Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Space Camp Report - Wednesday

Space Camp, Day Three

Another glorious day at Space Camp. It was in the high 70’s and sunny. We were up around 7 a.m. again, almost all of the adults and campers were at breakfast together. All students sit with their counselors, but they wave to the adult chaperones and can tell us if there is a problem.

The students were VERY busy again with missions, learning about rockets in rocket park, enjoying “G-Force”, a machine that simulates the force of shooting off into space. Some teams saw another IMAX movie about the history of history of moon exploration called “Magnificent Desolation”. Amazing footage from the Apollo program, plus computer generated images, narrated by Tom Hanks. Other teams will see it on Thursday.

Students continued to work on their robots for the competition tomorrow night.

Everyone appears happy and content.

The adults completed one mission and will do another tomorrow. They did a team building exercise where they had to move their space craft (blocks of wood) from the dead planet to the new planet. We made it!!

Until Thursday, signing off in Huntsville.

Your 14 dedicated chaperones