Wichita, Kansas 2021-07-20 19:19:03 –
Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) – Tuesday, July 20th is History Book Day. Not only is it the anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon, but it’s also the day Jeff Bezos, one of the wealthiest men in the world, jumped into the edge of space on a Blue Origin rocket.
Jim Remer, CEO and President of Cosmosphere, said:
“For us, we use it as an opportunity to teach, educate and inspire, helping our students understand what’s happening and what they can do,” Remar said. Stated.
Daniel Bateman, Visitor Services and Program Manager at Exploration Place, said:
Both organizations say it will take some time to reaffirm the launch and open a conversation with the students. Bateman said it may be the first time some kids have heard about the launch when talking about lift-offs.
“We also had the opportunity to look at this frontier, a private spaceflight,” Bateman said.
“I hope if our students understand that they can achieve anything if they turn their attention to it,” Remar said.
Cosmosphere celebrates the 60th anniversary of Gus Grissom’s Liberty Bell 7 mission on Wednesday. The event will be published completely free of charge. Remar says there are lots of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.
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