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Jan. 11, 2005
What better way for children to have fun and keep learning than to go on a one-day space mission? StenniSphere's next Astro Camp Saturday, themed "Trading Spaces: From Earth to the Moon," blasts off Feb. 12, 2005. In this session of the popular space camp, children ages 9-12 will learn what makes rockets fly as they build and launch a model rocket.

"Astro Camp crewmembers will design, build and test a rocket based on the principles that would be used to build a rocket suitable for returning astronauts to the Moon, traveling to Mars and beyond," said Maria Lott, Astro Camp Saturday director. "Campers will look back at the exciting days of Apollo and will look ahead to the future of space exploration: the Moon, Mars and beyond. They'll explore the principles of space travel – how far away the Moon and Mars are, how long it would take to get there, what supplies they would need and how to survive in the environment of space."

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 $50 per camper. Campers begin their mission at the Launch Pad, located at the Hancock County Welcome Center, I-10, Exit 2.

Space is limited to the first 30 applicants. To register, or for more information, call 1-800-237-1821 or (228) 688-2370 or visit
and click on the Astro Camp logo.

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