Our team, Fluvanna Fire Balls is located in Jamestown, New York…USA. We have Been preparing for lift off to Mission X. We have made a life size Astro Charlie, and have started to make and learn about the different planets of Solar System. Fluvanna Fire Balls are excited to team up with NASA and are up for the challenge of focusing on fitness and nutrition. Mission X will be the adventure of a life time.
The Team USA Sharon After-Care Space Camp braved the chilly late fall evening air for some exciting night launch activities on November 5th. Despite the cool winds, the launches were deemed a success as the payloads and boosters were safely recovered. The team's next objective will be to build safe parachutes for the Orion EFT test crew vehicle!
Team USA Sharon, MA has been preparing for the exciting MX 2013 program by participating in some fun activities at school this fall. Students have enrolled in the After-Care Space Camp, a four week program that offers the young astronauts a first-hand experience using water bottle rockets to study spaceflight.
The students then built and flew miniature space capsules on top of the rockets complete with tiny cardboard "astronauts". After a few days of cancelled school due to Hurricane Sandy, the group was busy back to work by late October!
The Heights Eaglets Parents Organization has also been working with the physical education staff, local Stop and Shop stores and the Hockomock area YMCA to promote "Operation Lunchline". This exciting new pilot program was launched with two assemblies on October 31 to promote healthy eating habits and will take place during recess/lunch time in the the winter months. It will be a perfect match to go along with Mission X.
Team USA Sharon Heights School Parents Organization had very special "Astro Charlie" pins made by a master engraver and his son from Cape Cod to help the adults and kids celebrate with the Eaglets USA Teams last Friday during the NASA webcast event!
The first 100 pins arrived just in time for all to enjoy and proudly wear to school, as we were joined by our friends from Cottage St and East Elementary Schools.
Nearly 500 people were on hand to join in the fantastic celebration provided by the NASA folks at Houston Mission Control. Our marimba band performed live music at the end of the festivities. It was so much fun for all!
Thank You NASA!
Go Mission X!