The winner of the scholarship has been announced! Isabella Velasco is officially the first recipient of the Future Voyager Scholarship! I surprised her with the news that she had been selected as the recipient of the scholarship on June 3rd! She received a Raspberry Pi 3, a 3D printer, two rolls of filament, a book to help in the process of discovering the art of additive manufacturing, and "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" by Neil deGrasse Tyson! Each of these items fits Isabella's interests uniquely to fuel her interest in the STEAM. I am also going to personally mentor her with whatever she may need help with. I would like to give a special thanks to all of those who donated to make this possible! Thank you to Mochi for allowing us to make the surprise possible by allowing us to host the celebration at their location. I will keep everyone updated on her progress!
The company Orion Span has been getting publicity recently for unvieling their plan for a luxury hotel...in space. This idea is definitely not new by any means, but it is true that this task has never been done before. The CEO of Orion Span says that visits to Aurora will be open to the public by 2022. The cost to get on the waiting list for a vacation of a lifetime will be a hefty $80,000.