Readiness Begins with Hope

The Readiness Institute at Penn State, in collaboration with Global Moonshots in Education, collected thousands of hopes from students, educators, and members of the global community from December 2020 through February 2021. We’re now sending those messages to the moon to create a lasting reminder that the hopes of today can become the reality of tomorrow. 

Moonshot poster contest Highlighting STEM Education through the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Moonshot Poster Contest 

Pennsylvania students in grades 3–12 participated in a statewide poster contest celebrating America’s return to the moon! 

Learn more about the Moonshot Poster Contest

Justin W. Aglio

If our hopes can make it to the moon, then our hopes can become true on Earth.

Justin Aglio, Ed.D., executive director, Readiness Institute at Penn State

Sending Hopes to the Moon

The hopes that we’ve collected will be sent to the surface of the moon in 2023 on the Peregrine Lunar Lander built by Astrobotic Technology, a space robotics company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Once your hope has been sent to the moon, every time you look into the night sky, you’ll be reminded of what it is that you’re hoping for and how your actions can contribute to the greater good of community and future readiness.

Learn more about Astrobotic’s mission to the moon

Esther Wojcicki, Ph.D.

Our mission is to enable every person to reach their fullest potential.

Esther Wojcicki, Ph.D., CEO and founder, Global Moonshots in Education