Fruth completes NASA-based program at the Cosmosphere


Bridger Fruth of Maple Lake, son of Patrick and Staci Fruth, attended the Camp KAOS Space 501 program June 22-28, 2014 at the Cosmosphere. Fruth is a sophomore at Maple Lake High School.
Space 501 is a week-long camp for students entering at least grade 10. Completion of Space 301 is a prerequisite for this program. Space 501 features a trip to southern California for a closer look at America’s space program, past and present. 
Space 501 campers experience NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where they see the working Mission Control center for the Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, named by Clara Ma from Overland Park, Kan., a Camp KAOS alumni. Campers also tour historic Edwards Air Force Base with NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center. Edwards Air Force Base was the site of space shuttle landing testing and numerous milestones of aviation including Chuck Yeager’s historic 1947 flight, which broke the sound barrier. Space 501 campers receive an exclusive tour of the Columbia Memorial Space Center and visit the California Science Center, home of the retired space shuttle Endeavour. A stargazing experience at the Griffith Observatory is also part of the 501 experience.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.