The Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium Initiative is an innovative
partnership with Space Explorers, Inc (SEI) designed to bring the latest
technology education programs into classrooms across the state of
Pennsylvania. The initiative will award interactive Internet packages in
up to 46 elementary, middle and high schools across Pennsylvania with
placement in 2-3 schools per Congressional District.
The programs, Moonlink, Marslink, and NEARlink, were developed by SEI in
collaboration with NASA and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.
They are some of the very first programs designed specifically for the
Internet and are supported by a standards based, online curriculum. The
interactive programs focus on areas of science, math, and technology in
While many schools would like to participate in programs such as Moonlink,
Marslink and NEARlink, they often lack the necessary funding. The
Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium Initiative has been created to help
overcome these financial barriers and to provide more students access to
the latest educational opportunities.
The cost of the Marslink and NEARlink programs is $500. The Moonlink
program costs $450. Of this amount, the Pennsylvania Space Grant
Consortium will fund $250. Other Marslink and NEARlink Initiatives may
then match this money on a one-to-one basis as the need exists. As a
result, full funding may be available for your school. For more
information on the other Marslink and NEARlink Initiatives, visit
The Moonlink website is http://www.moonlink.com/.
The Marslink website is http://www.marslink.com/.
The NEARlink website is http://near.space-explorers.com/.
For more information about the Moonlink, Marslink, and NEARlink program or
the Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium Initiative, contact Tim Lewaren,
SEI, at 1-800-965-3763 ext. 262.
Go to The Pennsylvania State University
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February 07, 2007