NASA Leaves Midlands Kids Inspired To Go To Mars

A high-ranking member of NASA visited Forest Lake Elementary School.

Columbia, SC (WLTX)- A Midlands Elementary School were assigned a class project that was, out of this world. No really, Forest Lake Elementary School got a visit from NASA. 

NASA Deputy Administrator for Education Dr. Roosevelt Johnson answered a lot of questions from students about rocket ships, astronauts and science.

"Part of our goal is really to prepare the next generation of explorers; with respect to their interest in it, prepare them in respect to the skill set they need, and prepare them in respect to how they might stay interested in NASA" said Johnson. 

He travels around the country visiting schools but he says schools can sign up to get a virtual class too. 

Johnson travels all over the country for school presentations and had this to say about Forest Lake Elementary School students, "some of the most if not the most enthusiastic about NASA that I’ve ever seen, they are incredible! They’re inspiring!"

Classes can get hands on experience from the experts or virtually. The point is to get kids thinking out of the box. Or in this case, out of this world. 

The NASA Administrator tells News19 they're always looking for schools they can visit. Click here for more information. 


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