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Aerospace Education

Aerospace Education

As one of our missions, Aerospace Education provides valuable instruction to both the public and CAP members in regards to rocketry, space, weather, aviation, and much more! The programs ensure that all CAP members (seniors and cadets) have an appreciation for and knowledge of aerospace issues. To advance within the organization, members are required to participate in the educational program. Aerospace educators at CAP’s National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., provide current materials that reflect the highest standards of educational excellence. 

The internal aerospace education program for CAP members has two parts as well: cadet and senior. Cadets complete aerospace education modules as one of the requirements to progress through the achievement levels of the cadet program. Senior members have a responsibility to become knowledgeable of aerospace issues and the AE program that CAP provides. They are further encouraged to share the information obtained with their local communities and school systems. Many cadets have found that the knowledge gained in the aerospace program assisted them in their studies later on.

CAP’s external aerospace programs are conducted through our nation’s educational system for the public. Each year, CAP sponsors many workshops in states across the nation, reaching hundreds of educators and thereby thousands of young people. These workshops highlight basic aerospace knowledge and focus on advances in aerospace technology. CAP’s aerospace education members receive more than 20 free aerospace education classroom materials and typically recieve assistence from local squadrons whenever necessary.

To learn more about CAP’s aerospace education programs, products, and other resources available to our members, go to For information about joining as an aerospace education member (AEM) and to join online, go to


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