Twins Kayla and Kaitlyn McKnight had an unforgettable experience when they recently attended Space Camp through a program with the SFIC (Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children).
The rising juniors at Union Catholic, who spent five days at the Space Camp in Hunstville, Alabama, are extremely grateful for the opportunity.
“This opportunity was awesome, and we are super grateful to the (SFIC) for the chance to attend the camp,’’ said Kayla McKnight. “It’s really a once in a lifetime experience.’’
The highlight of the Space Camp for the McKnight twins was being on the team that captured the Commanders Cup for having the highest mission GPA success rate.
“Winning the Commanders Cup was a surprise,’’ said Kayla. “Working with a group of people and finding out at the end that you had the highest success rate on your missions was awesome.’’
What was a typical day like at Space Camp?
“The typical day went from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.,’’ said Kayla. “We started every day with planning and procedures for the daily mission or tasks that we had to accomplish, we built rockets and did flight simulation trips to Mars, and we had to do maneuvering of spacecrafts to land our crew safely.’’
The experience at Space Camp could impact future career plans for the McKnight twins.
“My sister and I are both looking at going into the medical field,’’ said Kayla. “And we know that they send doctors up in space, so that could be a great opportunity.’’