Space Camps by NASA: A Big Opportunity for Kids this Summer
NASA is initiating a planned space camp that will allow thousands of children who are keen to become astronauts to show their caliber, and travel to Mars. The venue chosen for this is at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, as well as U.S Space and Rocket Centre in Huntsville, Alabama.
The main aim of this camp is to train the children about the qualifications for becoming an astronaut and also help them plan and execute a space mission on their own and learn to construct and launch the model rockets made of PVC pipes and paper tubes. This is being organized with a view to build the imaginative power of children by allowing them to construct model rockets and launch the same.
Kerri Lubeski, chief educator of Camp KSC, was surprised to see the enthusiasm of children towards the program. She told that the previous class had 170 children from 7-16 years of age group and among them, the girls were in majority.
Kids are the main limelight of this venture and would be taught to use a microgravity simulator and a mock up space shuttle to build their skills of leadership and problem solving. NASA will select the best candidates after they complete their school for their future explorations and missions.
The future mission on which NASA is currently working is called Space Launch System (SLS) that is scheduled to send first unmanned flight in November 2018. The vision is to reach Mars, explore Pluto and have a manned mission utmost by 2030.
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