Welcome to the NASA Nebraska Space Grant Consortium

The Mars 2020 Rover Perseverance launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on July 30, 2020.  

Follow along with the mission here: 


Nebraska Space Grant Fellowships 

Applications Closed June 30, 2020

The Nebraska Space Grant awards fellowships for student research and educational opportunities.

Nebraska Space Grant Mini-Grants

Applications Closed June 30, 2020

The Nebraska Space Grant offers Higher Education Mini-Grants and Research Mini-Grants.  These grants are available to Nebraska educators and researchers.

Please see the Opportunities page for more information and deadlines regarding the Mini-Grant, Fellowship, and Internship opportunities.  Also check the NASA Nebraska EPSCoR website for additional opportunities.  




Nebraska Space Grant supports several aerospace-education and outreach efforts within the state.  These include High Altitude Ballooning (HAB), NASA-specific professional development for teachers, the Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, and other conferences and events.

Teachers in preparation for

the Solar Eclipse in 2017


NASA Nebraska Space Grant is part of NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.  We are one of 52 Space Grant Consortiums in the United States and have been successfully promoting aerospace-related activities within the state since 1991.


The Nebraska Space Grant Consortium is awarded funds to develop research infrastructure and enhance the quality of aerospace research and education throughout the state. 



To enhance the quality of life for Nebraskans through continuous research, fellowship and scholarship funding, and public service related to aeronautics and aerospace.



This grant allows Nebraska colleges and universities to engage in research, education, and public service programs related to aeronautics, space sciences, and technology.

Astronomy lecturer Michael Sibbernsen, launches a high-altitude balloon.


NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley made history as they left American soil on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on a Falcon 9 rocket at 3:22 p.m. EDT May 30, 2020 from Launch Complex 39A in Florida, for an extended stay at the International Space Station for the Demo-2 mission.


Girls in Aviation Day took place on September 26, 2020.  The local event is hosted by the UNO Maverick Chapter of Women in Aviation and sponsored by the NASA Nebraska Space Grant.  It was a virtual event this year with youth across the country participating!

The NASA Nebraska Eclipse Ballooning Project launched from Grand Island, NE

NASA Nebraska Space Grant hosted the Great Nebraska Eclipse Lecture on Friday, August 18, 2017 and distributed free solar eclipse viewing glasses at the event.

UNMC Student and NASA Fellow conducting research in biomechanics

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