Underwater Astronaut CampFifteen middle school students from around the country participated in the Challenger Learning Center at Paducahs 2012 Underwater Astronaut Camp on July 24-26.
The students, ages eleven to fourteen, are from McCracken, Marshall, Calloway, and Carlisle counties as well as Johnson County, IL, New York and Oklahoma. They learned how to use scuba equipment, be comfortable in the water, and work with tools and gloves that astronauts use when training for a space mission.
Seventeen additional middle school students attended a CLC underwater camp in early July.
This is the second year the center, located at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, has partnered with divers from Mermet Springs in Vienna, IL, and the Paducah Athletic Club for the camps.