Updated: Nov 23, 2020
Greetings, I’m Michael Nazarian, founder of the Live Launch! Facebook group and now Livelaunch.org. I don’t plan on writing blogs being a habit but I do want to just express my gratitude to our members and my motivations. Live Launch! was created for the kids in my family. I hoped that my family would see the notification of an upcoming launch and turn it on for the kids to see because I believe that aerospace spurs the dreams of tomorrow. I’m one of those guys that love STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) so much I want to share it with as many people as possible. I have taught STEM to Flint city students in my spare time and believe the basics of problem-solving should be in every school in America. We can solve quite a few problems in the world if our schools and teachers were funded better than our military.
Oddly enough, few family members took advantage of the site but strangers one by one were requesting accesses. At the time, I didn’t know people could tell that this group existed and could ask to be let in. In my mind, who was I to stop someone from getting alerts for rocket launches? I decided if someone wanted to be a part of this group to experience the pinnacle of STEM, I would just let them in. Here we are 3 years later and Live Launch! now has over 26,000 members and has built a fantastic learning environment for space and rocketry lovers of all levels. I’m proud of the community we are building and I hope that we can continue to offer great information for all. With that 26,000+ members, we’ve been able to add a podcast that is finding its legs and really finding interesting things to talk about along with great members to invite on to the show. I loved the 4th episode where they spoke to Apollo-era engineer Paul King (plus any kids interview). Plus, we get to help kids who love aerospace celebrate their passion with the “Future Astronauts of the Month Club”. Facebook is fun again. I plan to continue to grow these programs that give back to the aerospace community and our members.
With the success of Live Launch!, I’ve decided to pick up my other projects I’ve let sit for too long. If you listened to my interview on the Curated Culture, then you know aerospace is only of my passions. Beyond children's STEM, Green energy, and realistic sustainability top my list and I’m finishing a book on sustainability in the household. If you’d like to reserve a copy please feel free (link below) but its more important to me that you may choose to join that Facebook group (Greening your Life). This is another love of mine since I graduated from the University of Michigan with my BS in Energy and Sustainable systems.
Really, I just wanted to let you know why I am here and why these groups I manage mean so much to me. The donations from any of the groups go 100% back into the groups. I’m am a full-time Design Release Engineer at FCA (Chrysler) and don’t use donations for personal expenses. I want the communities I build to offer as much enriching content as possible. I hope someday we can offer small college scholarships and more. Thank you all for joining me on this journey in enjoying the wonderment of science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics for not just kids but adults alike. If any of my other projects look interesting to you, please consider joining their groups too. Thank you and please feel free to contact me any time on the group or the HERE. #StayCurious
Thank you for reading
Michael Nazarian, MS, MEM
Live Launch Website: Link
Live Launch Facebook Page: Link
Live Launch Facebook Group: Link
Greening your Life Facebook Group: Link
Greening your life Book Reserve: Link
Children's STEM Education Community
STEMNETICS Facebook Group: Link
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