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Aerospace engineers visit Siouxland schools

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) --

Today, Sioux City students got an up close and personal experience with some of NASA's aerospace engineers.

Students at East Middle School were able to talk with the engineers and even try on parts of a space suit.

The program was started to remind kids how important science and math are for their futures.

NASA reps say math is a must for any jobs in aeronautics.

"The potential is just unlimited for kids, if you have got those kinds of skills and you are a person that is curious and you are willing to go out and work hard the sky is just the limit," says Jim Christensen.

Other than trying freeze dried foods, NASA reps talked about the future of the space program.

They say the success of space flight in America has given people a "been their, done that" mentality.

Today's space engineers say they hope they can change that impression.

"I think that the future is bright for America in the space program, I believe that the direction that we are looking at going in is just different, it will be new and exciting," says Andrew Jicha.

The NASA reps will be traveling to a number of different schools in Siouxland throughout the week.

 

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