Press Release

New NASA KSC Website Helps Students Enjoy Science and Math

By SpaceRef Editor
June 7, 2004
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Kennedy Space Center’s newest Web site seeks to encourage middle school students across the nation to develop an interest in science and math by viewing real working experts in these fields. The “Enter the Firing Room” online Web site provides interactive games and information linking these subjects to exciting careers with NASA.

The Web site highlights system engineers who work in KSC’s launch firing rooms. The site includes a firing room tour, fun facts, pictures and a special page for educators. Students get a chance to meet actual engineers through videos and biographies. Videos of astronauts are also featured on the site. After a virtual tour, students can test their knowledge by taking the Launch Simulation Quiz.

“Enter the Firing Room” is a Web site funded through NASA’s Human Exploration and Development of Space enterprise.

For more information, call Amber Marek at 321-867-2468 or visit the site at:

http://enterfiringroom.ksc.nasa.gov

SpaceRef staff editor.