Black Girls Code visits the Kennedy Space Center

In celebration of the opening weekend opening of “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” Disney Studios Studios and Lucasfilm hosted a private tour of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for several youth from the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals and Black Girls Code. The team got to meet  22-year-old Boeing engineer Tiera Fletcher, who discussed Aerospace Engineering and the impact it has on launching rockets, check out a scale model […]

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In celebration of the opening weekend opening of “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” Disney Studios Studios and Lucasfilm hosted a private tour of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for several youth from the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals and Black Girls Code.

The team got to meet  22-year-old Boeing engineer Tiera Fletcher, who discussed Aerospace Engineering and the impact it has on launching rockets, check out a scale model of the International Space Station and test their skills in the “Land and Drive on Mars” simulator, the Walk on Mars virtual reality and the Microgravity.

Tiera also shared with the girls the importance of coding after which Disney treated the students to Lando Calrissian dice and a pair of Fandango passes to see the film which released in theaters last week.

Established in 2011, Black Girls Code is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on providing technology education for African-American girls.

Photo by: Benjamin Thacker

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