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Interested in Science? FREE Event for 5th-12th Graders
Posted 2/12/20

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On behalf of the Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial Committee, El Camino College, and American Honda Motor Co., Inc., you are cordially invited to participate in Onizuka Space Science Day 2020 at El Camino College on Saturday, March 7. This year marks the 34th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger accident that took the lives of the seven crew members including Ellison Onizuka.

 

The day is designed for serious-minded science students in grades 5 through 12. Once again, the whole event is FREE – including lunch for the first 900 students. We are expecting another great turnout as well as an enjoyable and informative day.

 

This year's featured NASA Astronaut is Mark T. Vande Hei. Vande Hei was the Flight Engineer for the Expedition crew that launched the International Space Station in 2017. He logged 168 days in space and ventured outside the space station on four spacewalks. The total duration of the spacewalks was 26 hours and 42 minutes. Mr. Vande Hei is currently serving as the assistant to the chief astronaut for extravehicular activity and robotics.  

 

Because of limited space, and to ensure a seat and early check-in, students should sign up now. To make reservations go to 

www.elcamino.edu/spaceday 

 

More information will be sent as the date nears to all who sign up. Check-in will begin shortly before 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 7. The day will end just after lunch with the awards for the Egg Drop Competition. Once again, parents, teachers, and administrators are welcome and encouraged to attend. Important Note: Because of the demand to attend Space Science Day, we want to ensure as many students as possible participate in the classroom breakout sessions. Therefore, parents and/or adults will be asked to not select tickets to the breakout sessions as during check-in that morning. Adults will be able to stand in or outside of the classrooms or may enjoy our outside demonstrations. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  

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