Kids can Visit the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center Today to Win an Annual Membership or a Grand Prize Family Trip to Space Camp
Wallops, VA – October 18, 2016 – Space Race, LLC and the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center announced today that they are inviting local families to celebrate the season two premiere of Space Racers – preschoolers’ favorite rocket cadets– on Saturday, November 5th at 11:00 a.m. at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center. Participants will be treated to special space-themed giveaways, a private Space Racers screening, and will get to be part of the official countdown to the series premiere blast-off on Sprout, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s 24-hour preschool network.
The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center is serving as an official “Mission Support Center” along with several other space museums nationwide. Retired NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle commander Robert L. “Hoot” Gibson will also be live from “Mission Control” at The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, where he will livestream the countdown on Space Racers Facebook page starting at 11:45 AM ET. Participants at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center will join the Commander by calling into Launch Control and counting down to the premiere blast-off on Sprout.
In addition to the Launch Day celebrations, Space Racers has kicked-off a nationwide contest to engage future astronauts. Parents are invited to bring their children to the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center now until November 6th to submit a photo of their young ones in front of the official Space Racers banner. Participants will have the chance to win an all-expenses paid, grand prize trip to Space Camp® for their family or a one-year family membership to a science museum. Participants can also enter online at www.SpaceRacers.org/contest.
Applauded by parents and critics for its STEM-focused curricular themes, season two of Space Racers features some of NASA’s most famous scientific explorations, including Mercury’s MESSENGER probe, the Voyager One spacecraft, and Mars rovers Curiosity, Opportunity, and Spirit.
A collaborative partnership
Space Racers is collaborating in a partnership with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Space Camp, to which NASA serves as technical and educational consultant pursuant to a cooperative agreement. The groundbreaking animated series introduces girls and boys to exciting, humorous tales of action & adventure in space, on Earth, and on other planets in our solar system, and inspires a new generation of future astronauts and scientists. Season two presents 40 new space adventures, bringing the total library to 90 across both seasons. Space Racers’ first season is currently airing internationally in over 130 countries and 25 languages.
Space Racers will premiere season two on Sprout, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s 24-hour preschool network, on Saturday, November 5th at 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT. The show will air Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT, with new episodes premiering each Saturday. For more information visit: http://spaceracers.org.
About Space Racers
Space Racers follows Eagle, Robyn, Hawk, Starling, Raven and their fellow cadets as they explore the solar system and the universe. Headmaster Crane, Professor Coot and other faculty members of the Stardust Bay Space Academy guide the cadets on missions that cover heliophysics, earth science, planetary science and astrophysics among many science disciplines explained at a preschool level. The stunning CGI animation plus authentic sounds and images from outer space provided by NASA bring the richness of space and diversity of planetary landscapes, as well as the characters, vividly to life for young minds. Season Two, debuting on NBC Universal’s Sprout November 2016, focuses on some important emotional issues including bullying and growing up with physical challenges, by introducing new Stardust Space Academy cadets like brash transfer student Kite, and young Merlin, a rocket born with one short wing. Space Racers Season One is currently available on Netflix and the characters are available via the Space Racers App for iTunes or Google Play (Android).