Ethan Beckett completes Space Camp program

Ethan Beckett at Space Camp in Huntsville, AL. The camp, held at the Advanced Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, took place from June 11-15, where Beckett completed hands on activities and missions through the educational program. (Photo courtesy of Kristie Beckett)

Ethan Beckett, a member of the Cordova High School Wolverines 2018 state champion robotics team, recently attended Advanced Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, home of Space Camp.

The week long educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math, while training students with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem solving.

Beckett spent the week training with a team that flew a simulated space mission to the International Space Station. Once aboard the ISS, the crew participated in experiments and completed an extra-vehicular activity, or spacewalk, then returned to earth to graduate with honors.

Ethan Beckett receives his graduation packet from Space Camp on June 15, 2018, in Huntsville, AL. The camp, held at the Advanced Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, took place from June 11-15, where Beckett completed hands on activities and missions through the educational program. (Photo courtesy of Kristie Beckett)

Space Camp operates year-round, using astronaut training techniques to engage participants 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.

More information is online at www.spacecamp.com