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Perseid Foundation Updates

Hi there, We’re so glad you’re here! Since launching The Perseid Foundation in July 2023, we've laid the foundation for a STEAM-based curriculum at Middlesboro Independent Schools and Bell County Schools in Southeast Kentucky. Astronaut John Shoffner first discovered his...


Axiom Space astronaut visits local schools

LULING — Astronaut John Shoffner, pilot for Axiom Space’s upcoming Ax-2 mission to the International Space Station on the SpaceX Dragon, met with fifth grade students at Luling Elementary and Norco Elementary in St. Charles Parish on Wednesday, April 26....

The Morning Call

Astronaut visits Crayola Experience Easton

John Shoffner, who recently served as pilot on the Axiom Space Ax-2 mission to the International Space Station speaks Friday, July 14, 2023, at Crayola Experience Easton. (April Gamiz /The Morning Call). Read Full Article Here

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Businessman turned astronaut says STEM is out of this world

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. — Teens in Middlesboro got an out-of-this world experience on Friday March 24; they interacted with alum, John Shoffner. Shoffner is a retired race car driver and businessman turned astronaut who was raised in Middlesboro. Read Full Article...

Middlesboro News

Open thank you letter from John Shoffner

My dream began with cardboard spaceships and the space race in the 1960s. And so, with my mother’s blessing, this is what set me on my path in pursuit of all things beyond. Read Full Article Here