AirSpace Minnesota Announces Go Boldly Challenge to Honor Minnesotans Who Dare to Dream

"To climb the highest mountain, to discover new countries, to wander into limitless space or to throw a searchlight into the realms of eternal darkness is what makes life worth living."

Auguste Piccard, twin brother of Minnesota Aeronautics Pioneer Jean Piccard, who inspired Star Trek's Jean-Luc Picard

Feb 21, 2014, 16:00 ET from AirSpace Minnesota

MANKATO, Minn., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AirSpace Minnesota today announced the Go Boldly Challenge at the Minnesota Science Teachers Association Conference on Science Education in Mankato, Minn. Created to celebrate Minnesota's remarkable contributions to technology innovation through aerospace and aviation, AirSpace Minnesota is committed to inspiring a new generation by showing what's possible when dreams and skills connect.

The Go Boldly Challenge will recognize Minnesotans of all ages who have achieved something extraordinary related to aviation or aerospace. Nominees should have a passion for aviation, aerospace or related fields, a positive approach to achieving a dream and ongoing commitment to gaining and using science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.

Honorees will be recognized in five age groups: elementary, middle school, high school, college and adult. The first 50 applicants will receive aviator sunglasses and a Go Boldly AirSpace Minnesota T-shirt. Finalists in each category will be honored at the Go Boldly Expo on April 26th, 2014 at the Downtown St. Paul Airport (9 a.m.5 p.m.) and receive a $100 National Camera Exchange gift card.

The Go Boldly Expo is a free public event for students, educators and families featuring Apollo Astronauts Buzz Aldrin (first moon landing) and Harrison "Jack" Schmitt (last moon landing).  The Go Boldly honorees will meet Minnesota astronaut Karen Nyberg, who recently returned from the International Space Station.  The Expo includes main stage presentations, book signings and an interactive career showcase.

Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM.  Nominations will be reviewed by industry leaders including members of the AirSpace Minnesota Board of Directors. Honorees will be notified by April 19, 2014.

Nominate an individual, team, or yourself via the application at

About AirSpace Minnesota
AirSpace Minnesota is a non-profit organization committed to helping students discover their dreams and the creativity and value of skills and careers involving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  When dreams and skills connect, anything is possible.

Contact: Kristi Rollag Wangstad
AirSpace Minnesota

SOURCE AirSpace Minnesota