WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue's 25th annual Space Day event scheduled for October 24th is going virtual this year.
The event will be broadcast on YouTube and it gives students grades three through eight an inside look at STEM related topics, including aeronautics and astronautics.
Four former astronauts will be guests at the virtual event. More than 2,500 students have registered already; a new record.
Several household items are required, however Purdue plans to mail students packages before Space Day kicks off.
Chell Nyquist is the director of the event, he says this year's record turnout will be able to interact with the special guests, in a unique way.
"We'll have some presentations by the astronauts in the beginning, they will do an activity, we will bring back astronauts to answer additional questions during the lunch period," said Nyquist.
"They will do a couple more activities and then we will let the astronauts sort of end the day with the students."
The event is free to the public and registration is open. It'll run from 10 AM to 3:30 PM. Registration is encouraged by this Friday, October 2.