For the second time this school year, Harris Corporation has funded a Space Foundation Space in the Community (SITC) program, reinforcing the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in preparing students for careers of the future.
Harris funded a SITC program in Colorado Springs in November and this week concluded a similar program in Brevard County, Fla., bringing an astronaut visit and hands-on STEM education activities to public middle school students.
Students attended assemblies with Space Shuttle astronaut Col. Robert C. Springer, USMC (Ret.), who flew two Space Shuttle missions, STS-29 and STS-38 and logged more than 237 hours in space. Students then learned basic engineering and flight principles by making and launching their own simple straw rockets.
Watch this TV report from Orlando, Fla., as students transform into rocket scientists!
Learn how to bring a Space in the Community to your community here.