World Space Week October 4-10 – celebrating with #AimHigher @NASAArtemis @xtina_korp #Space
Oct 4-10 is #WorldSpaceWeek and the theme #WomenInSpace.
On October 11, 2021 #AIMHIGHER will install a 4,800 square foot Earthwork portrait of NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson to promote inclusivity and diversity and raise awareness about NASA’s ARTEMIS program to land the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon. We also want to highlight feasible pathways to careers in space and tech.
The Apollo missions the first Moon landing inspired a generation. It spurred on innovation and ignited a spark in kids to aim high for their dreams. Those kids of yesterday turned into adults who are changing the world today.
We want to light the spark in today’s generation to empower them to be the ones to change the world tomorrow. We’ll encourage them to aim higher for their dreams than ever before.
Through this giant inspirational and representative Artemis themed Earthwork created by artist Stan Herd, we will honor and recognize African American astronaut Stephanie Wilson who is not only a pioneer but also in the current NASA Artemis group.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.