Space Jam 6 at the Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum, Rantoul, Illinois, USA – Akihiko Hoshide, KE5DNI Sunday, August 5, 2012. Station WB9SA in Illinois, USA will call NA1SS at approximately 10:06 UT.
Space Jam 6 is a Boy Scout and Girl Scout weekend event that helps to prepare youth for an increasingly technology oriented future. While we still teach our core pioneering skills, today’s pioneers are involved in the space program. If the young people today want to be ready for this future they need the STEM skills that we focus on. Space Exploration, Robotics, Electronics, Radio, Engineering and Aviation are just a few of the 38 merit badges we are offering. Our theme this year is the History of Aviation and with the help of the Young Eagles program we are able to offer actual airplane rides to Scouts. Our event is located at the Rantoul, Illinois Airport, formally the Chanute Air Base, where some Tuskegee airman began their training and we will have a couple representatives give a keynote speech to the Scouts. Next year, our theme will be the Future of Space Exploration.