Why does Aerospace Education affect you?

The Aerospace Education Program is one of three missions of Civil Air Patrol.  Much like the three props on a propeller, all three missions function together to make CAP go.  Back in 1941 when CAP was created, we were primarily interested in educating the public on the importance of aviation on the future of America.  General aviation pilots volunteered to fly safety patrols along the coasts of the United States to protect our borders during World War II.  Now we teach about aviation, aerospace, space and cyberspace to protect and serve our communities.

AE Current Events
Successful Launch of Minotaur V - Friday, September 6, 2013

On September 6, 2013 a Minotaur V rocket successfully launched NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment (LADEE) into a lunar transfer orbit. The LADEE mission was the inagural flight of Minotaur V, the 24th overall launch of the Minotaur family of vehicles, and the fifth Minotaur launch from Wallops Flight Facility. LADEE is the 45th satellite launched by a Minotaur rocket.

  • First launch of the Minotaur V configuration
  • First five-stage vehicle flown by Orbital
  • First Peacekeeper-based vehicle launched from Wallops Flight Facility
  • First Lunar mission flown by the Orbital company.
  • First Lunar mission flown from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia

 

 
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