Honor Point and the Michael P. Anderson Memorial Aerospace Program based at Seattle’s Museum of Flight were pleased with the tremendous turnout for our first ever educational program for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. The March 19th event was held the newly constructed Felts Field Aviation Flight Center. Some 90 students were able to learn how airplanes fly, participate view a digital planetarium show, and build robots. The Michael P. Anderson Memorial Aerospace Program enables unrepresented children in grades 6-8 to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and to participate in the museum’s exciting educational flight and aerospace programs.
Student involvement with the program includes enrollment in an interactive online website where they explore Michael Anderson’s legacy and complete activities related to human space flight.
Thanks to Honor Point board member Doug Asbjornsen and Museum of Flight Melissa Edwards for their enthusiasm and hard work coordinating the event. Thanks also go out to HP board member Larry Tobin and long-time Felts Field based pilot James Love, for providing two Stearman aircraft, and to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office for the helicopter display.