launch rockets Oct. 1 in honor of World Space Week
World Space Week is Oct. 4 -10. Students from Battlefield Elementary
will launch space week by seeing the 11 a.m. showing of "Space
Station 3D," building and launching their own bubble-powered
rockets in the IMAX Garden. Each child will make and launch a
rocket about 4 inches tall that is constructed from film canisters
and contains Alka-Seltzer for rocket "fuel." The rockets
will travel 3-4 feet off the ground.
Tuesday, Oct. 1
11 a.m. - Kids see film
11:45 a.m. - Kids build rockets in the Environmental Learning
Lab (IMAX bldg.)
12:15 p.m. - Kids launch rockets in groups of five or six
The Tennessee Aquarium IMAX® 3D Theater - Rocket launches
occur in IMAX Garden (behind the concession area).
Twenty-six 4th graders from Battlefield Elementary - Teacher is
Source & Launch Director -- Millie Smith, Aquarium/IMAX educator
To celebrate the contributions of space science and technology
to the betterment of the human condition, the United Nations created
World Space Week. Oct. 4 marks the beginning of the Space Age:
"Sputnik" was the first artificial satellite to orbit
the earth -- Oct. 4, 1957. On Oct. 10, 1967, the United Nations
created the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States
in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space.
11 - Launch of STS-92, first mission for IMAX 3D cameras to
film "Space Station 3D"
TV stations -- the first live broadcast from space was Oct.
Station 3D" is filmed by the astronauts and cosmonauts
of the International Space Station. The film lets viewers experience
daily life on the Space Station as it orbits 220 miles above the
Earth and explains some of the challenges of living in outer space.
you want to get even more SPACED OUT, visit the lab in the Tennessee
Aquarium's IMAX Center. Whether you're playing the special space
scavenger hunt or exploring a large piece of the actual International
Space Station, you'll discover a whole new universe in the Environmental
Tennessee Aquarium IMAX® 3D Theater is located in downtown
Chattanooga. "Space Station 3D" shows daily at 11 a.m.,
1 and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with additional shows at
6, 8 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
B-roll or images please contact Kathie
Fulgham at 785-3007or Katrina
Craven at 785-3011.
Tennessee Aquarium IMAX® 3D Theater is located in Chattanooga.
Ticket prices are $7.25 per adult and $4.95 per child, ages 3-12.
Admission to the Tennessee Aquarium is $12.95 per adult and $6.95
per child. Aquarium/IMAX combo tickets are $17 for adults and
$10 for children. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.tnaqua.org
or by phone at 1-800-262-0695. The Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX®
3D Theater are open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas
and are accessible to people with disabilities. Members enjoy
unlimited Aquarium visits and IMAX discounts. To join, call 267-FISH.