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December 2021

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is pleased to announce the 2022 Alex Higgins Memorial Space Camp Scholarship. Since 2001, more than 50 New Hampshire children and teens have traveled to the U.S. Space Camp & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, for a week of simulated astronaut or pilot training, thanks to the scholarship. This represents a combined effort among Alex Higgins’ family, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to honor Alex’s memory. Space Camp provides the opportunity for children and teens to engage in a science and engineering adventure that Alex Higgins truly enjoyed.  Read more →


The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host its monthly online Super Stellar Friday series as Director of Education Mirka Zapletal takes audience members on a tour of the climates of Mars and the Moon on Friday, January 7th at 7 pm. NASA is actively working toward a return to the Moon and then the journey on to Mars but getting there is only part of the challenge. Read more →