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Region 8 students have a new interest for space

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Eighth graders at Annie Camp Junior High School attended a presentation by NASA Solar System Ambassador, Kenneth Renshaw Friday. Renshaw spoke to students about current projects taking place in space.

"I'm teaching them about the space program. All about exploration, particularly our exploration of the solar system and also a manned space craft." Renshaw says he visits schools all over to try and grab the imagination of students while they're young. "It generates interest in science and hopefully help some grades a little bit and maybe get some people interested in becoming a scientist or exploring space and these are our future astronauts."

Eighth grade student Antonio Harris was impressed with Renshaw's presentation and the information he gave to students. "I thought his presentation was really good. It makes me, like, very curious and makes me want to learn even more about space."

Renshaw says he was pleased by the reaction from the students. "It has been really good. The students have acted interested, they've asked questions and participated. Its gone really well."

Renshaw stayed at Annie Camp Junior High all day and spoke to a little over two hundred students.

For more information about this program, you can log onto their website.

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