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!
SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017 10:00AM TO 4:00PM
12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 9024
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)
Re-entry Vehicle Design (aka egg drop)
‘Spudnik’ (potato powered satellite building!)
Challenger Center (limited seats)
Materials Engineering (metals and composites)
Electrical Engineering (GNC, Controls, Computer engineering)
1st Robotics team I^4
Entrepreneurship and STEM
Manufacturing (welding, machinists, assembly, etc)
Presentation Schedule (Subject to Change)
10:30 am- Keynote, Mike Mongo, Author “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- Panel: “Pathways to Space, How to Build Rockets and Get by Without Calculus” (45 min w/ Q&A)
3:00 pm- Ariel Waldman, Author of “What’s It Like in Space?: Stories from Astronauts Who’ve Been There.” (25 minutes)
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- Robotics own Space
3:00 pm- Kyle Schubert, Virgin Galactic Early Career Engineer- “Parenting on the Spectrum: Turning Aspergers into an Advantage” (15 min)
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)