Welcome to Ad Astra Kansas Foundation

Founded in 2001, the Ad Astra Kansas Foundation is an information resource focusing on
high-tech and space-tech research in Kansas and promoting STEM education in our state.


The Spring 2024 AD ASTRA KANSAS NEWSLETTER is available NOW!!





See Galaxy Forum 2022 Part 2 HERE

Click on the graphic above for the Galaxy Forum video


Live! from space

Astronaut and Kansan Nick Hague shared the space experience with students at the Cosmosphere live from the ISS last May, to see the interview, click here.


We have created a series of "trading cards" highlighting Kansas scientists of accomplishment with the goal of inspiring young Kansans to go into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.  

The final set of trading cards are available now!! To download all the trading cards click here.



NASA offers new online book

“Earth at Night” is a compilation of stories
depicting the interactions between science
and wonder.

The images in the book reveal a a place filled
with glowing communities, natural wonders,
and striking illumination, a world is bustling
with activity and life.


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Free materials available
for educational project

you can be one!

  Kansas scientists
Kansas Kids

Educational activity information

The scientists:

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Monarchs In Space

FHSU/Cosmosphere Repository of Space Exploration

 Kansas Space Initiative Meeting
November 20, 2008

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One step closer to an annual AA STEM Day to recognize the accomplishments of Kansans and importance of STEM in our state-- Kansas State Senate Resolution #1744, passed  March 6 designating April 24, 2024, "Ad Astra STEM Day" to celebrate scientific achievement in the state. We would like to thank Topeka Senator Kristin O'Shea for sponsoring it. Our next step in 2025 will be to pursue a legislative bill to make April 24 Ad Astra STEM Day annually throughout Kansas. Interested in such a cause? Let us know at contact@adastra-ks.org