Exploring Air & Space from STL

Following the excitement of the total solar eclipse, Behind the Minds went in search of more amazing air and space experiences in our area – and, boy, did we find them! St. Louis is home to several museums and experiences for those of us interested in aviation and astronomy – and, many of them are free! Join us as we explore the James S. McDonnell Planetarium, St. Louis Science Center, Challenger Learning Center, Space Museum in Bonne Terre and Boeing Prologue Room and Makerspace. Plus, we’ll tell you about some high school students who recently returned from France with an international rocketry title!

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Exploring Air & Space from STL

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ViTAL, a St. Louis based startup, has created technology to use touch screens' vibrations to open up learning for blind and visually impaired students.


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Swim Author

Longtime St. Louis swim coach Khannie Dastgah hopes to reach children who otherwise may not know about water safety with a new book series.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am