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Home | Lifestyle | Amy's Everyday Astronomy | Amy’s Everyday Astronomy: Earth Needs Space – Postcards from Home

Amy’s Everyday Astronomy: Earth Needs Space – Postcards from Home

For all of you space enthusiasts out there, here’s a question for you: Why do you think Earth needs space? Blue Origin’s non-profit, Club for the Future, is asking students around the world that very question.

They are looking to have students draw or write their idea on a postcard, which will then be flown to space and back again on one of the upcoming launches of the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket.

The Club will then return each postcard to its sender with a ‘Flown to Space’ stamp.

Club for the Future wants to give students, parents, and educators a meaningful way to engage in STEM activities while at home during this pandemic.

You’ll have access to direct expertise, while opening numerous pathways for discussions about the benefits of space for Earth. Everything from leveraging in-space resources and a new frontier for humanity to grow, to exploration, scientific discover, and hope for the future, all while working with Blue Origin and Club for the Future.

Want to learn more about this amazing opportunity? Watch their video above.  To submit your own postcard and learn more about the Club by visiting their mission website.

You can also follow @clubforfuture on Instagram, Twitter and using #EarthNeedsSpace.

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If you have any questions, feel free to email me at lunapoetic@gmail.com, or check out my Facebook Page to submit your questions there.

To view Amy’s previous columns, click here.

About Amy Cooley

A native El Pasoan, Amy Cooley attended Parkland High School before beginning her studies in physics at EPCC. With her love of dark skies increasing, she transferred to New Mexico Tech University where she earned her degree in Astronomy. Moving back to El Paso in 2008, she now wants to share her love of the cosmos with the city she calls home.

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