APL’s Space Exploration Sector hosts this website to excite and inspire the next generation of explorers by creating hands-on, minds-on learning experiences. From the Sun to Pluto and beyond, APL is engineering the future of space exploration—examining Earth’s near-space environment, our star, planetary bodies, and the outer solar system. The APL/NASA Education and Public Outreach site provides unique opportunities for students, educators, museums, science centers, and the public to share in the excitement of the missions that APL manages for NASA. Explore this site for information about APL and NASA space exploration missions, including links to NASA websites, activities, and fun games.
APL and the Discovery Channel sponsor this program to take you inside real NASA missions. Talk to the scientists and engineers who design, build, and guide the satellites and spacecraft that are exploring our solar system and beyond.
APL partners with FIRST Robotics to host competition events on site at APL. Robotics teams that are looking for mentoring or are having technical issues may request help from an APL volunteer through the volunteer request form. Requests will be posted to volunteers but there is no guarantee that requests will be filled.
APL STEM Corps is a group of dedicated APL staff who volunteer their time to STEM outreach. Whether it is mentoring students, coaching a robotics team, tutoring students or judging science fairs, APL STEM Corps volunteers help to inspire, engage and educate the next generation of STEM professionals.