Barnes attends Aviation Challenge

Samuel Barnes of Demopolis recently attended Aviation Challenge Mach II at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp®, Space Camp® Robotics™, Aviation Challenge®, U.S. Cyber Camp® and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center.

Samuel Barnes attended Aviation Challenge at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.

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

This program is specifically designed for students who have an interest in military aviation and the mechanics of flight. Students learn principles of aviation and put their knowledge to the test in a variety of flight simulators. Taking the role of fighter pilots, Samuel and team ran control systems and scenario-based missions as well as trained in water and land survival. At the end of the week, Samuel and crew returned in time to graduate with honors.

Aviation Challenge opened in 1990 in Huntsville, Alabama, and uses fighter pilot training techniques to engage trainees in real-world applications of STEM subjects. Students sleep in quarters designed to resemble military bays.

More than 850,000 trainees have graduated from a Space Camp® program since its inception in Huntsville, Alabama, in 1982, including European Space Agency astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti and NASA astronauts Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, Dr. Kate Rubins, Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Christina Koch, who is serving onboard the International Space Station. Children and teachers from all 50 states and almost 150 international locations have attended a Space Camp® program.

For more information  visit www.spacecamp.com/aviation or call 1-800-637-7223.

(This article originally appeared in the Wednesday, July 10 issue of the Demopolis Times.)

Business

OUR OPINION: Habitat Self-Help Program building for the future

DEVELOPING NEWS

Grand jury adds 14 counts of aggravated child abuse to daycare worker

Community

Demopolis Area Habitat for Humanity celebrates new $400k grant for Self-Help Housing Office

Community

Chamber-hosted July events approved by Demopolis City Council

Community

Seniors connect with Sewell, state agency leaders at Linden meeting

News

Demopolis 8U softball team finishes state tournament as runner-up

News

Kenisha Henry joins UWA women’s basketball staff

Community

Dylan Colburn to perform at the Greensboro Opera House Friday

Community

Church Calendar for June 26, 2024

Community

Community Calendar for June 26, 2024

Community

Amber Lewis, Trynnady Aldridge attend Alabama Girls State

Business

BCBSAL, Alabama Power reps join healthcare school board of directors

News

Mary Elizabeth Copeland ‘Beth’ Baker

News

Thomas Melton Culpepper III

Business

Farmers Market kicks into high gear

Community

Community Calendar for June 19

News

Etheridge, Townsend, Averette from Sweet Water make ASWA All-State baseball team

Community

DACC sponsors Helms for prestigious program

Demopolis High School

Demopolis BOE discusses student handbook revisions including dress code enforcement, phone policy

Editor's Pick

City earmarks CD to new ladder truck for Demopolis Fire Department

Demopolis High School

Learning the ropes of football at DHS youth football camp

Community

Demopolis Times Community Calendar for June 12, 2024

Business

Marengo County Hiring Event set for Thursday

News

Demopolis 12U softball team wins pre-area tournament