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NASA Summer 2018 Internships

The Summer 2018 NASA internship application period opens on Wednesday, 10/18/2017 and closes on Thursday, 03/01/2018.  Submit Internship Applications at  If you would like to subscribe to an announcement-only list about NASA internships for persons with disabilities, please send an E-mail to with ‘subscribe’ in the Subject field, OR by visiting the list page at

High Altitude Student Platform-Call for Payloads 2018

The Call for Payloads (CFP) for the September 2018 flight of the High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) has been announced.  HASP can support up to 12 student payloads (providing power, telemetry and commanding) during a flight to an altitude of 122,000 feet for up to 20 hours.  The NASA Balloon Program Office and Louisiana Space Grant  Consortium anticipate flying HASP at least through 2018.  Continue reading

CaSGC Affiliate Lynn Cominsky Receives Award

The California Space Grant Consortium wishes to congratulate Sonoma State University Campus Representative Lynn Cominsky as the recipient of the Frank j. Malina Astronautics medal for education. Ms. Cominsky is the Chair of the Physics and Astronomy Department at Sonoma State University (SSU) and the founder and director of SSU’s Education and Public Outreach Group.  Continue reading

NASA KSC Spring Internship Opportunity

A new opportunity for a spring internship at NASA Kennedy Space Center has been announced for undergraduate and graduate students. Students will work with a NASA Educator and learn how to teach STEM hands on activities to K-12 students, teachers and pre-service teachers. The deadline to apply is 10/17/2017. For more information, please click here.

Total Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk. Continue reading

NASA 2018 RASC-AL Competition

The 2018 RASC-AL competition is seeking concepts that leverage innovations to improve our ability to travel between Earth and other destinations, using the framework for NASA’s Deep Space Transport (DST). Successful proposals will demonstrate comprehensive engineering analysis of innovative capabilities and/or new technologies for evolutionary architecture development to enable future missions, reduce cost, and/or improve safety. Continue reading

NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative

NASA is seeking proposals for small satellite payloads called CubeSats to fly on rockets planned to launch or be deployed from the International Space Station between 2018 and 2021. The CSLI provides CubeSat developers with a low-cost pathway to conduct research in space that advances NASA’s strategic goals in the areas of science, exploration, technology development, education and operations. The initiative allows students, teachers and faculty to gain hands-on experience designing, building, and operating these small research satellites. Continue reading