Check out some of our recent Spacepoint events!
Starship Integrated Flight Test 2 (IFT2) - 11/18!
We witnessed first hand the largest most powerful rocket ever built and first launch vehicle capable of human interplanetary exploration. SpaceX's Starship IFT2 successfully completed 5 of 6 key objectives! We're on to IFT3!!!
We launched our first Observatory with Jupiter at Opposition. Had some fun with our Tin Foil Hat Contest, and Erik Kuna delivered an amazing Night Photography Workshop to a sold out standing room only audience!
Black Holes and Gravitational Waves
Dr Zachariah Etienne presented the emerging science of Gravitational Waves and Black Holes. The first Gravitational Wave was observed in 2014 announced in 2015 and leading to the Nobel Prize. This amazing area of scientific research and discovery is just beginning! Four students scored 100 on our Black Holes Knowledge Test and won free tickets to to Kennedy Space Camp in 2024!
Eclipse - The Ring of Fire
Dr Matthew Bernards presented Eclipses and NASA's Eclipse Balloon Project. The Annular Solar Eclipse or Ring of Fire will occur on October 14th, 2023! The Ring of Fire will be followed by a Total Solar Eclipse in Spring 2024 and will the the last Total Eclipse until 2045. We also held our first Astronomy Lab as a prelude to our first online Observatory Launch on October 28th!
Europa Clipper - 2023 Summer Solstice Sci-Fest
Dr Matthew Hedman presented Europa Clipper, NASA's largest spacecraft dedicated to investigate Jupiter's Ocean World Europa. Europa Clipper will confirm the existence of water and the potential to support life. Five students qualified for free tickets to Kennedy Space Camp in 2024 and another Six students won free tickets to the Europa Clipper Launch in October, 2024! See the recording now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmSEKRt9cJo
Sandpoint Aerospace / Rocketry
Spacepoint's first Aerospace / Rocketry Event. Participants Built and Launched over 60 Rockets Successfully! Three students qualified to attend the next Starship Test Launch!
Starship Integrated Test Flight 1 (IFT1) - 4/20!
Our team witnessed Starship's first integrated test launch from SpaceX Starbase in Boca Chica, Texas. The largest and most powerful rocket ever launched delivers a key milestone for humans to become an interplanetary species. A historic achievement!
Dragonfly - 2023 Spring Equinox Sci-Fest
Dr Jason Barnes presented Dragonfly, the world's first quadcopter spacecraft. Dragonfly is designed to investigate Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Over 100 People attended this inaugural event with six students qualifying for free tickets to Kennedy Space Camp in 2024! See the recording now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEs6gjR1vKg