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Overview of Mission Teams

Our Mission Teams provide access and resources to learn about space through educational lessons and hands-on activities. They are the keystone of our programs. Adult volunteers, known as Mission Team Leaders (MTL), facilitate meetings with easy-to-understand and fun-to-do educational material in space science, Earth science, engineering, and rocketry

 

We are a national organization that operates within local communities. We depend on dedicated community volunteers across the nation to partner with us in our vision to bring Mission Teams to every community. We partner with community leaders, parents, teachers, forward-thinking individials, and corporate volunteers to provide missions teams across the nation. Mission Team Leaders do not have to have a background in space or engineering. Our lesson plans are written in an easy-to-understand format that guides volunteers through the program and allows them to learn alongside the students on their Mission Teams. 

 

Our flexible plan allows Mission Teams to adapt the educational program to their needs and local circumstances. While each mission team varies based on the community's needs, all mission teams should embody the Mission, Vision, and Guide Stars of FOGE.

 

Mission Teams meet based on community needs and members' schedules and vary from weekly afterschool programs at local schools to monthly evening clubs hosted by sponsoring organizations. The program is developed to meet from September to June, concluding with an End of the Year Award Ceremony. 

 

Adult volunteers, known as Mission Team Leaders (MTL), facilitate meetings with easy-to-understand and fun-to-do educational material.

Starting a Mission Team is easy. You, too, can inspire kids with how science and technology are changing their lives.​

Elementary Mission Team (3rd - 6th graders)

Our Elementary level Mission Teams are designed for third through sixth-grade students. During these meetings, they learn about space and space exploration through mission plans and hands-on activities, periodic guest speakers and field trips, and special events. At the end of the year, an Annual Awards Ceremony should conclude the year to recognize the students for their participation and achievements.

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Aerospace Clubs (7th - 12th graders)

Once students move into the middle and high school grades (7th-12th), they continue their Mission Team experience with our Aerospace Club program. This ten-month engineering curriculum provides participants with a satellite and rocketry development program as they learn programming, electronics, and robotics. These teams are invited to compete in our annual Battle of the Rockets (BOR) competition.

 

Our Fairfax County, Virginia Team is currently seeking new members to join their team. This team is open to any student enrolled in the Fairfax County Public School System. For more information contact ivan@galaxyexplorers.org. 

Not in a Fairfax Public School? Start a Team today!

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Mission Teams