It was an exciting Space Day to learn that the University of Bridgeport and the Hall Neighborhood House (Bridgeport) are going to the moon! Both of these CT Space Grant affiliates were selected to be part of the 213 worldwide teams for the NASA GLEE (Great Lunar Expedition for Everyone) project. GLEE teams build and deploy a LunaSat – a tiny spacecraft with an integrated sensor suite – which will land on the surface of the Moon to conduct local and distributed science missions. NASA promotes GLEE as providing hands-on activities to a global citizen science network in the next step to inspire and engage the world in a truly global mission to the Moon. University of Bridgeport student team leader is Mr. Huy Huong, an honors program student majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics, with minors in Music and Physics and incoming president of UB’s Aerospace Club. GLEE teams will be trained over the summer and begin their projects in the fall.
Congratulations to both teams!