PRCC, Stennis set to host "NASA NIGHT" on Thursday


POPLARVILLE, Miss – Pearl River Community College is hosting NASA’s Stennis Space Center for “NASA Night” on Thursday from 4:30-6pm at their home football game. Against Hinds at Dobie Holden Stadium. Admission is free as part of PRCC’s ongoing celebration for continued enrollment growth.

PREGAME ACTIVITIES

Interactive booths will be available on PRCC’s Poplarville campus behind the Public Relations building where participants can visit informational exhibits and experience one-on-one engagement with a PRCC alum who currently works at NASA Stennis. NASA’s 10-foot tall mascot will also make an appearance with PRCC’s Mascot W.C. Rivers. Plenty of fun and free interactive booths will keep kids and adults alike engaged pregame.

Activities will include freeze dried ice cream tasting, a temporary tattoo station, a coloring station and more.

NASA’S ARTEMIS MISSION

Since the 1960’s, Stennis Space Center has grown into the nation’s largest rocket engine test site, featuring facilities collectively valued at more than $2 billion.

In 2015, NASA Stennis began testing RS-25 engines for NASA’s new Artemis Program to send humans to the Moon and ultimately carry them on to Mars. Artemis is the name of NASA’s program to return astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024.

As a result of Artemis, NASA will be able to establish a sustainable human presence on the Moon by 2028 to uncover new scientific discoveries, demonstrate new technological advancements and lay the foundation for private companies to build a lunar economy.

To learn more about the project visit www.nasa.gov.

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