HPMS eighth-grader Peyton Bono attended Space Academy in August at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, Space Camp Robotics, Aviation Challenge, U.S. Cyber Camp and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's Official Visitor Center. The week-long 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. The program is designed for trainees who have a passion for space exploration. Bono spent the week training with a team that flew a simulated space mission to the International Space Station (ISS), the Moon or Mars.
The crew also participated in experiments and completed an extra-vehicular activity (EVA), or spacewalk. Bono and the crew returned to earth in time to graduate with honors.
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