Upcoming HAL5 Events

October 21, 1 - 5 pm

HAL5 at VBAS Astronomy Day with Make-N-Launch paper air rockets, Pin the Payload on ISS game, and Suitcase Rocket . Location: VBAS - Mone Sano State Park.

December 7 @ 7 pm

Jackie Dannenberg, Heidi Collier, and Dick Curtis "Peenemünde 75. Then and Now." In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the first successful launch into space on October 3rd, 1942 in Peenemünde, Germany. Location: USSRC Education Training Facility

January 5 @ 7 pm

HAL5 January free public program. Topic to be announced. Location: USSRC Education Training Facility

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History, Projects, Education and Outreach

about us

About Us

Not-for-profit 501(c)(3), space educational and advocacy organization that believes space development can stimulate our world with immeasurable benefits and ultimately room to grow for our society.


Monthly Programs

Monthly public talks on wide range of science, space, technology and science fiction talks. Opportunity for audience to engage with the speaker one-on-one.



Various projects, current and past. Includes Conferences, Project HALO and Alabama Power Grid Defense Committee.


Education Outreach

Local STEM/STEAM activities and school visits to demonstrate how science can be fun, educational and artsy.


Project HALO

Our longest, on-going project. Goals of Project HALO are to provide cheap access to space for small groups, technology development, and education. Amateur altitude record of ~36 miles in May 11, 1997.

Power Grid Defense

Alabama Power Grid Defense

One of our current Project. Spearhead crucial and long-overdue initiatives to safeguard Alabama power grids from natural and man-made threats. Bring awareness and coordinations with civic and government entities.