From a child’s first classroom experience all the way through college, and even as young professionals enter the workforce, we offer STEAM-based educational tools, curriculum, and programs that excite and prepare the next generation to take on space. We create the game-changers of tomorrow – dedicated to making breakthrough discoveries and improving life on Earth.
That’s where the Aldrin Family Foundation makes a difference. As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, we specialize in hands-on interaction that takes learning to a whole new level. Our efforts fall into three program sectors.
BRINGING THE MOON & MARS STRAIGHT TO YOU!
ShareSpace Education, the K-12 arm of the Aldrin Family Foundation, uses its innovative and interactive Giant Mars and Moon Maps™ to cultivate a love for STEAM at an early age. When using these maps kids get to sit, stand, walk, play, and learn together on the Red Planet and the Moon! Targeted at ages 10-14 years, students perform fun projects like building personally designed space ships and habitats, and learning the names of craters and land masses.
Spirit: a martian story
ShareSpace Education, the K-12 education arm of the Aldrin Family Foundation, is proud to have contributed to the creation of Spirit: A Martian Story by Stimson Snead. Follow the journey of a hardworking space robot named Spirit, who was constructed and sent to Mars on a 90 day mission to research and conduct experiments on the desolate red planet!
HOME ON THE MOON
Dive into this interactive project for students and families. Our team will guide you through the process of how to build your own Family Lunar Outpost! Join us for this unique adventure as we launch imagination to the Moon!
Get Ready for Launch!
Aldrin Family Foundation Happenings on Earth
ShareSpace Education Donates Giant Mars and Moon Map™ to Challenger Learning Centers Across the Country
MELBOURNE, Fla. – ShareSpace Education, a key program of the Aldrin Family Foundation (AFF), partnered with Challenger Center, a leading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education organization, to donate three Giant Mars Map™ and one Giant Moon...
Clark County School District (CCSD) students from Kermit R. Booker Innovative Elementary School and Jan Jones Blackhurst Elementary school participated in an interactive presentation on Giant Mars Maps™ led by Aldrin Family Foundation’s (AFF) ShareSpace Education Executive...
The Apollo 50th Gala and After-Party an Epic Celebration of the Launch of Apollo 11 from Florida’s Space Coast on July 16, 1969
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – More than 500 guests from across the globe gathered with space legends and celebrities at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC) on July 16 for the iconic Apollo 50th Gala and After-Party presented by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:...