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Celebrate Space Day with a virtual field trip from NASA, Discovery Education

By Laura Devaney
April 23rd, 2015

Virtual event will transport students to Goddard Space Flight Center to learn about planetary exploration

space-virtualDiscovery Education is partnering with the White House and NASA to present a live virtual field trip offering students across the country a behind-the-scenes look into NASA’s exploration of the solar system.

On May 1 at 1 P.M. E.T., this learning experience will celebrate Space Day by transporting students to the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) to learn from leading experts about the importance of continuing space programs, key missions coming up in 2015, and the scientific practices encompassed in these planetary explorations.

As part of the Space Day observance, students will take a virtual journey through NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, home to the nation’s largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study Earth, the sun, our solar system and the universe.

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