wjz-13 all-news-99-1-wnew 1057-the-fan 1300logo2_67x35

Local

Gray’s Budget Funds Space Simulator For D.C. Schools

View Comments
Photo by NASA via Getty Images

Photo by NASA via Getty Images

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2014 budget proposal includes money to build a space station simulator in the district’s public school system.

The Washington Examiner reports that space education center would be part of the national Challenger Center for Space Science Education. The organization oversees a network of 41 such facilities across the United States, including one in Prince George’s County.

A location for the facility hasn’t been determined. It’s expected to cost $1.5 million to design. Of that total, $1 million was included in last year’s budget, and Gray’s fiscal 2014 proposal includes the remaining $500,000.

Russell Waugh is the program’s outreach teacher. He says the simulation gives students a feel for being in space or at mission control.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,189 other followers