James Pura of the Space Frontier Foundation and Rebecca Zgorski of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University jointly announce details of a new Teachers In Space Workshop and Embry-Riddle’s long-term commitment of support to the Teachers In Space program. Teachers in Space is an initiative to spread curiosity about space and science to students through their teachers. Christa McAuliffe was to be the first teacher in space when the program was conceived under NASA’s purview. The government program was cancelled after McAuliffe’s death in the Challenger accident, but the baton was taken up in the private sector. Teachers in Space plans to launch a crowdsourcing campaign with RocketHub to forward its goal of flying 50 teachers in space each year.
Also: details on Embry-Riddle’s new commercial space degree, launching in August.