Space Exploration from the ‘Space Race’ to Today’s Technology

Date and time
May 27, 2022 10:00 AM PT
Suggested audience
Elementary School (ages 5-10), Middle School (ages 11-13)

About this event

What spacecraft are needed to reach for the stars? An educator will discuss the Mercury-Atlas 7 and Gemini III missions that occurred during the Space Race, including Intrepid's role as the primary recovery vessel for both NASA missions. Participants will also get a tour of the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home of the space shuttle Enterprise. Participants will compare these spacecrafts to see what design elements help bring an object up into space and discuss the next steps in space travel.

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