BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - A group of kids from all over the region had a real treat Monday morning. They gathered at the INFINITY Science Center in Hancock County to meet face to face with a former astronaut and hear his stories from outer space.
George Zamka flew two missions on the space shuttle, serving as commander on one of them.
He showed a video from his trips. That video sparked imaginations and all kinds of questions from how astronauts eat to how they sleep without the gravity we have here on Earth.
"That's one of my favorite things about being an astronaut is talking to the kids, because it's all about being a kid and having that wonder as to how things work," Zamka said.
Afterward, the kids were able to experience what flying in outer space was like for themselves in a flight center there at the INFINITY Science Center.