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Hey, kids: Put a rocket in space for a million dollars

Students from colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada are being recruited for the Base 11 Space Challenge, a $1 million competition to encourage the development of a liquid-fueled, single-stage rocket powerful enough to reach 100 kilometers (62 miles) in … Continue reading

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Boeing details $100M workforce education plan

Boeing is launching new educational initiatives to follow through on its pledge to spend $100 million of its federal tax savings on workforce development programs. The initiatives include a partnership with Degreed.com to give employees access to online lessons, certification courses and … Continue reading

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‘Aspiring astronaut’ doll lands in the spotlight

American Girl put a Space Age spin on the centuries-old tradition of dress-up dolls today by unveiling a spacesuit-clad character named Luciana Vega as its “Girl of the Year” for 2018. The big reveal came on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” when the 18-inch-high doll … Continue reading

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Aerospace jobs linked to education boost

The state of the aerospace industry in Washington state is still great, but industry leaders say the educational system will have to be beefed up if it’s going to stay that way for the next generation. That cautionary message emerged … Continue reading

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Next generation inspired by Jeff Bezos’ tales

By Chelsey Ballarte and Alan Boyle When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos visited the Museum of Flight this weekend to answer questions from students, the kids did not hold back. “That’s one of the great things about kids,” Bezos said on … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos shares Apollo’s lessons with kids

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos came to Seattle’s Museum of Flight today to talk with students about the decades-old rocket engines he rescued from the sea – but he stayed to share some down-to-earth lessons for life on this planet. “Be proud, not … Continue reading

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36 aerospace women win fellowships

Thirty-six women with a passion for aerospace have been selected to receive the first batch of Brooke Owens Fellowships – paid summer internships at a wide range of institutions across the country. One of the women, Chelsey Ballarte, will be spending the … Continue reading

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