Starbird Association

Who We Are


Advocate for SpaceNorth

SpaceX. NASA. Blue Origin - We want your offices here. We're going out into our business community and having conversations about Minnesota as SpaceNorth. We hope to develop strategic partners that can be on board with our SpaceNorth mission as a benefit to the Minnesota business landscape and the people who live and work here.

Aerospace & STEM Events

We plan to host or collaborate with other organizations in Minnesota to host aerospace and STEM activities and events. In our mission to build a technically curious workforce, we want to engage Minnesota youth in interactive and fun aerospace and STEM activities and events.

Supporting Anoka County Composite Squadron Cadet Programs

We support the innovative youth leadership programming at the Anoka County Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol. As Starbird supports aerospace and STEM with youth, we want to support the needs of an organization that shares our goals.

In the Media


We look forward to the return of live events and collaborations. Watch this space as virtual opportunities are announced.


Perseverance is the name of the new Mars Rover

Announced today, Perseverance is the name of the new robotic rover headed to Mars in 2020. Here's the blurb from NASA: NASA chose seventh-grader from Virginia as winner of the agency's "Name the Rover" essay contest. Alexander Mather's entry for "Perseverance" was...

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Career Spotlight – Gabe Benson, Meteorology Student

Welcome to our first Career Spotlight of 2020 featuring Gabe Benson, Meteorology and ROTC student. We're trying something new - a video interview. See this video on our YouTube channel: See our Career Spotlight library

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Looking Back at 2019 and Ahead to 2020

It's been a fabulous 2019 for the Starbird Association. Some of our 2019 highlights: We participated in SpaceFest at the Bell Museum to kick off the Year of Apollo. Our President, Mary Albright, was appointed a NASA Solar System Ambassador in January as well. We built...

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