Williamsburg City Schools
Dataseam Students visit
Morehead Space Science:

Thirteen-students from Williamsburg Independent Schools students participating in the Dataseam Apprenticeship, STLP, GearUp, and Computer Science classes attended a tour hosted by Dataseam of the Morehead State University Space Science Center. It was a full day with lots of questions and engagement between Williamsburg students and faculty and team members.

Learn more about Morehead State University and their space science center HERE.

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Left to right: Bryce Creekmore, Marty Gilley, Gavin Lawson, Nicholas Baird, Trevor Neace, Travis Woods, Katlyn Moses, Chelsea Adkins, Adrianna Wagers, Dirk, Alex Coleman, Robel Schwartz, David Palmer, and Trey Searles.

Student Adrianna Wagers, center, is holding the sister unit to the Lunar Ice Cube, a $24 million project Morehead Space Science completed for NASA. Its 18 month mission to orbit the moon, mapping lunar ice for an eventual NASA outpost, is slated to launch February 2022 along with 12 payloads total on the largest rocket NASA has ever produced. This was a hands-on project for Morehead students, with approximately 50 students doing a bulk of the work over the last several years.

Pictured are Robel Schwarz and Alex Coleman, the students from Williamsburg Independent participating in the Dataseam IT Registered Apprenticeship. They are standing in the anechoic chamber, a noise and frequency-deadening room that tests satellite systems, antennas, and antenna components.

Katlyn Moses, President of Williamsburg Independent’s Girls Who Code Club, is pictured with Dr. Dirk Grupe, Morehead State University, who led the tour. Katlyn is holding approximately $500,000 of small satellite Morehead was the program lead on several years ago.

Funded and supported by the Appalachian Regional Commission POWER Initiative, the United States Department of Labor, and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Cabinet, the jobs and needs at MSU make home-growing students like them very important to Kentucky’s continued aerospace success.