HARNESSING SPACE TO INSPIRE A GENERATION
Galactic Unite represents a unique collaboration between Virgin Galactic and its community of Future Astronauts, The Spaceship Company, and Sir Richard Branson’s Foundation, Virgin Unite.
Galactic Unite offers both practical help and a planetary perspective to the engineers of the future. It harnesses the power of space to support and inspire young people to pursue an education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Since Galactic Unite’s launch, The Spaceship Company, Virgin Galactic and the Future Astronaut community have elevated thousands of young people through scholarships, mentoring, internships and virtual classrooms.
Galactic Unite programs include:
Scholarships & Mentoring
Thanks to generous donations from Virgin Galactic’s Future Astronauts, Galactic Unite have created scholarship programs that support students pursuing an education in STEM. These programs provide financial help, mentoring and internship opportunities.
The shared vision of Galactic Unite members – to create a STEM focussed community of young people – has led to many community outreach initiatives, youth collaborations, and the creation of “Generation Galactic”.
Local Community Grants Program
Galactic Unite runs a grants program, awarding funding to STEM initiatives and not-for-profit organizations in communities across New Mexico and Southern California.
“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