LCATS provides a sustainable testing environment where secondary school students are encouraged to discover, learn, explore and achieve through an informal experiential space exploration research experience.


LCATS acquaints students with professional opportunities in Space-STEM through sustained research, field experiences, and mentorship.


Project-based learning experiences with international exchange programs open students to different ways of doing things, and promote the cause of international cooperation and world peace.
Here are just some of the activities that LCATS cohorts participate in:
Field trips to caves to learn geology and biology of caves; how to take science measurements, and explore.
Instruction by volunteer aerospace engineers and scientists.
Mission concept design.

By helping to fund our programs for motivated Middle and High School students with an interest in exploring space, you advance 21st century careers for underrepresented minorities, female, and economically disadvantaged students.

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