CAP defines aerospace education (AE) as "that branch of general education concerned with communicating knowledge, skills, and attitudes about aerospace activities and the total impact of air and space vehicles upon society." The aerospace education programs are designed to promote an understanding and appreciation for the importance of aviation and space exploration to our society and national security.
Cadets have the following opportunities:
- Aerospace Education at least one each month
- Cadet Orientation Rides in CAP Cessna
- Field trip to aerospace musems
- Build and launch rockets
External AE Links:
- http://www.shatters.net/celestia/This is a program you can download for free that allows you to view our solar system, and all the objects in it. Man made satellites, space vehicles, etc are all included, it's really neat.
- http://www.airliners.net/ This website is used to upload and explore other user submitted images of aircraft and sometimes space vehicles as well. High definition images with a little bit of information about each aircraft is the focus of this website, it's great.
- http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/about/index.html NASA's educational portion of their website with programs, events and activities listed for individuals or groups to get involved in.
- http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/aboutus/community/education.html Boeing's educational portion of their website with programs, events and activities listed for individuals or groups to get involved in, along the same lines of NASA's educational section.
- https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B_Liw1cxPFDNVzN0M2dUM1V4OGs Information for the Solar System Program. Cadets are free to download the PowerPoint slides and information