LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- In January, the Kentucky Science Center will play host to astronauts and space professionals as middle- and high-school students converge on the center for the "Go For Launch!" space camp.

The three-day program, put on by Leesburg, Virginia-based non-profit Higher Orbits, "uses space exploration as a platform to launch student involvement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects.

Higher Orbits is the same organization that held the "Mission Discovery" science camp at the center in March.

Go For Launch! is currently scheduled for Jan. 16-18, at 9 a.m. to p.m. daily. Confirmed speakers will include Twyman Clements, President and CEO of Space Tango, a Lexington-based company that focuses on utilizing space solutions for Earth. Clements is experienced in small satellite missions and International Space Station technology development. Katie Kubitskey, a Louisville resident whose love of space exploration stemmed from her past involvement with an international space camp in Turkey.

An astronaut and space professional are also expected to speak at the Kentucky Science Center during the camp.

Anyone interested in attending can REGISTER HERE. Payment plans are available, according to Michelle Ham, the camp's founder. Ham said that anyone who registers before July 31 will pay only $100, instead of the regular $250 fee.

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