday for 12 weeks

September 18 – December 11, 2021

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!

Explore Aerospace - Session 2: Beyond the Clouds, kicks off on Saturday, September 18, and will be held each Saturday for:

  • Students in grades 6-9: 12 pm to 1 pm EST
  • Students in grades 10-12: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm EST

Each session will be facilitated by an Explore Aerospace Instructor and will cover the fundamentals of flight. 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. 

Session 2 registration is now closed. Check back in January for details about the next session.

Meet the Team

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Anya Kearns

Program Director
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Titus Sanders

Program Director
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Marquis Devane

Assistant 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 Introduction and History of Aerospace
Week 2 The Solar System
Week 3 Basics of Space Flight
Week 4 The International Space Station
Week 5 Commercial Space Flight
Week 6 Satellites and the Engineering Design Process
Week 7 Artemis & Lunar Exploration
Week 8 Mars Exploration
Week 9 Spacecraft Communication and Exploration
Week 10 Aerospace Weather & Climate Change
Week 11 Asteroids and Comets
Week 12 Aerospace Careers

Contact the Explore Aerospace Team

Have questions, contact the Explore Aerospace team.

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