Updated: May 15
How will humans travel to nearby stars without taking thousands of years using current technology? A breakthrough is necessary, and Limitless Space Institute is working on it today. Kaci Heins, Director of Education for LSI, shared research that the institute is supporting, including solar sails, laser propulsion, nuclear to electric propulsion systems, and more. She also shared the Limitless Educator Program, with a focus on middle school science. The following Q&A discussion touched on topics as diverse as living and working in space, the global teacher retention challenge, and expansion into high school CTE programs. Kaci even invited one of her students to share about their solar sail project!
Watch the full session for free on the Space Education Summit YouTube channel. This was presented during session one of the the 3rd Space Education Summit, which was hosted by the Human Space Program. Thank you to our partners at ARES Learning, Celestial Citizen, Earthscape VR, and Ignited Thinkers.
Learn more about the ARES Learning approach in the book Space Education: Preparing Students for Humanity's Multi-Planet Future by our co-founder Dr. Mark Wagner, and explore a complete Space Education Curriculum developed for high schools - it's a free and open education resource available to students, teachers, and enthusiasts everywhere.
Educators, sign up for online professional development based on the book and curriculum. A new cohort begins June 1. Space is limited and registration ends soon!
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