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Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
tracy.g.young@nasa.gov

Adam Pugh
The Rock Ranch, Ga.
706-647-6374
adampugh@therockranch.com

Sept. 16, 2011
 
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NASA Participates In Space Farm 7 Mission At The Rock Ranch, Ga.
 
 
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Educators from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., will travel to The Rock Ranch, Ga., on Sept. 24 to participate in the ranch's annual family fun day kickoff event.

The Rock Ranch was selected as a member of the Space Farm 7, a collaborative outreach project with NASA designed to celebrate the accomplishments of the U.S. space program through agri-tourism at seven farms throughout the nation.

The participating farms planted and designed NASA-themed corn mazes. The Rock Ranch design celebrates the 50th anniversary of human space exploration and features an astronaut image.

The kickoff event will include various educational activities, games, exhibits and a special appearance by an astronaut. The goal of the project is to educate children of all ages on NASA's space exploration efforts and achievements.

In addition to the Rock Ranch, the Space Farm 7 includes: Belvedere Plantation, Fredericksburg, Va.; Cornbelly's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Fest, Lehi, Utah; Dell'Osso Family Farm, Lathrop, Calif.; Dewberry Farm, Brookshire, Texas; Liberty Ridge Farm, Schaghticoke, N.Y.; and Vala's Pumpkin Patch, Gretna, Neb.

For more information on Space Farm 7, visit:

http://www.spacefarm7.com/


For more information on The Rock Ranch, visit:

http://www.therockranch.com/


For more information on NASA's education programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/education


 

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