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MAR 2014: EHMS celebrates California Aerospace Week

On March 25, EHMS attended California Aerospace Week co-hosted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and NASA. Because of our status as a (former) NASA Explorer School, NASA’s Ames Research Center extended an invitation to meet them at the event held at the State Capital.
A group of about 40 EHMS students met with scientists, engineers and researchers from Ames. They got to hear about the ancient (1970s) Voyager spacecraft (from which we are still learning) and see the latest in space technology and 3-d printing. We learned how NASA research is contributing to water and energy conservation. Some of us got to fly the F/A-18 Super Hornet Advanced Cockpit Simulator and hold rocks from Mars in our hands.
The teachers re-connected with the NASA folks who sponsored our time as a NASA Explorer School and made plans to incorporate some of NASA’s new activities into our future curriculum.
We’d like to thank NASA, AIAA and Mrs. Bessent for making this amazing field trip possible.
Students in front of F 18 trailer
Students holding Mars rocksMars rockStudent writingStudents with NASA stickers