SAN ANTONIO - Students with the Lunar Caves Analog Test Sites program — or LCATS — celebrated the end of their first year in the space-STEM program with the launch of a high-altitude balloon.
The launch took place Thursday morning on the lawn in front of the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology.
The LCATS program is a science-based academic enrichment program funded by NASA.
Students participating in the launch Thursday morning ended their first year of the five-year program.
Next year, students plan to create a comic book.
"Students are creating a storyboard,” said Joules Webb, co-investigator with the LCATS program. “We're working with the Texas Alliance for minorities in engineering. They currently have a comic book called science squad, and we will be doing a space edition with our students."
The LCATS program allows middle and high school students to help aerospace professionals solve challenges with space-exploration technology.
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