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Satellites

Satellites

Learn about the history of satellites, hear from Chris Crumbly, a former manager of NASA’s Space Launch System’s Payload Integration Office at Marshall Space Flight Center, define different orbits used by satellites, investigate the role of sensors on satellites. and more.

Drones

Drones

Learn about different types of drones, hear from Casey Calamaio, an engineer who works at the University of Alabama in Huntsville specializing in Unmanned Aircraft System Research, investigate rotary flight, learn about the future of drone technology, the four forces of flight and more.

Telescopes

Telescopes

Learn how telescopes work, hear from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s own Planetarium Director, David Weigel, investigate the effects of lenses and mirrors on light, apply the principles of refraction to create a simple telescope, learn about the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope and more.

Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Learn about cryptography and encryption, hear from Shawnessy Scott, a senior analyst who works with the space/defense industry in Huntsville Alabama, experiment with ciphers, learn about the history of the Enigma machine and more.

Living and Working in Space

Living and Working in Space

Learn about living and working on the International Space Station, hear from Penny Pettigrew, ISS Payload Communications Manager at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, calculate daily calorie needs, simulate astronaut food, experiment with mold and rot, learn about Hydroponic Gardens and more.

Rockets

Rockets

Learn about the history of rockets, hear from Terry Abel, an aerospace engineer, apply the principles of center of mass and pressure, demonstrate that the thrust of a rocket is a force that can counteract and overcome gravitational force, learn about the Saturn V rocket, the Space Shuttle, Artemis and more.