Have Space Suit - Will Travel Program CertificateDr. Jon Clark and former NASA astronaut Don Thomas serve as the spokesmen for the Have Space Suit – Will Travel program. Dr. Jon Clark is one of America’s leading experts in space medicine and safety with over 30 years of experience as a medical professional, and Dr. Don Thomas is an engineer and former NASA astronaut who has flown four missions to space.

The HSSWT program aims to develop the next generation of space enthusiasts by encouraging students to read Robert Heinlein’s Have Space Suit – Will Travel. The program lesson plans provide discussion topics, creative writing assignments, and culminates with the winning schools having a real spacesuit from the Heinlein Prize Trust visit their class or club. Following a learning activity, classes will be rewarded with a Sokol pressure suit in their school. They are allowed to touch the suit and try on the gloves. Students who participated were “extremely enthusiastic” and “thrilled to have a spacesuit to play with…”

Have Space Suit-Will TravelHave Space Suit — Will Travel to LoneStarCon

The Have Space Suit — Will Travel educational program traveled to LoneStarCon, the World Science Fiction Convention, in San Antonio, Texas August 29th through September 2nd, 2013. Art Dula of the Heinlein Prize Trust conducted the session, sharing insights and …  Read MoreRead More

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Have Space Suit-Will TravelMoon Day 2013

The Heinlein Prize Trust celebrated Moon Day 2013 with Girl Scout troop 2652, and an estimated 1500 other visitors, at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, Love Field, in Dallas, Texas. In 2009, Moon Day was created by the Frontiers of …  Read MoreRead More

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HeinleinHeinlein’s 106th

On July 7th we always pause to note the anniversary of the birth of Robert A. Heinlein™. Though he passed away in 1988, Robert Heinlein continues to be an enduring and influential American writer of speculative fiction. Most of his …  Read MoreRead More

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Have Space Suit-Will TravelHave Space Suit — Will Travel to Strasbourg, France

International Space University Professor, Dr. Chris Welch held a session with one hundred 11th grade students at the English section of the International High‐School of Pontonniers in Strasbourg (France) on November 22, 2012. Accompanying Dr. Welch was the Have Space …  Read MoreRead More

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Have Space Suit-Will TravelHave Space Suit – Will Travel to London

The Royal Aeronautical Society in London hosted the Have Space Suit – Will Travel educational program on June 18, 2012. Art Dula of The Heinlein Prize Trust, flight surgeon Dr. Jon Clark, and private space participant Anousheh Ansari  presented the …  Read MoreRead More

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Have Space Suit-Will TravelHave Space Suit – Will Travel to Paideia School

It was a time magical for everyone. That was the review of astronaut Dr. Don Thomas’s visit to Paideia School in Atlanta in April 2012. Amy Baxter, M.D., the ‘adopted’ granddaughter of the Heinleins, and an enthusiastic supporter of their …  Read MoreRead More

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Have Space Suit-Will TravelHave Space Suit — Will Travel 2011 Program

Besides being a lot of fun, the Have Space Suit — Will Travel experience exposes the students to new technologies that are used in both space suits and spacecrafts, and provides them with an opportunity to look into the future and envision the space travel that may be possible within their lifetimes.  Read MoreRead More

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Have Space Suit-Will TravelHave Space Suit – Will Travel: Colorado

The Have Spacesuit — Will Travel educational program expanded further across the United States as the spacesuit, a genuine Sokol spacesuit which has spent more than 196 days in space and traveled some 85 million miles, visited the 4th grade …  Read MoreRead More

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Have Space Suit-Will TravelHave Space Suit Adult Programs 2011

The Have Spacesuit — Will Travel educational program, which has been popular and successful with middle school and high school students, expanded to include engineering college students in Boulder, Colorado, and students at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, …  Read MoreRead More

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Have Space Suit-Will TravelThe Heinlein Guide in Malaysian

Working with World Space Week, The Heinlein Prize Trust has produced a translation of The Heinlein Guide in Malaysian. The Heinlein Guide is a collection of science and language arts activities for middle school teachers based on the book Have Spacesuit – Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein.  Read MoreRead More

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Have Space Suit-Will TravelHave Space Suit – And Spaceship

Some students got an experience beyond the spacesuit alone in the Have Spacesuit — Will Travel program. They got to explore an Excalibur Almaz spacecraft as well! These students were from a UTMB course, Intro to Aerospace Medicine. The day’s …  Read MoreRead More

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Have Spacesuit-Will TravelHave Spacesuit – Will Travel 2010 Program

The Have Spacesuit — Will Travel program in 2010 was a great success. Four public schools in Maryland participated, with a total of232 students involved. Together with the students from 2009, the total students who have participated in HSWT to date is 436.  Read MoreRead More

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Have Spacesuit-Will Travel61st International Astronautical Congress

October 2010: Lesson plans for Have Spacesuit – Will Travel were distributed to Czech Republic teachers at the 61st International Astronautical Congress in Prague, Czech Republic  Read MoreRead More

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Have Spacesuit-Will TravelHave Spacesuit – Will Travel, And It Did!

October 9, 2009: A genuine spacesuit, was shown to 210 students participating in the “Have Spacesuit, Will Travel” educational program sponsored by The Heinlein Prize Trust, World Space Week, and Astronaut Leroy Chiao, Ph.D. who accompanied the spacesuit to the classes.  Read MoreRead More

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