Children will have a blast at NASA Day at the Mississippi Children’s Museum

March 5, 2013


Students will learn about NASA's work with the the Mars exploration rover Opportunity.

Students will learn about NASA’s work with the the Mars exploration rover Opportunity.

NASA says it is “go for launch” on a visit to the Mississippi Children’s Museum this Saturday.

Members of the John C. Stennis Space Center on the Gulf Coast will be on hand to show visitors how to live and work in space through a variety of special activities; the event will both promote the agency and encourage the museum’s work in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

Children who beam into the events will also be able to meet with the center’s robotics team and create an edible Mars rover and solar bead necklace.

The Stennis Space Center has tested rocket engines for NASA since the “space race” days of the 1960s. Famed rocket scientist Werner von Braun is credited with saying the only way to the Moon was through Hancock County.

All activities and programs on NASA Day are included in the museum admission price.


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Stephen McDill joined the Mississippi Business Journal in 2008 after working in radio and television. He is a graduate of Belhaven University and has won awards for his writing and photojournalism from the Associated Press and Mississippi Press Association.

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