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SPARC’s Medical Group members are all certified in First-aid and CPR.
SPARC HISTORY IN THE NEWS
Liftoff for SPARC (1 May 2014)
SPARC Boosters (27 March 2014)
Alum Donates Computers (27 February 2014)
SPARC Revival (17 January 2014)
Fire: Emergency on Board (19 December 2012)
Students go to the noon (9 May 2012)
NASA Astronaut Chris Ferguson Greeting to SPARC Students
SKIFF CONSTRUCTION DEVELOPS
The recently formed SPARC Environmental Group partnered with Waterborne to build rowboats from scratch. The students utilized basic carpentry skills to design and build two Schuylkill Skiffs. Andrew Adams, co-director of Project SPARC, worked with the kids to integrate the boat building program into a broader environmental and watershed curriculum.
“The kids’ reaction was ‘How cool is it to build a 12-foot boat and take it out on the water?’ Of course to give the kids access to the water is so important. It’s not just the science of rowing and physics, but also getting them out on the water and connected to nature,” says Adams.
Not all the students were ready to trust the boats they had built. “A lot of them were scared,” Adams said. “‘We just built this boat. Are we sure it’s going to work?’”
To read more about this check out the article in The Grid Philly.
SPARC FLIGHT HISTORY
SPARC May 2018 Mission Flyer (PDF)
SPARC June 2016 Mission Flyer (PDF)
Teen Astronauts in Orbit (PDF)
SPARC 2009 Mission: Return to the Moon (PDF)
SPARC Interim Pictorial Report - 1970 (PDF)
SPARC in Vector News - 1966 (PDF)