Thursday, March 27, 2014

AFA Grant Helps Texas High School Visit Missile Range

AFA is thrilled with the opportunity of contributing to the educational growth of today's youth--and that's exactly what our aerospace education grants do!

Students from Robert E. Lee High School's AFJROTC, Midland, Texas, used the $250 grant to visit the White Sands Missile Range. While there, they were able to visit the museum and learn more about the development of missiles and rockets--and see an acutal V2!

While at White Sands, 13 of the cadets participated in the honorary Bataan Death March for the 26.2 miles. Every student in the corp (115 students) was taught about the Bataan Death March prior to the field trip's departure.

The students also visited the New Mexico Space Museum in Alamogordo, NM. In addition to touring the museum, they took a class on zero gravity and tuned in to a planetarium presentation, called Nine Planets and Counting.

Robert E. Lee High School's AFJROTC cadets pose in front of the Organ Mountains at the White Sands Missile Park. Photo Courtesy of Sr Aerospace Science Instructor Barbara Bevins, Lt Col, USAF (Ret.)

AFA is proud to support aerospace educators taking the extra step to provide a more enriching curriculum to their students! Many thanks to Lt. Col. Bevins for providing the content!

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