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First Mars Astronauts are Aged 8 to 18 Now – All 5th Graders Can Visit KSC for Free During Summer of Mars

6 Jun 2017, 19:05 UTC
First Mars Astronauts are Aged 8 to 18 Now – All 5th Graders Can Visit KSC for Free During Summer of Mars
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER: Astronaut John McBride appeared at Kennedy Space Center today to introduce the Summer of Mars. He pointed out that the first astronauts who will make it to Mars are currently between the age of 8 and 18. The KSC Visitor Center is offering free admission this summer to any student who is entering fifth grade this fall.

Astronaut Jon McBride speaks to visitors at Kennedy Space Center at the “Summer of Mars” event. Photo credit: Bill Jelen / We Report Space
As part of the Summer of Mars theme, the Visitors Center commissioned a Mars Rover Concept vehicle designed by Parker Brothers Concepts in Port Canaveral. The vehicle will be parked in front of the Mars exhibit from June 5 through July 4th 2017.
Speaking after Astronaut Scott Kelly, McBride encouraged students to study hard and do their homework. “I was one of those kids who was not allowed our of the house until my homework was done. That’s a good thing. When your parents make you do your homework, it is because they love you. We believe the first astronaut to walk on Mars is currently between 8 and 18. The young man or woman might ...

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