Recent Outreach Activities

SpaceX Astronaut Dr Sian Proctor and Space for a Better World Founder Christina Korp visit Morocco and Egypt to inspire the international community 

Between July 18 - 22, 2022 SPACE for a Better World Founder Christina Korp & SpaceX astronaut Dr. Sian Proctor traveled to Morocco and Egypt to speak at space events with the goal of sharing their stories of their own unique paths to space to inspire people to pursue their dreams.

 

They spoke at ICESCO’s Cansat & Aerospace Symposium in Rabat and at the EgSA-Egyptian Space Agency “International Moon Day” event in New Cairo. All with the aim of talking about SPACE for a Better World and Dr Proctor’s Space2Inspire to inspire more women, girls and people from diverse backgrounds to find their place in space.

A Visit to an all girl's boarding school in Marrakech, Morocco on July 23, 2022

On July 23, 2022 Dr. Proctor and Christina Korp visited the all girl’s boarding school started by two sisters to give girls who live in rural areas that don't have a high school near them the opportunity to get a full education to pursue a better life. It's called the first North African Soroptimist Club.

Many girls in rural areas of Morocco pass primary school only to go straight into work or marriage as their only option because of a lack of high schools near where they live. Which is a shame because college and university is free in Morocco. The women who started this school, Touria Binebine and  Dr. Laila Binebine fill the gap for those girls so they can keep their education going to go on to better opportunities.

This is why we work so hard to share a message of inspiration. To inspire them to #AimHigher for their dreams regardless of where they came from or their circumstances. It IS possible to pursue a pathway to a better life. It’s our mission to help like that spark of possibilities. Space exploration is a great vehicle to help do that.

Aim Higher Project

 

We are passionate about promoting inclusivity and diversity in space. Through the Aim Higher project we partner with local education foundations, public and private schools, universities, aerospace and mainstream companies, and space grant consortiums to bring the Aim Higher Project around the world. Each project is unique, but always with a focus on inspiration.

 

One of our main goals is to showcase the awe and wonder of space exploration through STEAM education - Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS and Science and space inspiration to engage as many students as possible through big collaborative art projects and experiences that inspire people to see that there is room for them in space and to Aim Higher for their dreams, whatever they may be.

Artemis.png
earthwork.jpg

Earthwork of NASA Astronaut Stephanie Wilson Unveiled in Atlanta

Credit: Drone photo by John Zarr

 

During World Space Week in October of 2021 with the theme, "Women in Space, we launched a social media campaign that included former NASA astronauts, NASA leadership, women leaders in space, social media influencers and kids.

 

On Monday, October 11, 2021, we unveiled a giant 7,000 square foot Earthwork portrait of NASA Astronaut Stephanie Wilson installed by crop artist Stan Herd in downtown Atlanta. The frame and wording of #AimHigher was made out of 1,500 tiles of space art created by kids from 14 Atlanta Schools and 3 children's hospitals.

 

At the ceremony were Astronauts Nicole Stott, Susan Kilrain and Dr. Sian Proctor who only just returned to Earth from the Inspiration4 Mission where she became the first black woman to pilot a spacecraft. They all spoke about the importance of representation to inspire the next generation to aim higher for their dreams.

 

Stephanie Wilson was the second Black woman to go into space. She's flown in three missions — her first in 2006 — and she's also one of 18 Artemis astronauts, part of NASA's Artemis Program to put the first woman and first person of color on the Moon by 2025.

atlanta_4.png
atlanta_5_edited_edited.png
IMG_7824.jpeg
IMG_7853.jpeg
IMG_7325_edited.jpg
IMG_7463.JPG
IMG_7578_edited.jpg
dsc00180.jpg
#AimHigher Artworks
IMG_7479_edited.jpg

Learn more about the #AimHigher installation in Atlanta, GA at https://purposeentertainment.com/atlanta-earthwork

2-apollo_15_on_moon-1.jpg

When Christina Korp, founder of SPACE for a Better World, heard this story firsthand, the words “aim higher” resonated. If landing on the Moon could inspire two girls in a remote village, just think of how the next missions to the Moon could inspire children and people everywhere to “aim higher” for their dreams.

1622470124066.jpg

AIM HIGHER Beginnings

The #AimHigher project began because of a very special Moon landing memory.

 

“Humans on the Moon!,” said sisters Sermin and Pervin who lived in a tiny village in Turkey with no running water or electricity when Apollo 11 landed on the Moon in July of 1969. “When we looked up at the Moon knowing there were people on it, we realized we could aim higher for our dreams.” 

 

Their mother couldn’t read or write, and their father only had a 5th grade education. But the realization that ”the impossible” had been achieved made the sisters realize they didn’t have to settle for just graduating high school. The older sister went on to earn a PhD in quantum physics and the younger sister earned her MBA.

Experience Zero Gravity like an astronaut, with a real life astronaut

zero-g.png

It's possible to experience Zero Gravity without going to space! 

Working in partnership with Zero Gravity Corp, we are committed to bringing the awesome and life changing experience of Zero G to more people, especially students. We also offer the opportunity to meet real astronauts during special events related to Zero Gravity flights.  

More to come...,

20210918_Steve-Boxall_EWR_ZG568_6489.jpg
Charlie Duke and Nicole Stott Zero-G 20210509 SL1_5880 edited web.JPG
Charlie Duke and Nicole Stott Zero-G Fli
Charlie Duke and Nicole Stott Zero-G Fli
base_icon_transparent_background_edited_

If you would like to invite the Aim Higher Project

to your school district or foundation,

please reach out to us.

chat.png