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Local students attend space camp in Huntsville, Ala.

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WAUSAU – Four local middle school students were selected to attend the 2017 Wisconsin 4-H Space Camp program in Huntsville, Alabama from April 20-24. Space Camp is designed to encourage an interest in science and math among youth, promote teamwork, decision making, and problem solving, and have fun through hands on educational experiences.
The 4-H Missions in Space program, known as Space Camp, is a weekend program for middle school students at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center where participants:
  • Complete a simulated Space Shuttle mission
  • Experience training simulators
  • Tour the U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Learn about becoming an astronaut

Specifically, students from Wausau rode flight simulators, zero gravity rides, built rockets, slept in pods and ate freeze dried ice cream.  They served as flight crew and mission control for a simulated Space Shuttle mission.  They toured the US Space & Rocket Center and learned about becoming astronauts.

Isabelle Sunby, a John Muir Middle School student, is one of four local students to attend a national space camp in Alabama.
The local participants were:
Joseph Jaroski, 11
John Muir Middle School- Grade 6
Pesobic Pathfinders 4-H Club
Mae Sann, 14
Horace Mann Middle School, Grade 8
Badger 4-H Club
Isabelle Sunby, 13
John Muir Middle School- Grade 7
Naugart Knights 4-H Club
Ashley Zoborowski, 13
John Muir Middle School- Grade 7
Naugart Knights 4-H Club

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