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 Resources

We support Minnesota-based aerospace and STEM activities and events. In our mission to build a technically curious workforce, we want to provide resources for Minnesota teens to explore STEM careers, scholarships and internships.

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

Anoka CAP Cadet Yelizar Dergachev featured on WCCO-TV (CBS affiliate) as Minnesota’s Young Sheldon

Yelizar Dergachev Anoka CAP Cadet StellarX

Photo courtesy of WCCO-TV


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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10 Star Trek Technologies We Have Today

  Happy Star Trek Day. On September 8, 1966 ~ 53 years ago ~ The USS Enterprise entered our world for the first time. "To Go Where No Man Has Gone Before..." What started as science fiction, has inspired space science in our world. Space science influences...

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