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January 13, 2006

John C. Stennis Space Center
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529-6000
(228) 688-3341

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ASTRO CAMP SATURDAY WILL EXPLORE STARRY NIGHT SKY

After being suspended during hurricane recovery efforts, NASA's Stennis Space Center's popular, one-day space camp has returned, and with a lower fee.

The next Astro Camp Saturday, themed "What's In the Night Sky," blasts off Feb. 11. During the one-day space mission, children ages 9-12 will have fun while learning about the life cycle of a star, the phases of the moon, comets and the International Space Station.

"Astro Camp crewmembers will investigate the major elements of the night sky: stars, satellites and the planets we see above," said Maria Lott, Astro Camp Saturday director. "They will build models of the planets and our solar system, make their own satellites, and study the satellites that are in space now. They'll explore the principles of space travel to help them look ahead to the future of space exploration: the moon, Mars and beyond."

The camp takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at StenniSphere, the visitor center at NASA's Stennis Space Center, America's largest rocket test complex. The cost is $30 per camper and includes lunch. Campers begin their mission at the Launch Pad, located at the Hancock County Welcome Center, I-10, Exit 2.

Space is limited. To register, or for more information, call 1-800-237-1821 or (228) 688-7623 or visit
www.nasa.gov/centers/stennis/home/index.html
and click on the Astro Camp logo.

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+ http://www.nasa.gov/centers/stennis/news/newsreleases/2005/STS-06-020-cptn1.html

 
 

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