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On Monday, he visited Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., the original home of NASA. Space Camp offers kids the chance at up to a week's worth of astronaut training. The program puts kids ages 7 to 18 through a series of exercises aimed at giving them a sense of what it's like to get ready to go to space. The curriculum also involves some science education, and the whole thing takes place at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, which includes one of the best authentic rocket collections in the world.
Here, you can see the main part of the Space Camp facility. Pictured here are three mock-ups of space shuttles and two of the International Space Station. Participants in the program receive training in how to fly shuttle missions and how to run them from mission control, as well as how to conduct experiments in the space station and how to conduct satellite repairs.
June 17, 2008 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET News.com
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