Purdue Fall Space Day

Purdue Space Day 2008

Directors: Tim Duquette and Ian Meginnis

Purdue Space Day 2008 took place on Saturday November 8 with serving astronaut Mark L. Polansky as guest astronaut. The theme for this year's event was "Exploration for a New Generation." For the 2008 event, 426 elementary students took part on the day with 157 Purdue University students running the program who came from 38 majors. PSD is in its 13th year of program execution, with 4,324 grade school students and 1,351 university student volunteers participating in the program since its inception in 1996. For the activities this year, we introduced three new activities, Deep Impact, Apollo 13 and Geodesic Dome. Both the Water Rockets and Solar Rovers were moved from 7-8 grade to 5-6 grade to give the older children a chance to work on the new activities.

Purdue Space Day 2008 Photos

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