Lockheed Martin hosts Space Day
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TIOGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- Sixth graders from Tioga County rocketed out of the classroom and into space Thursday. The students attended Lockheed Martin's annual Space Day at the Kopernik Observatory and Science Education Center.
The students took part in numerous hands-on activities like a model rocket launch, a 3D space tour and a telescope tour in the observatory.
The ultimate goal of the field trip is to foster the student's interest in math and science education.
"It's important for us as Lockheed to really encourage kids in the area of science and technology and what we've learned is that you can't mandate that, you really have to inspire it, so we do events like this to get them exposure, to get them hands on and see that space is a big scary place but you can learn about it and find some things you might want to do in the future," said Ron Crawford, Lockheed Martin manager.
Lockheed Martin has sponsored Space Day since 1997.
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