Gabrielle began by explaining that his role at NASA includes taking care of the area’s infrastructure (roads, bridges, tunnel, structures, etc.), and making sure that everything on the ground runs smoothly. He then proceeded to teach the children about various aspects of the Kennedy Center’s Space Program. Gabrielle invited students to visit NASA.gov in order to track when the International Space Station will be flying above their home. He explained that they “needed to look up to the sky for a bright, yellow, moving light.”
At the end of the presentation, Gabrielle challenged the students to write down their dreams and make them their goals. He reminded the children to always “do your best, enjoy everything you do, and believe in yourself.” He also explained to students that “you not only go to school to learn, but to learn how to learn.” Very positive messages indeed!
This opportunity was organized by Dr. Barbara Mundy, Program Administrator for Federal Programs, and funded by the Migrant Education Program. For more information about the Kennedy Space Center (KSP), visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com. NASA’s website, www.nasa.gov, also contains further information about our Nation’s space program.