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2013-10-02 23:27:32

The Home Learning Association, the newest nationwide homeschool organization in the United States, is now accepting registration for its 2014 Space Camp Adventure, a five-day takeover of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. There, homeschool students and their families will undergo astronaut training, participate in simulated shuttle missions, learn about robotics, build and launch rockets and even explore the Camp's own Area 51. Englewood, CO (PRWEB) October 02,...

2012-06-23 23:01:03

Enter for your chance to win a Space Camp® Gift Certificate. Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 K´NEX Brands, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love, is pleased to announce the launch of K´NEX´S U.S. Space & Rocket Center Space Camp or Aviation Challenge Program Gift Certificate Sweepstakes. From June 22, 2012 at 9:00 am EST through July 9, 2012 at 3:59pm EST, K´NEX fans can enter for their chance to win a 6-day gift certificate...

2012-03-17 23:01:47

Enter for your chance to win a Space Camp Family Program Gift Certificate for Two! Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) March 16, 2012 K´NEX Brands, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love, is pleased to announce the launch of K´NEX´S U.S. Space Camp & Rocket Center Family Camp Program Gift Certificate Sweepstakes. From March 16, 2012 at 8:00am EST through April 2, 2012 at 3:59pm EST, K´NEX fans can enter for their chance to win a 3-day Family...

US Space & Rocket Center Receives New Funding
2011-10-18 05:25:01

The US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama is getting a generous gift of $250,000 from the city to help with the center´s immense debt. Under Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle´s call, city leaders approved the one-time emergency payment to the space center to help it deal with its $19 million worth of debt. The center is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Alabama and generates millions of dollars in tax revenue for the city of Huntsville, but it has had some...

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2011-04-12 07:15:00

Steven Siceloff, NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center Movie audiences have watched space shuttles launch off the back of a 747, land on an asteroid and take off on a hurried flight to keep an aged satellite from plummeting to Earth. The scenes have not been real, sometimes not even realistic, but they helped solidify the shuttle's place as a vehicle of adventure. "People, when they think of space exploration, they often think of shuttle," said NASA's Bert Ulrich, the person who reviews scripts...

2010-07-08 10:13:00

CHICAGO, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A total of eleven educators from local museums, science centers and public schools in Chicago have been selected to attend the 2010 Boeing Educators to Space Camp program held July 12-16 in Huntsville, Ala. The group will join more than 100 educators from around the world as part of a weeklong training adventure designed to help teachers motivate students in the subjects of science, math and technology. The educators representing Chicago this year...

2009-07-17 12:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Borders((R)) and Waldenbooks((R)) stores nationwide will welcome kids to a free, out-of-this-world space camp event Saturday, July 25 to mark the 40th Anniversary of the moon landing. The event, which kicks off at 2 p.m. will feature a host of activities that could vary by store, including: Space camp storytime and storytelling - Toddlers and youngsters will love gathering together to enjoy this special space-themed storytime with a related...

2008-07-18 12:00:21

By Minerva Perez, Los Banos Enterprise, Calif. Jul. 18--When students first walked into fourth-grade teacher Jon Fincher's classroom they were met with an out of this world set up. Wookies in one corner, the solar system up on the ceiling and an autographed photo of a shuttle taking off right next to the whiteboard. And there was Fincher himself. "I walked in wearing this," Fincher said holding up a bright blue jumpsuit similar to the ones worn by NASA astronauts. "They loved it."...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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