What We Do
Since our founding in 2001, the Federation of Galaxy Explorers has delivered a hands-on understanding of space science, earth science, engineering, and rocketry to over 300,00 students and families across the nation. We partnered with schools, corporations, and STEM festivals to ensure space-related science education is accessible to all students in K-12. And, we continue to grow our programming and expand ways to make a bigger impact. Are you ready to join the adventure?
Join the Adventure TODAY!
Start a Mission Team
Compete in The Battle of the Rockets™
Support the Mission
Our Mission Teams provide access and resources to learn about space through educational lessons and hands-on activities. These after-school enrichment programs support the National Science Education Standards and are designed to be taught by interested parents with no special technical knowledge. Fully scripted lesson plans provide a real-world understanding of space science, earth science, engineering, rocketry, and space citizenship. Mission Teams meet a minimum of once a month.
In April 2023, for two days in Culpeper, Virginia, teams will compete in The Battle of the Rockets™. This Federation of Galaxy Explorers program offers multiple engineering design challenges to rocketry teams from high schools, colleges, trade schools, and non-profit organizations such as boy scouts, girl scouts, and 4-H club. It is designed to provide challenges that continuously increase as the competitor's skill level grows. Registration closes for the 2023 competition on
Oct 30, 2022.
The Federation of Galaxy Explorers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization built on drawing from people's generosity and the volunteer spirit of supporting our enrichment programs and events. Whether you can assist through a monetary donation, sponsoring a mission team, or volunteering your time at an event, your help expands our mission. No specific degree or experience is necessary. We are a certifying organization for eligible volunteers for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.