Supporting Space Education

And inspiring future scientists

A guide in a NASA astronaut costume, labeled Shepard for NH astronaut Alan Shepard, takes a selfie in front of the main atrium at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. The phone's reflection is visible at arm's reach in their gold-tinted visor.

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center celebrates the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing on July 20, 2019. Story opens at WMUR TV's website.

High school students from Project Smart work with an adult mentor on an electronics project

NEW HAMPSHIRE SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM (NHSGC) brings together NH's educational and scientific communities to foster public interest in science education, scholarship, and research. Funded by NASA, the consortium supports eight New Hampshire affiliate institutions and thousands of teachers, students, faculty, and citizens interested in the sciences, in space science, and in inspiring future scientists. Please note that as a training grant, any person receiving funding must be a U.S. Citizen.

NHSGC Affiliates

Offering a diverse array of resources applied to generating student interest in the sciences.

Plymouth State University faculty and volunteers prepare to launch a weather balloon at AerospaceFest in 2013

Their methods of inspiration include educational challenges, interactive hands-on exhibits, training, research opportunities, and educational scholarships. Common theme: inspiring future scientists.