The U.S. Embassy to Libya is now accepting applications for the 2019 U.S.-Libya Space Camp Scholarship Program that will give Libyan students and educators the opportunity to challenge themselves in an elite training center designed for the top scientists and astronauts from around the world.
The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the Libyan Ministry of Education and the Libyan organization Hexa, will select one up to 12 students (ages 15 – 18) and one educator focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects to represent Libya at the U.S Space Camp facility in Huntsville, Alabama for one week in August 2019.
Selected participants will take part in a comprehensive program designed to promote interest in space science and exploration as well as global cooperation. Selected students will be challenged both academically and physically through extended-duration missions and experiencing microgravity in the Underwater Astronaut Trainer. For further information about Space Camp, you can visit: https://www.spacecamp.com/
The 2019 Space Camp Scholarship program falls under the recently renewed U.S.-Libya Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement and commemorate the 10th anniversary of the first U.S. Embassy sponsored Space Camp Scholarship Program for Libyans that was initially launched in 2009.