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Space Day at Kopernik Includes Rocket Launch

It was blast-off time at the  Kopernik Science Center and Observatory Monday. 
 
100 Union-Endicott sixth graders took part in a rocket launch as well as  activities involving  math, science, and engineering.

Students and teachers feel it's one thing to read about space and the universe--but this type of  activity provides another level of  excitement:

"It's just way more fun because it being hands on, you get to actually touch it and learn more about it and it's not being told to you. It's a different experience," said Union-Endicott 6th Grader Isiah McMurray.

"Space is a great way to do that. It's an interesting domain. You have a lot of cool things that go on in space, involved in getting to space, and traveling around once you are in space. So it's things that kids can connect to, where they can understand, and it helps inspire them to do that some day," said Lockheed Martin engineering manager Ron Crawford.
 
This is the 6th year of the program, sponsored by both Kopernik and Lockheed Martin..




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