Space Day - Dr. John Herrington
Today we’re buckling in, counting down, and launching into space! Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut? Well today is the day to learn what it takes! Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Dr. John Herrington. His hometown is Wetumka, Oklahoma. After college, Dr. Herrington joined the U.S. Navy and earned his Masters in Aeronautical Engineering before joining NASA’s Group 16 Astronaut Class in 1996. Dr. Herrington joined Endeavor STS-113 mission and logged over 330 hours in space. He was the 143rd person to walk in space and the first Native American in space. Since retiring, Dr. Herrington has worked extensively with STEM students, completed a cross-country solo bike ride, earned his PhD, and much more! You can learn more by reading Dr. Herrington’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.
Make & Eat it! We’ve got to be careful about the food we take to space! Everything has to be liquid, so what’s something that we think might do well in space? Chocolate pudding of course! Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, has some great recipes to try that may not do great in space, but are delicious while we learn about space!
Watch this video of Oklahoma Hall of Fame Members involved in exploring space!
Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home learning about space! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Space Day and share them with us: #ohofathome
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