About Us

Informal STEM education is an extremely effective tool that can help motivate students in all disciplines to explore and achieve to their greatest potential. DiscoverSpace from the Link Observatory Space Science Institute provides sustained student learning in the classroom and beyond; limited-duration programs that compliment classroom learning; teacher professional development programs; and important resources to the classroom and the student.

Utilizing the latest in digital technologies, DiscoverSpace is the ideal tool for inspiring our youth, communicating to them in technologies they enjoy and understand, and providing immersive learning experiences they will retain.

Link Observatory Space Science Institute
The Link Observatory Space Science Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to informal science education and public engagement programs in NASA missions, astronomy and space exploration.

Our mission is to advance scholastic literacy of future generations with informal STEM education focused on NASA missions, astronomy, and space exploration; and to foster scientific curiosity and advance science literacy to cultivate and nurture the next generation of leaders.

Founded in 2012, the Link Observatory Space Science Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This magnificent astronomical observatory is now dedicated to providing informal, yet expertly designed, science education to schools and the general public. Its mission is to inspire students to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and encourage students in all disciplines to explore and achieve their greatest potential.

Goddard Symposium Exhibit
Link Observatory Space Science Institute Showcases STEM Educational Programs in Virtual Reality at the 2016 Goddard Symposium.

The Link Observatory Space Science Institute was invited to attend the 2016 Goddard Space Symposium in Greenbelt, MD March 8-10, 2016 to showcase our newest educational technologies. Virtual Reality (VR) headsets were provided to all in attendance who experienced the ultimate in immersive educational programming as they walked on the surface of Mars next to the Curiosity Rover in Gale Crater and Pathfinder Rover at Ares Vallis. They also experienced a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) as if they were actually there.

A variety of dignitaries attended the Symposium and were able to experience the latest in educational technologies provided by the Link Observatory Space Science Institute. All agreed that these new technologies would make a major impact in STEM education.
Jean Jacque Dordain Holdren Lovell
Jean-Jacques Dordain
Former Director General of the
European Space Agency
Dr. John Holdren
Senior Advisor on Science and Technology
for President Obama
Apollo Astronaut Jim Lovell
Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8 and Apollo 13

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