Kennedy News

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Andrea Farmer
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Fla.

Sept. 9, 2011
NASA Family Education Night Set For Sept. 10
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex are hosting the annual NASA family education night Sept. 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. EDT at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame near NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

The event, for fifth- through eighth-grade students and their parents, will focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, educational activities that will feature "gee-whiz" presentations, astronaut appearances, a hovercraft, vortex cannon and alternative fuel vehicles.

The back-to-school event is part of NASA's Summer of Innovation initiative to provide interactive learning experiences to middle school students nationwide. The program is a cornerstone of the Educate to Innovate campaign announced by President Obama in 2009.

For more information about the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, visit:

For more information on NASA's Summer of Innovation, visit:

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