Harvey attends Space Camp

Published 11:59 am Thursday, June 21, 2018

HUNTSVILLE, AL — Levon Harvey of Winchester recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, Space Camp Robotics, Aviation Challenge and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center.

The week-long educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem-solving.

This program is specifically designed for trainees who have a particular interest in space exploration. Harvey spent the week training with a team that flew a simulated space mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

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Once aboard the ISS, the crew participated in experiments and successfully completed an extra-vehicular activity (EVA), or spacewalk. Harvey and crew returned to earth in time to graduate with honors.

Space Camp operates year-round in Huntsville, Alabama, and uses astronaut training techniques to engage trainees in real-world applications of STEM subjects.

Students sleep in quarters designed to resemble the ISS and train in simulators like those used by NASA.

More than 750,000 trainees have graduated from Space Camp since its inception in 1982, including European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and NASA astronauts Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, Dr. Kate Rubins and Dr. Serena Auñón, who recently launched to the International Space Station.

Children and teachers from all 50 states and 69 international locations have attended a Space Camp program.

IntVisit www.spacecamp.com or call 1-800-637-7223 for more information.