Going where no Fiesta event has gone before

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Scobee will give families an astronaut’s view of San Antonio.

By Christie Tavera


The Challenger Center is taking Fiesta to a whole new level — into space.

Fiesta De La Tierra launches at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Scobee Education Center.

Crewmembers, or participants, will go on a simulated space mission to experience San Antonio from an astronaut’s view.

Lead Flight Director Jennifer Becerra said the event will feature NASA imagery of the San Antonio area and the simulation will have a Fiesta theme.

“We are going to be watching and observing from space … with a Fiesta twist,” Becerra said.

While on their journey, Becerra said they would also be looking for King Antonio, R. Hunt Winton III.

At the end of the mission, a king and queen of The Challenger Center will be crowned. Becerra said the crowning will be random; however, they will crown crewmembers who make the most effort and contribute during the mission.

To celebrate the mission’s second year, all crewmembers will receive the limited edition 2016 Scobee Education Center Fiesta medal. It is the second medal in the series, and this year’s medal commemorates the Challenger STS-51L and crew.

Although all are welcome, children are encouraged to be at a sixth-grade level or higher and must be accompanied by an adult to participate.

Mexican botanas, or appetizers, and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

The mission will only accommodate a maximum of 36 crewmembers. Seats are still available. Tickets are $20 online.

For more information, visit www.alamo.edu/sac/FiestaMission/.




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