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By Dena Martin
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Ava Atwood and Skylar McCann complete successful space mission

The Dayton fifth graders have positive space camp experience


August 8, 2019

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Skylar enjoys being weightless in the 1/6 gravity chair. Ava tries to remain oriented in the multi-axis trainer (MAT).

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.-Ten-year-olds, Ava Atwood and Skylar McCann heartily agree that their weeklong Space Camp experience at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. was out of this world in more ways that one. The Dayton fifth graders say the experience was more than they ever hoped for or imagined.

The girls spent the week training with Team Aries, a group of 16 students. They flew a simulated space mission to the International Space Station (ISS), participated in experiments, listened to presentations and successfully an extra-vehicular activity (EVA), or spacewalk. Skylar and A...

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