Williams attends Space Camp

Ervin Williams of Jasper recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

The week-long educational program promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math while training students and with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem solving.

The program is specifically designed for trainees who have a passion for space exploration. Ervin spent the week training with a team that flew a simulated space mission to the International Space Station (ISS), the Moon or Mars. The crew participated in experiments and successfully completed an extra-vehicular activity (EVA), or spacewalk. Ervin and crew returned to earth in time to graduate with honors.

Space Camp operates year-round in Huntsville, Alabama, and uses astronaut training techniques to engage trainees in real-world applications of STEM subjects. Students sleep in quarters designed to resemble the ISS and train in simulators like those used by NASA.

For more information on the program, visit www.spacecamp.com or call 1-800-637-7223.

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