Upcoming HAL5 Events

February 15 @ 7 pm

SPECIAL NIGHT (Postponed from January). Jackie Dannenberg, Heidi Collier, and Dick Curtis "Peenemünde 75. Then and Now." Location: Huntsville-Madison County Main Public Library Auditorium

March 1 @ 7 pm

Scott Spearing, Geocent LCC, on "CubeSats - To The Moon and Beyond." NASA's first SLS mission (EM-1) will launch 13 cubesats to fly to the moon and further. Discussion on capability, design and destinations. And a sneak peek behind plans for upcoming missions and capabilities. Location: Huntsville-Madison County Main Public Library Auditorium

April 5 @ 7 pm

To be Announced. Location: Huntsville-Madison County Main Public Library Auditorium

This website is undergoing a major renovation. We apologize in advance for missing links or incomplete pages. Here is a link to our old site in case you are looking for something from our archive.


Voyager Golden Disc 2.0

A global students competition presented by HAL5 and Janet's Planet. Please spread the word!

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.