Now, before I tell you what I did there, I’m going to be telling you about some of the Buehler Science Center’s history.
The Buehler Science Center was built in honor of the challenger mission in 1086. It is made for kids to experience going to the moon. Kids get to experience what the astronauts experienced when they were going to the moon. There a six teams, one of each in mission control and one in space craft. Before you go there each student will fill out a job aplacation, saying which jobs you want and which ones you think you will be good at. Then when you find out what job you’re going to be doing, you start training for that job.
When I joined my class in the Buehler Science Center, I was part of the Remote Team. It was very confusing, and I don’t think I was good at it, and I don’t think it exactly fit me, but I’m still glad I went.
My responsibilities on the remote team when I was on space craft, was I would use the glove box, which is a place just for the Remote Team where you wear special gloves and test things, and then you analyze it and give it to the data team, and they sent it to mission control. When you are in Mission Control, you get the data from the space craft and you record it on a data log. And you find information on a computer special for what kind of work you need to do.
I think the most important part of my job was just following directions. Just because if you forget a little detail, you might mess up the whole thing.
If I had a change to fly again, I would change my team, because I wasn’t good at it, and I think someone else would do a better job than me. After seeing what all the teams were like, I’d think I’d think I’d be best at communication, data, or medical.
Over all, I had a good experience there, and I learned about space. You can also have birthday parties there, and there’s an awesome gift shop! So, go try it out, and you might have fun!