DUNMORE Corporation Hosts Higher Orbits at AIAA SPACE 2014 Conference

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DUNMORE is hosting Higher Orbits in its exhibit booth at the AIAA SPACE 2014 conference through August 6, 2014. Higher Orbits is a non-profit that inspires interest in aerospace with high school and university students and makes it possible for students to send their experiments to space with Mission Discovery.

DUNMORE Corporation, a proud sponsor of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) SPACE 2014 conference, taking place August 4-7 in San Diego, is hosting Higher Orbits in its exhibit booth #109. Higher Orbits literally makes space accessible to high school and college age students by giving them an opportunity to send an experiment of their design to space.

It’s an exciting time to participate in the space industry as today’s space exploration programs are larger than ever, and if that is going to continue the education of our next generation of astronauts, engineers and scientists is paramount. The students of today are tomorrow’s leaders and Higher Orbits gives these aspiring students a, hopefully not, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain access to the International Space Station (ISS) for testing of an experiment of their own design.

Higher Orbits’ flagship program, Mission Discovery, is a 5-day camp held for high school and university aged students, where students work with astronauts and other space personnel such as scientists, instructors, and flight controllers to design an experiment to be conducted in space. The winning team does just that - has their experiment sent to the ISS.

Michelle L. Ham is the founder and President of Higher Orbits and one of the architects behind Mission Discovery. Michelle will be available until Wednesday during SPACE 2014 at DUNMORE’s booth 109. Please stop by to talk to Michelle about the upcoming 2015 Mission Discovery or one of Higher Orbits other programs or sponsorship opportunities.

About Higher Orbits
Higher Orbits is non-profit organization that connects aspiring students with space industry leaders, astronauts and scientists through leadership and team-building programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM). Higher Orbits founder, Michelle Ham spent a number of years in the space industry primarily as an ISS Operations Planner and Astronaut Instructor. Michelle had many individuals help her achieve her dreams of working with NASA and started Higher Orbits as a way give back. Programs such as Mission Discovery and student sponsorships change the lives of those involved and prime the next generation of aerospace leadership for success. Higher Orbits is always looking for support for students and educational programs such as Mission Discovery. To learn more or donate, visit Higher Orbits’ website http://www.higherorbits.org.

DUNMORE Corporation is a global supplier of engineered coated and laminated films. DUNMORE offers film conversion services, such as coating, metallizing and laminating along with contract film manufacturing. DUNMORE produces coated film, metallized film and laminating film substrates for the aerospace, photovoltaic, graphic arts, packaging, insulation, surfacing and fashion industries. DUNMORE is privately held, ISO 9001:2008 and OSHA VPP Star certified. For complete information on DUNMORE’s products, services and industries served, please visit DUNMORE’s website http://www.dunmore.com.

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