Galactic Unite was established in 2010 in partnership with Virgin Galactic and Virgin Unite as the global vehicle for the Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut community to channel its collective energy and resources to achieve positive change in the world.
Since then, we’ve been moving full steam ahead and we’re already helping future rocket scientists reach for the stars!
Who are we?
We are a community of like-minded ‘Future Astronauts’ (people who will be flying the world’s first commercial suborbital spaceflights on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo).
We are united by the belief that the world needs to increase opportunities for young people to learn and apply STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills and technologies to social and environmental challenges.
We want to help inspire and skill up a generation of people who will power the emerging space industry, and use their skills and expertise to solve global challenges. We aim to do this by:
- Using the energy around commercial space travel to inspire a whole new generation to get excited about STEM skills and entrepreneurialism;
- Creating and delivering innovative educational content and award-based programs around STEM and space-related activities.
Galactic Unite has been inspired and driven by the amazing international community of Virgin Galactic's Future Astronauts. As a group of pioneers, they are already helping lifelong learning and industry development to take shape. It is extremely exciting to see they are also combining their resources to act as a force for good.
Our goal is to develop measurable, scalable initiatives that provide a wealth of powerful resources for STEM students and teachers, and the inspiration and support of a global STEM community. We’ll be developing lesson plans, competitions, training, mentoring, podcasts, as well as creative collaborations to help us deliver our mission.
Head over to the Educational Programmes page for more info.
Thanks to incredibly generous donations from Virgin Galactic’s Future Astronauts, we have created scholarship programs to support students around the world pursuing STEM degrees. Our support includes financial assistance, mentoring, internships and more.
For more information head on over to the Global Scholarship and Mentor Programme page.
Galactic Unite trips and events offer unique and exclusive experiences. 100% of proceeds after costs go towards supporting Galactic Unite initiatives. Our next exciting event is a once in a lifetime trip to South Africa. Find out more details below!
During this seven day trip, you’ll experience South Africa’s stunning natural beauty, travelling from the historic city of Johannesburg to the stunning sites of Cape Town. You’ll witness first hand South Africa’s entrepreneurial spirit.
This trip will support Galactic Unite's Africa projects. These projects reinstate Galactic Unite’s mission to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics education (STEM+) plus entrepreneurship, through the Space aspirations of Virgin Galactic Future Astronauts. Take a look at our film from our 2013 trip to see what you could be a part of this fall.
Contact Galactic Unite's Manager, Maja for more information or to reserve your place.