Their tour included a visit to Mission Control Center
A dream to visit the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was realised for the students of Litera Valley Zee School, Hosur recently.
A group of 16 students flew to the United States on a two-week educational tour. During their tour they attended a five-day Space School Program at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston.
“We were amazed with a feeling of virtually sitting inside a space capsule while we went round the NASA facilities,” said a Class VIII student S. Goutham.
Rahul Kothari, a class IX student said, “I was awestruck when we were taken on a tour of all the facilities in NASA, including Mission Control Center, Space Mock-up Facility, Rocket Park and the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.”
He also added that the students were trained in scuba diving by a team that assists astronauts in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory in NASA.
The students also enjoyed the rest of their trip, visiting Washington, D.C., the Niagara Falls and Disney World, said R. Chandrasekar, Chairman of the school.
Mr. Chandrasekar said, “Our vision is to provide students with the best in education and experience. The school has Robotics program and also have started Aeronautics classes. This has undoubtedly helped the students,” he added.
The children were accompanied by R. Chandrasekar, Chairman, and Sandhya Sriraman, Director, according to a press release.