Can I Still Be An Astronaut?    National Space Society     Space Ambassadors    Program Presentation         By Jeff Smith
Overview• History of Flight and Space Flight• What Happened to NASA?• The Future of Space Travel• Career Opportunities• Wh...
History of Flight and Space Flight                  In 1488 Leonardo da                    Vinci created two              ...
History of Flight and Space Flight           In 1903 at Kitty Hawk           North Carolina the           Wright Brothers ...
History of Flight and Space Flight                 In 1927 Charles                 Lindbergh completed                 the...
History of Flight and Space Flight                 In 1947 the Bell X-1                 flown by Chuck                 Yea...
History of Flight and Space Flight                   Today we have                   numerous airlines                   t...
History of Flight and Space Flight                 In 1969 Neil                 Armstrong and Buzz                 Aldrin ...
History of Flight and Space Flight                 In 2004                 SpaceShipOne                 became the first  ...
SpaceShipTwo
What Happened to NASA?
The Future of Space Travel
Career Opportunities
There are near-limitless numbers ofasteroids, more than 1,500 are aseasy to reach and are in similarorbits as Earth. Aster...
What You Can Do in High School & College        to Prepare for a Space CareerHigh SchoolAP & Honors ClassesLots of Math & ...
The PongSat Program by JP AerospacePongSats are a chance for studentsto have their very first spaceexperiment! The PongSat...
Yes! You Can Be An AstronautThank You to thefollowing sponsors foryour donations andsupport…
NSS Space Ambassadors Jeff Smith
NSS Space Ambassadors Jeff Smith
NSS Space Ambassadors Jeff Smith
NSS Space Ambassadors Jeff Smith
NSS Space Ambassadors Jeff Smith
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  • Most of this information can be accessed at www.nasa.gov. Also this would be a great time to tell everyone about the exploding commercial space industry. Many of these links can be accessed at www.spaceambassadors.com as well as the commercial space flight federation website. There are many new entrants to the commercial space industry which is now in it’s infancy such as Virgin Galactic, SpaceX, Bigelow Aerospace, etc.
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    1. 1. Can I Still Be An Astronaut? National Space Society Space Ambassadors Program Presentation By Jeff Smith
    2. 2. Overview• History of Flight and Space Flight• What Happened to NASA?• The Future of Space Travel• Career Opportunities• What You Can Do in High School & College to Prepare for a Space Career• The PongSat Program by JP Aerospace
    3. 3. History of Flight and Space Flight In 1488 Leonardo da Vinci created two designs for a flying machine
    4. 4. History of Flight and Space Flight In 1903 at Kitty Hawk North Carolina the Wright Brothers achieved the first powered flight with their plane called the Wright Flyer.
    5. 5. History of Flight and Space Flight In 1927 Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Paris, France, and won a $25,000 prize
    6. 6. History of Flight and Space Flight In 1947 the Bell X-1 flown by Chuck Yeager was the first plane ever flown faster than the speed of sound
    7. 7. History of Flight and Space Flight Today we have numerous airlines that fly hundreds of people all over the globe everyday
    8. 8. History of Flight and Space Flight In 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon
    9. 9. History of Flight and Space Flight In 2004 SpaceShipOne became the first privately developed space ship to reach space and won the $10 million dollar Ansari Xprize
    10. 10. SpaceShipTwo
    11. 11. What Happened to NASA?
    12. 12. The Future of Space Travel
    13. 13. Career Opportunities
    14. 14. There are near-limitless numbers ofasteroids, more than 1,500 are aseasy to reach and are in similarorbits as Earth. Asteroids are filledwith precious resources, fromwater to platinum.
    15. 15. What You Can Do in High School & College to Prepare for a Space CareerHigh SchoolAP & Honors ClassesLots of Math & ScienceJoin a Club or Start a ClubJoin Professional OrganizationsVolunteerCollegeMajor in a STEM degreeJoin a Club or Start a ClubJoin Professional OrganizationsInternships during the summer!!!Attend ConferencesVolunteer
    16. 16. The PongSat Program by JP AerospacePongSats are a chance for studentsto have their very first spaceexperiment! The PongSats are flownby JP Aerospace using a high altitudeweather balloon. It is a great way topromote STEM education
    17. 17. Yes! You Can Be An AstronautThank You to thefollowing sponsors foryour donations andsupport…

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