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Maricopa Community Colleges to Host NASA Astronauts

Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) January 31, 2013

The Maricopa Community College system is bringing the final frontier to its campuses. As part of Arizona’s Annual Sci-Tech Festival, the Maricopa Community Colleges are hosting NASA’s Destination Station, a series of events during which astronauts will share their experiences from the International Space Station (ISS), located in Earth’s lower orbit. The largest space station ever constructed, the ISS is a research laboratory for studying human health, physical sciences, and earth and space science.

NASA’s Destination Station is one of more than 50 Maricopa Community Colleges events to be held during this year’s SciTech Festival – Arizona’s largest celebration of science and technology. In total, more than 350 organizations are participating. Learn more about the AZ Scitech Festival.

About Destination Station
Destination Station is NASA's International Space Station Program national awareness campaign that promotes research opportunities, educates communities about activities performed on the International Space Station, and communicates the real and potential impacts of the station on our everyday lives.

Friday, Feb. 22, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Glendale Community College; Plaza near
Science buildings (North side of Campus)
6000 West Olive Ave., Glendale

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Paradise Valley Community College
Center for Performing Arts
34th Street and Union Hills, Phoenix

Thursday, Feb. 28, 9:00am - 9:45am
South Mountain Community College
Performing Arts Center
7050 South 24thSt., Phoenix

Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:00pm – 7:45pm
Mesa Community College
Event tent (Northeast corner of Campus)
1833 West Southern Ave., Mesa

About Maricopa Community Colleges
The Maricopa Community College system is one of the largest in the nation. We are: Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain (and SouthWest Skill Center), GateWay (and Maricopa Skill Center), Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale and South Mountain; the system also includes satellite campuses and business/industry, technical and customized training institutes Valley-wide. The system is lead by Rufus Glasper, Ph.D, CPA.

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