ISS Hosts Illinois Space Day
About 220 high school and junior high students from the area surrounding Urbana-Champaign attended Illinois Space Day recently on the University of Illinois campus.
The guests were guided through exhibits ranging from astronomy to telescopes to liquid nitrogen and space shuttle tiles. Graduate and undergraduate students gave tours of the wind tunnel, cubesat, and AR.Drone laboratories.
Elizabeth Jordan, a Mechanical Science and Engineering Department alumnus who now works at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, presented a keynote talk on the Mars Science Laboratory.