KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Some Central Florida students got a lesson on the future of space exploration Tuesday from some important guest teachers.
NASA’s Administrator Bill Nelson and Astronaut Matthew Dominic visited Ventura elementary in Kissimmee to talk to students about space, the return of manned flights to the moon, and ultimately to Mars.
Dominic said it is important to encourage students’ curiosity and let them know they can be astronauts too.
“That exploration spirit I think is really important. Some folks leave school and they kind of lose it. Every kid on this planet has got exploration spirit,” Dominic said.
The visit is part of NASA’s effort to highlight the role of science, technology, engineering and math education, and to expand opportunities in underserved and underrepresented communities.
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