Panoply’s STEAM Street, sponsored by Region’s Bank, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing with space-themed activities:
• MDA’s Rocket Rules! Sponsored by RUAG Space USA – Using plastic tubes, festivalgoers will create rockets to investigate trajectory, weight and balance and center of gravity and test their designs. They will also learn how scientists and engineers use filters to identify different energies of light to learn more about materials and physical objects.
• Huntsville STEAMworks’ Launch Pad, sponsored by Toyota Motor Manufacturing – After making their very own rocket from straws and cardstock, festivalgoers will be able to launch them in the park.
• DAU’s Cosmic Coms – Festivalgoers will learn how astronauts talk to us from the moon when sound can’t travel through space. Explore amplitude, frequency, and phase to discover how they used radio waves to move voices, music, and data through the vacuum of space.
• Janet’s Planets and HAL5’s “What’s Your Mission?” sponsored by National Space Club – Every space mission is unique and has its own unique patch designed by the astronauts. Festivalgoers can get creative to design their very own mission patch.
• Huntsville Ballet’s Dancing Planets, sponsored by Avadian Credit Union– Festivalgoers will learn about rotation and revolution in both the solar system and ballet.
Also along STEAM Street, festivalgoers can view the US Space and Rocket Center’s Rockets on Parade – a celebration of NASA’s next great spacecraft, the SLS Rocket. With dozens of rockets decorated and displayed by companies from across the Tennessee Valley, festival goers will see a creative interpretation of NASA’s upcoming journey into space.