NASA and aviation in GMSD takes flight

Did you know that on this day in 1977, NASA launched its Voyager I spacecraft to explore Jupiter and Saturn. 55 years later, it is currently the farthest man-made object in Space. On September 11th, Dr. Ann Viano, an associate professor of physics at Rhodes College will be delivering a guest lecture at Houston High to speak about NASA’s latest satellite for all interested high school students. Sign ups are live.

Closer to Earth, our new Aviation program took flight this year. 80 students are enrolled across two levels: Introduction to Aerospace and an advanced Unmanned/Drone Pilot Course at Houston High School. In its initial year, the program has successfully filled two sections each for the beginner Level 1 Course and the advanced Unmanned/Drone Pilot Level 4 Course. This approach ensures a balanced cohort of students progressing through the program, while still catering to Juniors and Seniors. These upperclassmen can explore aviation careers and even obtain a State Approved Industry Credential - the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate. Currently, we have two classes available: Introduction to Aerospace, with 47 enrolled students, and Unmanned Systems, with 33 enrolled students.