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Junior Space Entrepreneur Program

Preparing tomorrow’s youth to secure STEM positions within the aerospace industry through Immersive Education

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Junior Space Entrepreneur Program

Preparing tomorrow’s youth to secure STEM positions within the aerospace industry through Immersive Education. Immersive Education places students in real-world simulations which connect to real-world career possibilities.

Students Learn:

  • 21st Century Essential Skills
  • Business skills
  • Entrepreneur skills
  • Project management
  • Mentorship
  • Lifelong STEM Learning

Using Immersive Education through space-inspired learning, students experience real-world career possibilities centered around a human and robotic mission to Mars. Students learn how to run their own space company and how to become entrepreneurs. As the capstone project, students develop a technology transfer product that will benefit humanity. The product is pitched to investors who also act as mentors for the students.

Global Workforce Skills Needed in the 21st Century

  • Critical thinking
  • Complex problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Social intelligence
  • Decision making
  • Cognitive flexibility
  • Cognitive load management
  • Innovation
  • Virtual collaboration
  • Cross cultural competency
  • New media literacy
  • Initiative
  • Productivity
  • Ethics, action and accountability
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Goal setting
  • Imagination
  • Oral and written communication skills

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**The videos above show the JSEP student pilot (left) and the teacher pilot (right) conducted in January, 2020 and June, 2019 respectively.**


Learn about the Space Foundation's Space Commerce program of which the Jr. Space Entrepreneur Program is a feeder.

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