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NASA Offering Educational Programs At Wallops Flight Facility

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NASA is offering two programs that will let students and teachers get hands-on experience using sounding rockets and scientific balloons. They’ll also get a chance to interact directly with NASA engineers and scientists.
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NASA is offering two programs that will let students and teachers get hands-on experience using sounding rockets and scientific balloons. They’ll also get a chance to interact directly with NASA engineers and scientists.

The agency says the two programs will let students and teachers get hands-on experience using NASA sounding rockets and scientific balloons, and they'll get a chance to interact directly with NASA engineers and scientists.

The Wallops Rocket Academy will help reinforce science, technology, engineering, and mathematical concepts. And the WALLUPS balloons for educators give teachers a chance to fly experiments on scientific flights.

Selected participants will have the opportunity to attend a rocketry flight week in June at the facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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