Huntsville, AL - Kevin Guo of Hudson recently attended Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Marshall Space Flight Center's Official Visitor Center.
The week long educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem solving.
Guo was part of the Space Academy program, which is specifically designed for trainees who have a particular interest in space exploration. Guo spent the week training with a team that flew a simulated space mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Once aboard the ISS, the crew participated in experiments and successfully completed an extra-vehicular activity (EVA), or spacewalk. Guo and crew returned to earth in time to graduate with honors.
Space Camp operates year-round in Huntsville, Alabama, and uses astronaut training techniques to engage trainees in real-world applications of STEM subjects. Students sleep in quarters designed to resemble the ISS and train in simulators like those used by NASA.
For more information, visit www.spacecamp.com or call 1-800-637-7223.