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Amy Johnson
NASA Langley Research Center
757-864-7022/272-9859 (mobile)
amy.johson@nasa.gov

John Pagel
Kings Dominion
804-876-5000
05.04.11
 
RELEASE : 11-035
 
 
NASA, King's Dominion Unite to Thrill Students About Education
 
 
RICHMOND, Va. -- Thrill-seekers can have a blast learning about space while visiting one of the mid-Atlantic's premier amusement parks this week.

For more information about NASA education programs, visit:
www.nasa.gov/education

For more information about Kings Dominion, including ticket information and operating hours, visit:
www.kingsdominion.com
Employees from NASA's Langley Research Center will travel to Kings Dominion to take part in the park's annual Education Day, held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, May 6.

This unique Education Day allows students to apply classroom theories through group and individual assignments and contests.

Visitors will experience what it feels like to live and work in space through NASA exhibits. Study for the journey by playing a NASA Spin the Wheel game, answer questions about NASA technology to win a prize and even make a postcard from space. Explore how roller coasters are similar to NASA's Launch Abort System and ride a Kings Dominion Roller Coaster to get a brief glimpse of what the astronauts experience.

There will be a lot of ongoing activities throughout the park during Education Day, including a roller coaster building contest, a chemistry scavenger hunt and displays from the Science Museum of Virginia.

Media who wish to cover Education Day, should contact John Pagel with Kings Dominion at 804-876-5335.


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