Next stop, Mars, for 42 junior astronauts at ‘Future Flight’

Some 42 junior astronauts in grades three through six are presently in training for their mission to Mars. Future Flight Hawai‘i Day Exploration Program opened Monday at Kaua‘i Community College with experiments in a number of physical science discoveries, designing and building robots like the Spirit, Opportunity, and Phoenix rovers presently on Mars.

For five days, participants will design and build robots, launchers, airplanes, rovers and windmills to support them on their Mars mission. They will compare Earth and Mars to plan their living conditions and experiment in physical science and center of gravity to gain better understanding of science and technology. Future Flight Hawai‘i is sponsored by the Space Grant Consortium at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa and supported by KCC. For more information contact the Kaua‘i Coordinator Cheryl Shintani at 742-6838.

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