Student club’s video will fly to moon on NASA mission

Although members of the UCCS American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) student chapter aren’t heading to the moon just yet, a video they produced will take a trip to earth’s largest satellite.

AIAA members created a pledge video for submission to NASA to share their commitment to educating the Artemis Generation, a STEM initiative led by NASA in conjunction with the Artemis Lunar Exploration Program which aims to put the first woman on the moon.

“Thank you for your AMAZING submission,” wrote representatives from the Johnson Space Center. “Your theme music made our day, and your idea for youth outreach is a great one.”

The pledge included promises to utilize NASA programming, educational resources, internship opportunities and more to help prepare the next generation of engineers and astronauts as NASA turns its eyes towards missions on Mars.

By being accepted, NASA will include the video file on the Artemis flight manifest. The submission also earned the UCCS community an invitation to participate in a set of free webinars hosted by NASA.

  • 4/7/2021, Wednesday, 4 p.m. – Explore Moon to Mars: Designing for Structural Integrity. Register here.
  • 4/21/2021, Wednesday, 4 p.m. – Explore Moon to Mars: Geometry of Orion. Register here.
  • 5/5/2021, Wednesday, 4 p.m. – Explore Moon to Mars: Designing Rockets for Propulsion. Register here.
  • 5/19/2021, Wednesday, 4 p.m. – Explore Moon to Mars: Designing a Space Habitat. Register here.

You can watch their pledge below.