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Goddard Invites Elementary Students and their Families to Blast-Off with NASA Engineering!
Do you have elementary school students? If the answer is yes, you are invited to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center on Sunday, January 16, from 1:00–3:00 p.m. EST for a free afternoon of eye-opening, hands-on activities exploring NASA’s engineering at its best!

Students 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 learn about NASA’s revolutionary engineering and how it propels NASA’s launches and missions. Eye-opening presentations will be held in the always-fascinating GeoDome and the Visitor Center’s "Science on a Sphere" presentation will provide insight to different aspects of science.

The Sunday Experiment, held the third 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, 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. 11-005

Christina Coleman / Maria Acevedo-Rivera
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
301-286-1046 / 301-286-4449 /