Space Center Houston
West Ward Elementary School fifth-graders take turns on a Mars Rover driving simulator on Thursday at the Space Center in Houston. The school conducts the field trip for its oldest students every year a week before its annual Space Week.
Fifth-graders and chaperones from West Ward Elementary School are dwarfed by the retired rockets and engine components that make up the outside of Rocket Park on the grounds of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, where the group toured Thursday.
Johnson Space Center
West Ward Elementary School students and staff members walk through the astronaut training facility at Johnson Space Center in Houston Thursday. The school's fifth-graders toured the Space Center and will help lead West Ward's 12th annual Space Week all next week.
Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 4:30 am
HOUSTON — Four days before its 12th annual Space Week, West Ward Elementary School sent its fifth-graders on a journey of inspiration.
Forty-five students spent Thursday learning at Space Center Houston and the Johnson Space Center.
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Friday, October 19, 2012 4:30 am.