The 6th Grade Tiger Squadron's Official Launch Photo
The 6th Grade Tiger Squadron's "Let have some fun" photo
It has been a busy week at Renaissance Academy's The Space Place. Every afternoon The Space Place staff and volunteers greet a new Young Astronaut or Voyager Club squadron for their first meeting of the school year. There are over 200 students in the after school club this year. They are divided into squadrons of 7 to 10 members. Each grade level has a Monday Cobra, Tuesday Dragon, Wednesday Lion, Thursday Scorpion, and Friday Tiger squadron.
Take a moment to meet the squadrons that launched last week. Some did better at others at getting the Starship Voyager launched from Outpost 14. One team accidentally fired a missile at the Outpost causing serious damage to both Outpost 14 and their team score for the day. Ouch!
The Space Center at American Heritage School has the Galileo II, purchased from The Christa McAuliffe Space Center, nearly finished and ready for a test mission. Alex DeBirk, the Center's Director, wrote:
Phase 2 of #ahscreativitylab includes a second simulator: the Old Bird, the Galileo from Yesterday's Christa McAuliffe Space Center. She's finally back to a single (mostly) piece after 2 long years in storage. And she's back on her own legs and rolling freely and easily. The students have been instrumental in putting her together. Excited to show how things progress this summer.
Alpine School District's Christa McAuliffe Space Center
James Porter wrote: Congratulations to our wonderful friends who decided to include us in the proposal process. Figured it was safe to share now that we got the official invite. We've had two proposals at the Space Center over the last couple months! Wishing both wonderful couples all the best. Guess we better dust off our fancy uniforms and see if we can still squeeze into them for the events.