Harnessing The Power Of Space To Inspire And Support Youth To Pursue STEM Education
Galactic Unite represents a unique collaboration between Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline and its community of Future Astronaut customers, supported by Sir Richard Branson’s Foundation, Virgin Unite. At Galactic Unite we seek to drive positive change by channelling our collective energy, resources and passions.
To travel to space is the stuff of childhood dreams and better access to space is key to solving many of our planet’s greatest challenges. Galactic Unite provides inspiration and practical support to the young people who will help fulfil that purpose by pursuing an education focused in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).
Driven by Virgin Galactic’s customers, partners and staff, Galactic Unite educates and inspires through partnership initiatives, community engagement and mentoring, as well as providing STEM based scholarships around the world. Realising the true potential of space for the benefit of life on Earth has never been more urgent or relevant. Galactic Unite will help to ensure that future generations are equipped to apply the space perspective to Earth’s greatest challenges.
Since launch, Virgin Galactic and its Future Astronaut community have invested almost $2m through Galactic Unite initiatives and reached more than 50,000 young people through scholarships, mentoring, internships, virtual classrooms and other activities.
“Galactic Unite is the brainchild of our amazing international community of Virgin Galactic Future Astronauts. As pioneers of the second space age, they are helping to make an important new industry a reality. Through Galactic Unite they are combining their resources and the excitement surrounding their upcoming spaceflights as a force for good and as an inspiration to young people from all over the world.” – Richard Branson