SpaceHorizons Recognized by the White House

We are pleased to announce that SpaceHorizons has been selected as one of 100 organizations from the public, private and nonprofit sectors that will be nationally recognized by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.  

The White House will publicly announce the Commitments at an event scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 15, 2015 in Washington. D.C. 

Newest Members to the SpaceHorizons' Team

SpaceHorizons is pleased to announce recent additions to our Team & Advisory Committee

Staff additions include:

  • Rebecca Lefebvre - Director, Creativity
  • Donna Seligman - Director, Administration

To our Advisory Committee we have added:

  • Dr. William Frazier, Technical Adviser
  • Kahlelah Goodine, Entertainment Board member and guest speaker

Welcome to the Team!

For more details, check out their pictures and bios on the Leadership or Advisory Committee pages".

Status to date and over the horizon

Updated August 24, 2015

Status to date

  • Detailed program planning with our initial launch school in Los Angeles is complete.  Roosevelt High in Boyle Heights will be our pilot program and we will partner with an outstanding team of partners. These partners include;, STEM Magazine, Tech Camp LA, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
  • Initial partnerships in Denver are maturing and it is anticipated that the first launch school with supporting partners will be announced in the 4th quarter of 2015.
  • In conjunction with the above efforts mature discussions are being held with partners in the entertainment industry as well as major industry partners.
  • Fund raising is ongoing.

3rd Quarter 2015

  • Pilot Program TEE Speaker Series begins at Roosevelt High School

  • Start development of curriculum for after school space program

  • Discussions with additional partner cities and roadmap

4th Quarter 2015

  • Pilot Program TEE Speaker Series continues
  • Curriculum for after school space project completed
  • Announcement of additional partner cities

SpaceHorizons and announce plans for first High School Space Mission Program. Foundation

SpaceHorizons is pleased to announce that our first High School Space Mission (CubeSat) Program will be held at Roosevelt High School in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles.  We are excited to be partnered with Grammy award winning musician's non profit foundation  The project will combine the hands-on experience of design, building, testing, and launching a small satellite along with a guest lecture series featuring members of the entertainment, science, and academic communities. The lectures will be recorded and made available to other schools in Los Angeles and across the country.

Your donations will make this dream a reality.

SpaceHorizons Adds Three New Members to Advisory Committee

SpaceHorizons is pleased to announce that we have added three new members to our Advisory Committee:

Dr. Johnny Johnson
Owner, Western OB/GYN Associates
Clinical Professor, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Dr. Johnson is President of the Mile High Medical Society - a medical society for minority doctors to mentor and support medical students and residents. He is a past member of the Board of Directors at Denver Health and a charter member of Delta Eta Boule of Sigma Pi Phi - the first Greek letter fraternity to be founded by African-American men.

Dr. Matt Gordon
Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Denver

Dr. Gordon is an avid supporter of STEM initiatives. He gives talks to K-12 programs promoting engineering and directs the DU Summer Engineering Camp for 8-12th graders. Dr. Gordon established the first engineering co-op program at DU and is a member of the South Metro Chamber's STEM coalition.

Lydia Cornell
Public Figure, 
AFI Best Actress nominee, People's Choice Award winner

Lydia is also a teen mentor, women and children advocate, producer, director, author, comedienne; and talk show host.  She is developing several new shows for HGTV, DIY, and Discovery involving innovators and makers. She is working with a team of young women scientists to bring a line of inspiring new products to market.  Her charity work includes High Hopes Tramautic brain Injury; FSH Muscular Dystrophy; drug and alcohol recovery; and Autism Awareness. Ms. Cornell is best known as the star of ABC's hit series Too Close for Comfort and as Caddyshack.)