NASA Field trip Day 1

Thanks the Shawn Qwinn, we had a 'once in a lifetime' experience to get a NASA experience few others get. It was, pardon the cliche, an 'out-of-the-world experience. The day began early, with Shawn's informative overview of our agenda and NASA.

NASA is divided into four mission directorates,

  1. Aeronautics
  2. Space Operations (Shuttle)
  3. Science (Mars Rover, Hubble, Explorer)
  4. Exploration System(Next Space craft)

In 2004 Pres. Bush announced the new Space Exploration Vision.This includes

  • Completion of the space station
  • Safely fly the shuttle
  • Moon landing by 2010
  • Mars landing by 2020

The Kennedy Space Center

  • 140,000 acres
  • 15000 employees
  • 1.6B budget
  • National wildlife refuge

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