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Goddard Invites the Hispanic Community to Blast-Off With NASA Engineering!
GREENBELT, Md. -- Experience the excitement of NASA at Goddard’s first Spanish Sunday Experiment. Spanish-speaking elementary school students and their families are invited to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Visitor Center on Sunday, January 23 from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST for a free afternoon of eye-opening, hands-on activities exploring NASA’s engineering at its best, all presented in Spanish!
Families will discover the theory of propulsion with a series of hands-on activities that include constructing rockets out of straws and balloons. Students will also get to meet Latino NASA engineers and enjoy presentations in Spanish.
The Spanish Sunday Experiment, held the fourth Sunday of each month from September through May, features activities showcasing the NASA Center's world-renowned science and engineering research and technological developments. Families leave inspired by the hands-on activities, wowed by the scientists and engineers who speak Spanish, and excited about Goddard’s revolutionary research and technology.
"The Sunday Experiment is a place where children and adults alike can discover the excitement of Goddard through fun and easy hands-on activities," said Emilie Drobnes, founder of Sunday Experiment. "You get to act like scientists and engineers while building all types of little rockets and hover-crafts, designing your own planets and stars, and even trying your hand at being part of the human spaceflight program."
In addition to celebrating all things science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the Sunday Experiment celebrates major science missions that are managed by Goddard and set to launch in the near future.
For more information on the Sunday Experiment, visit Goddard's Visitor Center Web page at:
Goddard Release No. 11-007
Maria Acevedo-Rivera / Christina Coleman
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
301-286-4449 / 301-286-1046
Maria.E.Acevedo-Rivera@nasa.gov / Christina.A.Coleman@nasa.gov