MEET NASA ASTRONAUT CADY COLEMAN!

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We are delighted that NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman will be joining us for this year's Yuri's Night Kids! Come hear her talk about her amazing journey and all of her adventures in space! Cady launched to space on the U.S. Space Shuttle Columbia in 1995 and 1999 for a combined 20 days on orbit.

Then in 2001, she launched to space again on the Russian Soyuz rocket! This time she lived for five months aboard the International Space Station. During that time she got to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight IN SPACE with her Russian crew mates. She even got to perform a flute duet with Jethro Tull during her mission!

We hope you will join us for this very special opportunity to meet Cady at 2pm in the Amphitheater and get all your space questions answered!
 

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Join us on April 8, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. for a space festival with exciting activities, 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 Galactic, The SpaceShipCompany 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 8, 2017 10:00AM TO 4:00PM

Columbia Memorial Space Center

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)

Presentation Schedule (Subject to Change)

Media Wall

10:00 am- 12:00 pm Episodes of Miles From Tomorrowland, including the Yuri's Night episode and the NEW Europa episode!

Amphitheatre

10:30 am- Keynote, Mike Mongo, Author “The Astronaut Instruction Manual” (45 min)- Best for Middle School Students!

11:30 am- Panel: Ask A Rocket Scientist (Round 1) (45 min w/ Q&A)

1:00 pm- JoBea Holt, Author “Googling Earth, How to Use Google Earth to Identify Geographical Oddities on the Planet’s Surface” (45 min w/ Q&A)

2:00 pm- NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman will speak about life in space and take questions from the audience.

3:00 pm- Ariel Waldman, Author of “What’s It Like in Space?: Stories from Astronauts Who’ve Been There.” (25 minutes)

Small Classroom

11:00 am- Rocket Propulsion 101- Learn about rocket propulsion, and propulsion engineering (45 min w/ Q&A)

12:00 pm- Materials for Outer Space (45 min w/ Q&A)

1:30 pm- Composites Don’t Break? (45 min w/ Q&A)

2:30 pm- A Manufacturer's Approach to Engineering

3:00 pm- Kyle Schubert, Virgin Galactic Early Career Engineer- “Parenting on the Spectrum: Turning Aspergers into an Advantage” (15 min)

Large Classroom

11:00 am- Panel: “Pathways to Space, How to Build Rockets and Get by Without Calculus” (45 min w/ Q&A)

12:30 pm- The Dos and Don’ts of High School and College, and Why That Internship Really Matters (45 min W/ Q&A)

1:30 pm- Panel: Ask A Rocket Scientist (Round 2) (45 min w/ Q&A)

2:30 pm- The Dos and Don’ts of High School and College, and Why That Internship Really Matters (45 min W/ Q&A)

Map to the Beautiful Columbia Memorial Space Center

(Between Downtown LA and Anaheim on 1-5)

 

We hope to see you there!!!