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Space Explorers Club

Take your space enthusiasm to the limit with our new membership club.


Engage in a virtual space with both legendary and current leaders in the aerospace industry. To kick off the 2023 membership program, former NASA Administrator and Undersecretary of Defense, Michael Griffin, will discuss the vision of enabling a future where millions of people are living and working in space for the benefit of Earth.

In the following months, we’ll hear from female astronauts Nicole Stott, Barbara Morgan, and Kathy Sullivan as we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Women in Space; veteran astronauts Scott Kelly and Tony Antonelli; and many more industry professionals about their journeys and the future of space travel. As a bonus session this year we will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the First African American in Space with Guion Bluford as he discusses space journey and holds a Q&A session following his presentation.

This annual 12-month virtual membership club is limited to only 35 participants.

“This experience is completely out of my comfort zone with some of the most brilliant minds and most down to earth people on the planet. I am not naturally proficient in STEM, but I am innately curious to learn about things I do not understand. The topics presented every month are random and of the presenter’s choosing. I am surprised of the comfortable environment, and I am never intimidated to ask a question to each speaker. I love all the new knowledge and the grander perspective. I feel fortunate to learn the intimate stories not told elsewhere in books or conferences. Most importantly, I treasure the connections I have made with new friends I might never have met. Thank you ASF for bringing us so up close to the past, present and future of space and beyond!”

  – Shannan Puschmann Goforth, YAWN Design Studio, Inc. & Recurring SEC Member


The 2023 Space Explorers Club membership begins May 2023 and runs through April 2024.

Benefits for the membership club include:
    • Monthly virtual presentations with a featured astronaut, scholar, or industry leader.
    • Interaction with the presenter and other space enthusiasts prior to and following the presentation.
    • Opportunity to ask questions after the presentation
    • Opportunity to watch password-secured recorded virtual presentation -
  if unable to attend during presentation scheduled time.
    • Personalized handwritten welcome letter from selected astronaut
    • Signed photo of the featured monthly astronaut(s)
    • Exclusive numbered Membership badge with lanyard
    • Complimentary signed (with a book plate) speaker books

Unless otherwise noted, presentations will take place on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6 PM ET. Speakers subject to change. Welcome Kit to be mailed by July 2023 – additional shipping fees outside of continental United States.

2023-2024 Presentations

For More Information

For more information about the Space Explorers Club, contact us at events@astronautscholarship.org.


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