Northumberland Public Library’s Space Heroes Camp Soared Into Orbit

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The Northumberland Public Library hosted its Second Annual Space Camp from August 12 to 14. The summer’s theme was “Every Hero Has a Story,” and about 15 youth ages 8 to 12 learned about Space Heroes, both in history and up to the present day.

Participants made space ships, created space-theme parks and ended with blasting off a Mento-CocaCola rocket. In keeping with the spirit of the event, space-themed snacks served each day included Tang and Astronaut Ice Cream. The library’s first Space Camp was held last summer and it had a successful launch. The 2015 event won’t be the last one, either. The library looks forward to continuing this annual tradition in 2016. ¬†During the three-day Space Camp, mastermind Jan Bates, the library’s Coordinator of Children’s Programs, was assisted by former NASA executive Lance Marston, Dr. Minoo Dastoor and Library Director Alice Cooper.

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Space Camp participants work on a project. Photo by Karen Whelan

Former NASA executive Lance Marston observes Space Camp participants at work. Photo by Karen Whelan

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