Our Past Says Wyoming’s Future In Space Could Start Now
Last month, witnessed another step to a multi-planet future with the successful launch of Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy. The world’s most powerful rocket, Falcon Heavy is a ship designed to carry humans into space, to the Moon, Mars, and potentially to asteroids for mining. Would you like to be a part of that future? If you need to have a job, why not a very cool job?
Though Wyoming is far from the leading space centers of SpaceX, Kennedy Space Center, NASA, JPL, and others who are leading the way to space, your journey to the stars could begin at the Laramie County Library.
The traveling science museum that is “Discover Space: A Cosmic Journey” is at the Laramie County Library until March 27 with interactive digital components information that may spark some of our youth to look to the heavens.
On Saturday, March 10, bring your young students to the Discover Space Careers Fair with several professionals discussing space exploration and work in space-related fields! (Grades 3 – 12; 2nd Floor) There will be representatives from EchoStar’s Spacecraft Operations, Wyoming’s Space Grant Consortium and the Space Science Institute with live presentations and demonstrations.
"SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars."
The future is what you make it and the library is the perfect place to spark ideas that can make the difference between a job or an exciting career for your children.
Saturday, March 10 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Second Floor - Cheyenne Branch 2200 Pioneer Ave Cheyenne WY
Wyoming has made several contributions to the space program. The ill-fated Apollo 13 flight was saved by brave and intelligent NASA astronauts and ground crew. Two of the key members of the team have Wyoming roots. Casper, Wyoming native Bill Stoval played a critical role in regulating and supervising the return trajectory on the actual Apollo13 and was even honored by NASA with their prestigious Superior Achievement Award.
H. David “Dave” Reed earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Wyoming in 1964. Then he went to work with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration / NASA.