FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

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What is the L'SPACE Academy?

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The L'SPACE Academy is a NASA funded, virtual, workforce development program designed to train and educate students about the dynamic world of the space industry through hands-on learning. There are two Academies, the Mission Concept Academy and the NASA Proposal Writing and Evaluation Experience Academy.

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Is the L'SPACE Academy an internship?

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The L'SPACE Academy is a workforce development program, not an internship. Students should not list their participation in the L'SPACE Academy as work experience or as an internship on their resume, but rather as professional development training.  

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What is a workforce development program?

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As a workforce development program, the L'SPACE program teaches industry standard procedures and protocols to students who are interested in pursuing a career with NASA or other space industries. This experience will enhance students' skill sets and understanding of what it's like to work professionally for NASA, making them more marketable for future employers. 

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Does L'SPACE offer internships?

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Yes, each summer, the Lucy Mission offers 10-week internships at locations such as: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, KinetX Aerospace, Southwest Research Institute, Lockheed Martin Space, and Arizona State University. These internships are exclusively available to all L'SPACE Academy alumni. Students must complete at least one semester of either the Mission Concept Academy, or the NASA Proposal Writing and Evaluation Experience Academy to be eligible. 

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What are the requirements for participation in the L'SPACE Academy?

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  • Students must be enrolled (part-time or full-time) in a US college or university as an undergraduate student. 

  • Students must have access to a computer with internet, webcam, and headset capabilities.

  • Throughout the duration of the 12-week program, students must have an adequate amount of time in their schedules to attend weekly 1.5 hr mandatory online sessions, as well time to devote a minimum of 4 additional hours per week, beyond the online session requirements, to work on group projects. 

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Am I eligible to apply to the L'SPACE Academy?

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Undergraduate students, freshmen-seniors, who are enrolled in a US college or university are eligible to apply. L'SPACE is an inclusive program that thrives on diversity and we welcome students of all races, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, and identities to join our program. L'SPACE is a STEM program that engrosses students into the world of the space industry, however we encourage students of all academic disciplines to apply if they're interested in learning more about space and mission-related concepts. 

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Can I apply to the L'SPACE Academy if I am a non US student?

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 At this time, we are only able to accept students enrolled in a US college or university. NASA has asked that we focus on US-based schools and we are limited to their directives in terms of who can take part in L'SPACE. 

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What is the difference between the Mission Concept Academy and the NASA Proposal Writing and Evaluation Experience Academy

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 At this time, we are only able to accept students enrolled in a US college or university. NASA has asked that we focus on US-based schools and we are limited to their directives in terms of who can take part in L'SPACE.