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Team NESS!

Go For Launch! Centaurus A Series Winners (2017)


From the Go For Launch! Deerfield, IL 2017 Program, NESS team members are:

  • Sara Bloom
  • Erin Keating
  • Skye McCord
  • Novalee Sweeney

Team NESS’s winning experiment focuses on post-hibernation bee behavior and flight patterns in micro-gravity. This experiment launched to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX CRS-15 on June 29, 2018.

Higher Orbits would also like to extend a special thanks to all of our presenting partners and event sponsors for the Centaurus A Division.


The students are still working to analyze the data and we will let you know when we have information to share!

"We are excited to offer this opportunity to not only our students but to all students in the area interested in space exploration. It isn't every day that you have a chance to learn about space from a real astronaut! You know you are on the right track when you explain the program and teenagers gasp with excitement!"

Joe Taylor Assistant Principal for STEAM Instruction At Deerfield High School, host of event where NESS was selected

"We love working with Go for Launch and helping get students work onto ISS."

Twyman Clements, CEO & President Space Tango Inc.

Centaurus A Series

Experiments like these make it to space through your charitable contributions!

Higher Orbits is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math by bringing young people together with Astronauts and industry professionals to explore the exciting possibilities offered by space and space exploration!

Please make all checks payable to “Higher Orbits" and send to:

Higher Orbits Foundation PO Box 4092 Leesburg, VA 20177