Monika Sayar is responsible for a broad range of the Space Foundation's educational programs including Discover the Universe field trips and Space in the Community.
Sayar fell in love with space when she and her husband moved to Huntsville, Alabama for her husband's last duty station before retirement. On their way to Redstone Arsenal, Monika and her husband were greeted by the Saturn V, which was breathtaking. After spending five years teaching Space Camp, she moved onto the Archives at the Salmon Library at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She also spent a few years collecting, translating, and archiving collections about the original German rocket scientists, know as Paperclips, who helped make the U.S. Space Program possible. Prior to coming to the Space Foundation, Monika spent two years as a Communicator and Launch Commentator for SpaceX and ULA launches at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.