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Space Mission Commemorated in Normal

And kids can get into the spirit of it all, and even staff a simulated space mission at Heartland Community College.

This was the scene this morning at HCC.

The Challenger Learning Center is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission.

Middle school students conducted their own moon exploration and they designed their own spacecraft.


“We try to address the standards for each grade level. But, really, we hope they take a lot more away than just science. We’re hoping they learn to work together as a team, ” said Jill Elston, mission flight director.

More events are planned in normal next Friday and Saturday..all leading up to the July 20th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.

There is a fee for the camps between $5 and $25 dollars.

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Tyler Lopez

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