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Aerospace is about flying in Earth’s atmosphere and its surrounding outer space. The word is a combination of aeronautics or aviation and space. The science and technology of flying in Earth’s atmosphere is called aeronautics while flying in outer space is called astronautics.

How do things fly? How do rockets work? What makes a hot air balloon go up into the air?

Contact your local 4-H office to ask about getting involved.

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Want to Be an Astronaut? You’ll Need These 4 Skills.

Expeditions are journeys made by people who share a definite purpose and specific experiences. To make their expeditions successful, NASA works with astronaut crews on skills that prepare them to live and work together during space missions. Some of these same skills are useful in everyday life here on Earth. 4-H is a positive youth development program that prepares youth for life and work. Together, NASA and 4-H are creating the following series of activities that will be available in January 2017. These activities are designed to take you through various educational expeditions that will help you learn and practice skills that you can apply in almost every aspect of life.

Join NASA and 4-H to learn more about Cultural Competency and other Expeditionary Skills that you can apply in almost every aspect of life at
Subscribe to the NASA Education YouTube channel.


For more information, please contact Dr. Tony Cook, Extension Specialist

Alabama Cooperative Extension Alabama 4-H Staff The Alabama 4 H Club Foundation


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