Children ages 10 to 12 from throughout Missouri can still sign up for a three-day Aerospace Camp at the University of Missouri-Rolla, where they launch rockets, work with computer simulations and more.
Spaces are still available in the two camps, which run July 11-13 and July 18-20, respectively. Sponsored by UMR, the University of Missouri Extension and Missouri 4-H, the camp will allow students to experience aeronautics and space flight through adventurous team-building activities and computer-based flight simulation.
Activities during the two three-day camps include tours of various campus facilities and student projects, a paper airplane contest, a rocket-launching contest, and an interactive virtual tour via two-way television with NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. For the first time, campers will work with NASA on a two-way televideo mission to moon, Mars and beyond.
The camp is $175 per child, and that fee includes two nights’ lodging at UMR’s Thomas Jefferson Residence Hall and all meals during the camp. Registration is limited.
For more information about the UMR Aerospace Camp, contact the UMR office of distance and continuing education at (573) 341-4200. More information can also be found online at dce.mst.edu.