Washington, DC – While visiting Florida for their senior trip, students of Cheyenne High School were able to visit the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at their Cape Kennedy facilities. There, they participated in a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of the facility including the shuttle launch pad. Congressman Frank Lucas, being one of the parents on the trip, was also able to attend the tour.
“As a member of the House Science Committee’s Space Subcommittee, I was thrilled to participate in this rare tour,” stated Lucas. “It was very educational and I think the seniors enjoyed it.”
The students were also able to tour the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), the third largest building the world, and see the next generation launch vehicle, the Ares 1-x. In addition, they were able to walk underneath a shuttle while touring the Orbiter Processing Facility, giving them a very close-up view of the shuttle.
“This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many of the students,” stated Lucas. “While we were walking under the shuttle, you could see how amazing this huge machine really is. It was remarkable.”
Congressman Lucas began serving on the House Science Committee during the 106th Congress.
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