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STEM in the Community: National City

You already know that the Fleet Science Center takes very seriously its mission of connecting people of all ages to the power of science. But how much do you know about its community-centered science initiatives?  
 
Let us introduce you to Wraparound Services for STEM Learning (WSSL), one such initiative.  
 

Boop! DART Impacts an Asteroid

asteroid moonlet Dimorphos
By Dr. Lisa Will, Resident Astronomer at the Fleet Science Center 
September 29, 2022
 
NASA successfully crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid on Monday, September 26. Why did they want to do that? The answer is in the name of the mission. 
 

The Fleet Science Center 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Getting the ideal gift for friends and family is no easy feat, so we've created a holiday gift guide! Find something for everyone on your list right here at the Fleet, all while supporting our mission of realizing a San Diego where everyone is connected to the power of science. 

Perseverance is about to land on Mars!

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
By Dr. Lisa Will, Resident Astronomer at the Fleet Science Center
 
NASA’s next Mars rover, named Perseverance, will be landing on Mars on February 18, 2021. Launched on July 30, 2020 (another name for the mission Mars 2020), the spacecraft will complete an almost 300-million-mile journey and begin its exploration of Jezero Crater.
 
So, what will Perseverance do during its planned mission? It will spend almost two Earth years (about one Martian year) doing the following:
 

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