Besides all the hype surrounding this first launch of the Space Launch System (SLS), there are people who are taking advantage of this moment to get kids interested in it all.
This is not your ordinary class. The Space Lab at Goldsboro Elementary School is Artemis-themed.
Robert Wakelyn is the teacher who runs the lab. He’s completely transformed this space to help teach young explorers about the historic mission that essentially took place in their backyard. “There is a flight plan. It’s a nine-minute video,” Wakelyn explains.
Robert helps these students understand the purpose of this mission and all the roles needed to help get people back to the moon. He said all the information that filled out his class came from NASA experts.
“All of this comes directly from NASA. I printed them. So we have them in place,” Wakelyn added.
He says this task has a lot of work to do and he breaks it down so that students of all levels, from kindergarten to 5th grade, can understand what’s going on.
“What I like is the fact that Orion they do a lot when Artemis is up there,” the elementary teacher said.
From observing and understanding flight paths to understanding every element of the mission, Robert hopes to inspire the next generation of future astronauts, who he believes could one day be. to the Moon and maybe even to Mars.
- Students learn about the launch of Artemis in the space lab
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