Staring into space isn’t necessarily a bad thing. A selection of students from The Piney Woods School will travel to Huntsville, Alabama, to tour the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (USSRC).
The USSRC is the official NASA Visitor Information Center for the Marshall Space Flight Center. The students will have the opportunity to see exhibits, that include the world’s only full-scale Space Transportation System display (space shuttle). This includes an External Tank, a set of twin Solid Rocket Boosters and the development test article Shuttle Orbiter, Pathfinder; as well as the National Historic Landmark Saturn V moon rocket.
The students will also receive a tour of the National Historic Landmark Redstone Test Stand, the Payload Operations and Integration Center, which coordinates all scientific experiments on the International Space Station, and the Dynamic Test Stand used to test the Saturn V rocket.