Courtesy graphic, Blue Origin

Courtesy graphic, Blue Origin

Kent-based Blue Origin offers students chance to send a postcard to space

Answer ‘Why do you think Earth needs space?’

Kent-based Blue Origin wants students around the world to answer the question, “Why do you think Earth needs space?”

Students are asked to draw or write their idea on a postcard. It’s all part of the company’s nonprofit Club for the Future, founded this year, and whose mission is to inspire youth to pursue careers in STEM and help visualize the future of life in space to benefit Earth, according to the Blue Origin website. Blue is building a road to space with reusable rockets, and through Club for the Future is giving teachers and K-12 students free access to launch their ideas to space and back.

The Club will fly the postcards to space and back on upcoming launches of its Blue Origin New Shepard rocket, and return each postcard to its sender with a ‘Flown to Space’ stamp.

The intention behind Earth Needs Space is to give students, parents, and educators a meaningful way to engage in STEM activities while at home during the pandemic and beyond, access to Club for the Future and Blue Origin’s direct expertise, and open numerous pathways for discussions about the benefits of space for Earth—from leveraging in-space resources and a new frontier for humanity to grow, to exploration, scientific discovery, and hope for the future.

Go to clubforfuture.org/missions/ to learn more about the Club and how to submit your own postcard. Follow @clubforfuture on Instagram and Twitter, as well as the hashtag #EarthNeedsSpace




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