SpacEdge Centers for Excellence (SECE) is the Educational Program for Space Science Activities!

ASTRO, or Aerospace Summer Training & Research Opportunity, is specifically geared for high school students. ASTRO participants work in a team of six students to solve Aerospace Engineering design problems. They have access to numerous resources, including our staff with Daily Staff Check-In’s. For the Check-In’s, our staff members rotate each day and are also available on an as-needed basis for any questions. As a result, the students are presented with a great mix of expertise to learn from.

No great summer program is complete without a few fun activities along the way. ASTRO participants enjoy a field trip to GA Tech, movie day, one-on-one talks with staff about college and career advice, and even a little Staff vs. ASTRO Foosball. SEI hopes to further develop the interest these students have shown in the Aerospace Engineering field through this challenging yet fun-filled experience.

Aerospace additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is one of the most active areas of 3D printing right now, with a number of companies producing unique components for use here on Earth and in space. For Enterprise In Space (EIS), work dedicated to AM in space is of particular importance, as it will help humanity further explore and, eventually, inhabit the cosmos. Currently, on the International Space Station (ISS), there are two 3D printers installed by EIS partner Made In Space. The Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) is dedicated to commercial projects and will be used for EIS' Print the Future Competition.

Orbital Debris Mitigation and Remediation 
Dr. Kerry Nock
Global Aerospace Corporation

Orbital debris is a growing concern due to the continuous and rapid accumulation of objects in space, including expended satellites, satellite or launch vehicle components, and fragments resulting from the collision between space objects. The number of significant satellite breakup events has averaged about four per year and the cataloged debris population (10 cm in size or larger) has increased at a nearly constant linear rate of 200 objects per year since the beginning of the space age.

Global Cooperation

     As we witness the exponential investment in space development, exploration and security, we must pause to think collectively about the governance and sustainability of Earth as control extends into the universe. We need to prepare the next generation of citizens for this emerging field. We are experiencing a shift from globalization to ‘Universalization’ as this century’s paradigm. 

     Universalization asserts that we are living in ‘one world within the universe’ and that universal sustainability requires a cooperative and inclusive approach to development for the benefit of ALL. The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (UN2030 Agenda) speaks to “a broad and universal policy agenda … devoting ourselves collectively to the pursuit of global development and of "win-win" cooperation which can bring huge gains to all countries and all   parts of the world.” The core values of Universalization and the UN2030 Agenda are aligned and timely given the mounting pressures for effective governance of ‘universal’ issues. 

A University Student Contest of the

National Space Society (NSS) Space Health and Medicine Committee

in Cooperation with

Mars Academy USA (MAU)      


"Let us stand together with renewed confidence in our cause --united in our heritage of the past and our hopes for the future-- and determine that this land we love shall lead all mankind to new frontiers of peace and abundance." - text of a speech prepared for President Kennedy's delivery planned for a banquet in Austin, Texas on the evening of November 22, 1963