It was me serving as communication’s officer on the space ship heading for Mars, and my old friend and venerable retired music educator Dr. George Corradino serving as my counterpart on the planet. We were assigned that position as we participated in the Challenger Learning Center Mars Mission. We got to press the mike button and pass along important travel instructions and end our messages with phrases like “over’ and “over and out.”
It was all part of a program for Coca-Cola Space Science Center Members. About 30 of us flew the mission just like sixth grade school kids do every year. It was more than instructional. It was a lot fun. The instructors at CCSSC are really good at their jobs, and I can see how the school kids would love participating in the space missions. I recommend it to anyone interested in the wonders of the universe.
The universe is fascinating place, and though a lot has been learned about the plants, galaxies, black holes, and stars, a lot continues to be learned because there is so much we still don’t know. I can’t think of a more enjoyable way of learning about it than at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center. The Omnispehere, a world-class, state-of-the-art planetarium, alone is worth a trip, but I would also recommend the space travel missions, also, especially for the kids.
I’m just about to renew my membership because it’s a bargain, with special privileges and special events, and because the CCSSC deserves the community’s support. You Can learn all about it by clicking ont his link.