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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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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...,

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If you would like to invite the Aim Higher Project

to your school district or foundation,

please reach out to us.

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