T – 10 days…

“I’m ready. I’m gonna be the best I could be, and I’m gonna be strong.” Support Saydee by helping her get to Space Camp! Saydee is an 11 year old from the Pascua Yaqui tribe. Her dream is to become an astronaut. With your donation she will be going to Space Camp Mach II where... Continue Reading →

Robert “Hoot” Gibson

We asked our major donors to answer a few quick questions about themselves. “The experiences that girls will have from Taking Up Space will certainly put them ahead growing up!“ How would someone describe you? I’d say that most people would describe me as a devoted fan of aviation in all its forms, with an... Continue Reading →

TFCU Lends a Hand

There's one thing that continues to amaze us about Tucson, and that is the generosity of our community. Our local credit union, started by a group of teachers in 1937 with $349, is one of our biggest supporters. Their contributions have been critical to our success. Three years ago, our first group of girls was... Continue Reading →

Donations and Prize Drawing

Win an Apollo Astronaut, Al Worden, signed DVD, or a limited edition print signed by astronaut Robert "Hoot" Gibson! Help send Native American kids to Space Camp, & you'll be entered to win! Hurry! 🏃‍♀️ drawing ends midnight August 1st

Space Camp 2019 or Bust!

We started off in 2017 with cute little girls leaving the Reservation and flying on a plane for the first time. Their excitement was palpable. They were so nervous to leave their families and fly across the country, but they did it. They successfully graduated from Space Camp! Three years later they've matured into young... Continue Reading →

Optics and LASERS!

We were very fortunate to get a tour of The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences and DILAS Coherent, a high-power diode laser components and systems company. We suited up and went inside clean rooms, sat in on optics classes, viewed a large scale mirror, investigated a Halloween "crime scene", and had an up... Continue Reading →

Visiting Spacefest IX

Our appreciation to the Poor family for giving us the opportunity to attend Spacefest IX. It's wonderful to see so much artistic talent and to learn about the history and future of space exploration. Thank you to the Spacefest organizers for a wonderful event! Sole was honored to be invited to give a speech at... Continue Reading →

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