Barboza Space Center

NASA Astronaut Candidates

NASA's 2017 astronaut candidates stop to take a group photo while getting fitted for flight suits at Ellington Field near NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

After receiving a record-breaking number of applications to join an exciting future of space exploration, NASA has selected its largest astronaut class since 2000. Rising to the top of more than 18,300 applicants, NASA chose these 12 women and men as the agency’s new astronaut candidates. Pictured are, front row, left to right, Zena Cardman, Jasmin Moghbeli, Robb Kulin, Jessica Watkins, Loral O'Hara; back row, left to right, Jonny Kim, Frank Rubio, Matthew Dominick, Warren Hoburg, Kayla Barron, Bob Hines, and Raja Chari.

Image Credit: NASA

Barboza Space Center High School  Astronaut Support Tiger Teams

Our student "Tigers Teams"  will be studying avation for the first time.   Our new academic high school fellowships

will now include the study of STEAMD++ (science, technology, engineering, visual and performing arts, space mathematics, design, computer languages, and foreign languages).  This includes avation, sciencer, engineering, and commercial  astronaut training.  All students will Tiger Team training hardware and software.  This project will be help at the Ontario International Airportport with other offices in Long Beach, California.

The President of Cabo Verde Talks About A STEAM++ Collaboration with the Long Beach Unified School District and Barboza Space Center

(Right to Left) . Bob Barboza, Barboza Space Center, Dr. Fonseca, President Cabo Verde, Dr. Feltion Williams, Long Beach Unified School District's Board of Education.

Educational Technology Leaders Meet At CUE Conference.

(Left to Right) Roger Wager, Board Member CUE Inc., Peter Reynolds, Fable Vision CEO, Bob Barboza, Founder/Director, Barboza Space Center, Paul Reynolds, Founder, Fable Vision.

First Lady of Cabo Verde Ligia Dias Fonseca (center) vists with the City of Long Beach, Long Beach Unified School District and the Barboza Space Center.

Maker Movement in Cabo Verde

First Lady Fonseca presents Bob Barboza with a motorcycle made of  tin cans.  This was made by students with special needs in Cabo Verde.

Barboza Space Center Tiger Team Training 2020

All Mars Tiger Team Training in June, July, and August.  Applications:

Meet Alyssa Carson

Alyyssa is our keynote speaker.  The Barboza Space has asked Alyssa to help our students to understand more about what it takes to become an astronuat and to understand more about the future opportunities that are available in STEM careers.   One of Alyssa goals is to go to Mars.  We want to help her get their.  We invite you to watch her inspiring "Ted Talk."   Follow this link.   Alyssa Carson's Ted Tak Link

A Commitment to Aviation and Space

From left to right:  Captain Willie Daniels, SHADES IF BLUE, AVATION,  Ed Dwight oldest astronuat in training, Alyssa Carson, youngest astronaut in training, Bob Barboza, Founder/Director, Barboza Space Center for the training of junior astronauts, engineers, scientists and aviation support.