For more than 25 years, the NASA Solar System Ambassadors program has been a public engagement effort that works with motivated volunteers across the nation to communicate the science and excitement of NASA's space exploration missions and discoveries with the people in their communities.
Originally called the Galileo Ambassador Program, the initiative was the idea of a New Hampshire teacher who suggested that NASA establish a coordinated program for volunteers across the country. The program grew quickly, and by 1999 the Solar System Ambassadors Program was launched with 145 volunteers.
Today, the Solar System Ambassadors Program has more than 1,100 dedicated volunteers reaching more than 11 million people through both live and online events in their communities.
From a local library in a small town in Iowa to a military base in Guam, volunteers share professionally-designed presentations based on the latest updates from scientists and engineers working at the leading edge of NASA’s solar system exploration.
The program’s wide-reaching local approach to sharing NASA’s dedicated efforts in space and science with the public has led to a deep impact among individuals and communities – particularly those not traditionally served by NASA.
Find a Solar System Ambassador or event near you, or sign up to become a NASA Solar System Ambassador in your community at the link below.