True to Astronaut Abby’s own personal mission statement: Dream Big, Act Big and Inspire Others,
The Mars Generation operates three core programs designed to meet the mission of the organization.
This popular, worldwide outreach program is designed to inspire dreaming big, gaining excitement about STEM, and supporting space exploration. Developed in 2013 by Astronaut Abby, the program continues to thrive, serving Abby’s online community of over 400,000 people with ongoing space and STEM news to fuel their own excitement. The Mars Generation will now operate the Future of Space Program to empower space enthusiasts to share their own passion for space and advocate for human space exploration to continue and grow. Abby will continue to speak at schools and keynotes for events, host web chats and write for science, space and mainstream publications as part of the program.
This mentorship program inspires teens and young adults to share their own excitement about space exploration with their own communities. This program is free and is available for anyone ages 13-24. Parents and teachers may also sign up to use the resources available. Sign up to receive information about our Student Space Ambassador Program.
A scholarship program to provide 100% funding (including airfare) for students with aptitude in STEM and with financial need to attend Space Camp®. Providing exceptional, inspirational experiences to talented kids can help shape their future educational and career choices. Students must qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch program and will need a mentor or teacher referral to be considered. Sign up on our scholarship emailing list to receive information for the scholarship nomination as it becomes available. Scholarships are currently only available to students living in the United States.