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Carnarvon kids take off for an unforgettable day at the Space Museum

Published: October 03, 2023 11:53am

As a reward for exceptional behaviour, the team affectionately known as ‘Elmo’ and ‘Nola’ of Carnarvon’s Blue Light Unit, along with staff from Ngala, took a group of young people on an exciting trip to the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum.

The museum is the town’s number one tourist destination, celebrating Carnarvon’s role in the NASA manned space program and the Australian Satellite Communications Industry.

With help from the Shire of Carnarvon, Department of Communities, Ngala, Target 120 and Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, the participants spent the day learning all things Space.

Special activities included lying inside the full-size Apollo capsule to experience the Saturn V Launch. During this experience, the capsule shakes and rattles to recreate the excitement of the launch. The kids also stepped into the inflatable Planetarium where they explored space through an immersive visual experience. The rest of the day was spent discovering the museum’s interactive displays, including landing space shuttles, and learning about solar power.

Unique activities such as these, organised by community Police Officers, foster positive connections between young people and the police, as well as enabling people to experience opportunities, they might not otherwise have access to.