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ASTRONAUT ADVENTURES ATTRACTS 300+ STUDENTS TO ACADEMY

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Media outlets are invited to cover Astronaut Adventures at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Planetarium and Arnold Hall, February 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Questions like “What is space travel really like?” and “What skills do I need to become an astronaut?” will be answered for K-12th graders from the two guest astronauts present at the event. Students will learn about the myths and realities of astronaut life!

Event Program:

Arnold Hall Theater. Welcome remarks, then all participants will rotate between three different sessions:

Arnold Hall Theatre: Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Duane G. “Digger” Carey will talk about his adventures in space and discover the realities of being an astronaut.

Arnold Hall Ballroom: “More Than Just Tang!” The USAFA Chemistry Department demonstrations dispel myths about freeze-dried food, reveal the realities of space suit technology, and demonstrate the chemical engineering behind launching astronauts into space.

Planetarium: Col. Nicholas “Nick” Hague, a USAFA graduate, is back from his mission to the International Space Station (ISS) and will talk about his adventures in space. Additionally, the full dome show, “Astronaut,” will be shown which takes participants from Earth into space and beyond.

For more information, contact Ms. Judy Cara, Project Manager, USAFA Planetarium and STEM Center, at [email protected], (719) 333-3361.

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