A live hookup with the Kennedy Space Center in Florida will highlight the Annual Young Astronauts’ Day at the Museum of Aviation on Saturday, May 11. The students will be welcomed by Colonel Mitch Butikofer from Robins Air Force Base. The opening ceremony will feature Rachel B. Power, a NASA education specialist from Kennedy Space Center talking live to more than 200 first through eight-grade students on large digital learning network screens in the Century of Flight Hangar.
Each student will then attend three different workshops around the Museum taught by Museum staff members and volunteer class leaders from Middle Georgia, Robins AFB and the Houston County School system.
Young Astronauts Day sponsors are the Air Force Association, Belks, a NASA grant, Fort Valley State University Cooperative Development Energy Program, the NASA Regional Educator Resource Center and the Museum of Aviation Foundation.