Marshall Center's 'Take Our Children to Work Day' Creates an Environment for Growing the Next Generation of Space Adventurers
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
Media advisory: M07-064
Children in grades 3-12 can experience a space shuttle launch, watch a penny break into pieces, create their own windmill and more on "Take Our Children to Work Day," Tuesday, June 5, at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
Children of Marshall Center employees will be able to tour the Huntsville Operations Support Center and the Payload Operations Integration Center at Marshall to learn more about shuttle launch operations and how people on Earth support science operations on the International Space Station. They can learn about a student experiment called HUNCH, short for "High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware" -- a project for high schools to build 30 custom-designed cargo stowage lockers for the space station.
Young visitors also can attend space-oriented classes to learn about everything from the different states of matter to making their own model of the planet Saturn. The exposure to space exploration and new career paths can help the next generation of adventurers on their journey to realizing this year's event theme of "Revolutionizing the Workplace."
Marshall Space Flight Center
Morris Auditorium, Bldg. 4200
Tuesday, June 5, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT
News media interested in covering the event should contact Betty Humphery of Marshall's Public and Employee Communications Office at 256-544-0034 no later than 4 p.m. Monday, June 4. Media must report to the Redstone Joint Visitor Control Center at Gate 9, Interstate 565 interchange at Rideout Road/Research Park Boulevard at least 40 minutes prior to the start of the event. Vehicles are subject to a security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance. Visitor parking is available in front of Bldg. 4200 on the southwest side.