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Robotics, Renewable Energy and Space Exploration Engages Youth

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Space Center Houston’s Mars Together Global Summit United Students from Around the World

HOUSTON, June 17, 2016 – High school students from the U.S., France and Singapore converged to learn 21st century skills and create a sustainable Mars community at Space Center Houston’s Mars Together Global Summit this week.

Youth participated in hands-on education workshops about portable water solutions, thermal design, renewable energy and nutrition. The summit is the culmination of a prestigious six-month U.S. Department of State grant that partners Space Center Houston with Cite de l’espace in France and Science Centre Singapore. The grant funded a future-looking initiative focused on teaching youth about space science, technology and global citizenship. It engaged youth to think about a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

For more information on Space Center Houston’s Mars Together Global Summit, visit www.spacecenter.org/news.

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The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit science and space learning center with extensive educational programs. Space Center Houston is the cornerstone of its mission to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration. The center draws nearly 1 million visitors annually, was called “The Big Draw” by USA Today and generates a $73 million annual economic impact in the greater Houston area. Space Center Houston is Houston’s first and only Smithsonian Affiliate and the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center. More than 100,000 teachers and students from around the world visit the center annually to take part in extraordinary learning opportunities. For more information, go to www.spacecenter.org.

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