Space education programme has lift-off online

Distributor Mouser has introduced the Space Exploration series, available via its website.

The company has teamed up with Grant Imahara and commercial space companies in an educational program as part of the Empowering Innovation Together initiative.

Engineers will have an opportunity to learn about the new space race to colonize Mars; MoonMail, the world's first commercial lunar delivery service; the hostile environment in deep space; and creating a personal lunar legacy.

Visitors to the website can hear from the experts the space industry into a commercialised one. Are we ready to privatise lunar or Mars exploration? Lunar return or straight to Mars? What technology needs to be developed? Is this the start of a lunar revolution? Should we colonise Mars?

"We are excited to be working with these leading experts in the field of engineering to provide this amazing program for our customers. It's one more way that we are connecting to engineers with innovative, relevant content," said Glenn Smith, Mouser President and CEO."It's a tremendous partnership because we provide the newest products and technologies, and along with Grant, they provide the inspiration and engineering expertise."

The Innovation Spotlight feature is filmed on the set of the Starship Enterprise, from the webseries Star Trek Continues. For the first time in history, there will be mail deliveries to the moon and will include mail from two winners of the Mouser Space Challenge.

"This is the closest most of us will ever get to the surface of the Moon," says Grant Imahara. "It's a history in the making event for anyone to be able to send a package and their picture to the Moon. How cool is that?"

Imahara has worked on famous robotic characters – including R2-D2 in the Star Wars prequels and the Energizer Bunny, and has worked on TV programmes Mythbusters and Battlebots.

The series will feature new technical articles, videos in the Innovation Hub. The Hub features some of the leading innovators and their insights into the Space Industry.

The Empowering Innovation Together Space Exploration Series is sponsored by Platinum Program Partner Microsemi and Diamond sponsors Vishay Intertechnology and Phoenix Contact.

Mouser, Grant Imahara and commercial space companies are partners in Empowering Innovation Together.