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Go For Launch space-inspired camp held at BCTC campus

LEXINGTON, KY. (August 8, 2016) Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) recently played host to Higher Orbits Go For Launch space-inspired camp this past weekend. The three-day event for middle and high school age students from across the central Kentucky area included hands-on activities, tours and talks, culminating in the final challenge of collaborating in teams to design experiments for the International Space Station.

The camp featured Astronaut Frank Culbertson, a NASA engineer who served as the commander of the International Space Station for almost four months. Students were instructed by Michelle Lucas, an astronaut instructor, who spent 10 years working for NASA in International Space Station (ISS) Flight Control Operations Planning; Twyman Clements, president and CEO of Space Tango Inc.; Kris Kimel, president and founder of Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, and Ellie Puckett, Director of Business Operations at Space Tango Inc.

For pictures of the camp, please go to our Flickr album at https://flic.kr/s/aHskEFBmgE

photo of Astronaut Frank Culbertson demonstrating use of a measuring instrument to students

Photo Caption: Astronaut Frank Culbertson, takes measure of an instrument at the Go For Launch space-inspired camp at BCTC's Leestown Campus. The camp used space exploration as a platform to launch student engagement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). In the background is Michelle Lucas, an astronaut instructor.