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Meet Nicole Stott at 11:00 a.m.

NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott will be at Yuri's Night Kids to talk about her flight on the Space Shuttle as well as her long duration stay on the International Space Station in 2009. During her time in space she even got to do a spacewalk!

Nicole was an engineer working at NASA when she was selected to become an astronaut. During her time in space she also got to help install and run on the C.O.L.B.E.R.T treadmill.

Now retired from NASA, Nicole combines her artwork and spaceflight experience to inspire creative thinking about solutions to our planetary challenges, to raise awareness of the surprising interplay between science and art, and to promote the amazing work being done every day in space to improve life right here on Earth.  

 

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Meet Sharon Hagle at 1:30 p.m.

Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut Sharon Hagle loves to talk to young people about space. She has trained in Russian's Star City, flown in MiG's to the edge of space, floated weightless in a 727 and has been to the South Pole with famed moonwalker, Buzz Aldrin.

Sharon is the Founder of SpaceKids Global, a non profit organization whose mission is to inspire young students in technology and space travel.  Sharon has seen first hand how a simple visit to an elementary school can make a difference.

She is usually accompanied by her trusty canine astronaut companion and makes it easy for younger kids to connect with the power and magic of space.  

 

Both Nicole and Sharon will be speaking in the Amphitheater outside.
You can Bring bleacher seats or lawn chairs to fit more people and be more comfortable.
We will move indoors in the event of rain (where your seats will still be helpful!).

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A Fun-Packed Day of Space for Kids!

Join us on April 7, 2018, 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. for a space festival with exciting activites, and the opportunity to see what rocket science is all about!

Students of all ages are invited to Columbia Memorial Space Center to learn about space, to participate in engineering design challenges, and to talk to young rocket engineers from Virgin Orbit, Virgin Galactic and other local space and tech companies. High school students will be able to meet rocket scientists, and learn about the variety of paths to industry and learn about propulsion, composite design, and more!

Yuri’s Night Kids extends the celebration of humanities venture into space to include our future astronauts and engineers, and gives them the chance to explore what it means to work in the space industry.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Please register below!

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SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018 10:00AM TO 4:00PM

Columbia Memorial Space Center

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12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242

Activities (Ages are just suggestions, all ages welcome)

  • Straw Rockets (3-5 yrs)

  • Water bottle rockets (6-9 yrs)

  • Estes Rockets (10+ yrs) - 5$ to purchase your rocket engine to light and launch with us that day!

  • Robotics Lab (middle schoolers)

  • Cardboard City

  • Re-entry Vehicle Design (aka egg drop)

  • ‘Spudnik’ (potato powered satellite building!)

  • Challenger Center (limited seats)

Booths

  • Materials Engineering (metals and composites)

  • Electrical Engineering (GNC, Controls, Computer engineering)

  • Aerospace Engineering

  • 1st Robotics team I^4

  • JPL

  • Entrepreneurship and STEM

  • Manufacturing (welding, machinists, assembly, etc)

  • Straw Rockets (3-5 yrs)

  • Water bottle rockets (6-9 yrs)

  • Estes Rockets (10+ yrs) - $5 to purchase your rocket engine to light and launch with us that day!

  • Robotics Lab (middle schoolers)

  • Cardboard City

  • Re-entry Vehicle Design (aka egg drop)

  • ‘Spudnik’ (potato powered satellite building!)

  • Challenger Center (limited seats)

Map to the Beautiful Columbia Memorial Space Center

(Between Downtown LA and Anaheim on 1-5)

 

We hope to see you there!!!

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