USA, Nov. 2017: Apeejay School, Pitampura, organised an educational trip to NASA-Kennedy Space, USA wherein the faculty accompanied a group of 21 students from classes VI-XII. Students visited New York, Washington DC and Orlando. They also got the chance to visit the Natural History Museum, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Smithsonian Air & Space, Spy Museum, Disneyland and Universal Studios.
Students met Astronaut J.O. Clighton at NASA and learnt about his experiences like how sleeping, eating and maintaining health is possible in a space craft for a month. Students gained information about outer space, Mars – the future mission and finally about planet Earth. They witnessed the rockets of different satellites which had actually gone into space and students also experienced while sitting in the stimulator, how astronauts feel at the time of take off. Students were visibly thrilled to come face to face with ‘Atlantis’- the first space shuttle which has completed 33 missions. Overall, it was a spectacular experience for all the students as they will always cherish their experience at NASA.