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JMS Plans to Venture Into Hydroponics
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Saturday, February 17, 2018
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Jackson Middle School will soon embark on a new venture.  Partnerships with the Huntsville Space and Rocket Center and NASA will give students the opportunity to help astronauts solve some of their pressing problems.  

Recently the school's science teachers became members of the Civilian Air Patrol which operates under a branch of the USAF.  The organization will send kits with drones and offer items for the school to keep at no cost.

This new connection will result in an interesting opportunity for students to interact with an actual rocket scientist.  One of the women designing a habitat for NASA's eventual mission to Mars will visit campus to discuss her opportunities.

Hydroponics is a necessity to maintain life on Mars.  The students will be well versed in this growing method thanks to an upcoming exercise.  "We are purchasing a tower garden, and one of the things NASA is going to do is to send JMS some of their problems."

Each year one student as well as a teacher will be sent to space camp.  In addition, the Robotics Team will participate in this new venture by participating in exercises where they will build, design, and test various robot under water, through drones, and in subterranean conditions. 

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