This week students in the City of Apalachicola Project Impact After-school and Summer Enrichment Program that are participants in the NASA Partnership Project have begun researching how to design a crew exploration vehicle that can travel to Mars and back carrying two crew members.
In the next few weeks the students will put together a series of questions that they will then present to NASA scientists during a live "Google Hangout" video session.
The City of Apalachicola program was selected by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program to participate in the collaboration with Federal agencies, including NASA to help improve after-school Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education. Only 93 schools/programs in the entire country with components of the 21st CCLC program were selected to participate in the collaboration.
Parents looking for something for their child to do after-school or for more information about the City of Apalachicola Project Impact Program should contact Nadine Kahn, Project Impact Director at either (850)370-0145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.