Xtronaut’s Program Focus:
- Stem Student education kits and teacher programs
- space-related games and education-based entertainment
- museum and traveling exhibits
XTRONAUT Enterprise develops and supports innovative education-based initiatives and outreach programs associated with the OSIRIS-REx Mission, as well as other robotic space exploration missions.
OSIRIS-REx is a NASA funded mission designed to launch (2016) an unmanned vehicle to rendezvous with an asteroid (2018), collect a sample from the asteroid and conduct various experiments, and return the sample to Earth (2023).
Founded by OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator Dr. Dante Lauretta, and Space Entrepreneur Mike Lyon, XTRONAUT delivers to schools unique STEM education programs designed to engage and inspire students to pursue learning in science, engineering, and math. Xtronaut’s programs link STEM education to actual space missions in a new and exciting way and create a pathway for students to pursue related learning and careers.
XTRONAUT is led by scientific, education, and space leaders interested in advancing public understanding of space exploration.
Xtronaut’s Third Successful Kickstarter in December 2017!
OSIRIS-REx will provide fundamental scientific information as well as tools to facilitate asteroid resource utilization and to help us protect our planet from potential dangers posed by asteroid impacts.