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Kids take off for space camp

August 8, 2014

Students file into a plane to take a ride and see Auglaize County from above during space camp Thursday. (Staff photo/Michelle Meunier)

In true astronaut form more than 50 kids started their morning this week with physical training at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum as part of the annual week-long space camp.

Museum Educator Emily Richard said it is important to show and teach the second through seventh graders how astronauts begin each of their days whether in space or training on  Earth.

“We’re trying to get them to see what it’s like to train as an astronaut, so it’s really not anything too difficult even though they complain about it every morning,” Richard said. “We have a hill that they get to run up and down, they do jumping jacks, pushups, sit-ups and we just kind of emphasize that astronauts have to do this every morning, they have to exercise, some of them two hours a day while they’re in space to keep their muscle mass and their bone density up so they don’t lose any of that.”

For the full story, see the Friday, Aug. 8 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.


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