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Space Center Houston’s Spring Day Camps Focus on Science to Reach Mars

HOUSTON, January 26 , 2018 – Space Center Houston offers children a unique science and engineering learning experience that focuses on humanity’s mission to reach Mars during the nonprofit’s.

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The weeklong programs will challenge students beyond their perceived limits and help them to grasp their potential as real-world problem-solvers, according to Daniel Newmyer, the center’s vice president of education.

“We have an extraordinary learning program in a unique environment dedicated to space exploration,” said Newmyer. “We provide exposure and opportunities that help campers make informed decisions on a future in science, technology, engineering and math.”

Children ages 4-11 will discover how science and technology can solve problems that astronauts traveling to Mars will face.

These camps feature a learning laboratory environment that will explore the mission from the journey to Mars to surviving on its inhospitable surface. Hands-on science activities include rocketry, coding, robotics, geology and habitat design.

Each camp is five days and immerses campers in all that Space Center Houston has to offer, including the Mission Mars exhibit, the blockbuster Destination Moon: the Apollo 11 Mission and the unique opportunity to go inside the working facilities at NASA Johnson Space Center.

Do your part to help inspire the next generation of explorers whose creative minds could solve the challenges of reaching the red planet. Register today before camps fill up by visiting spacecentercamps.org or call (281) 283-4755.

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The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit science and space exploration 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 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 a Smithsonian Affiliate and the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center. More than 250 ,000 teachers and students from around the world visit the center annually to experience our educational space museum with more than 400 things to see and experience. For more information, go to www.spacecenter.org.