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NASA visits Hattiesburg school for Outreach Day

"Orbie," NASA's astronaut mascot, looks on in the background as students from Lillie Burney Elementary School attend a NASA outreach program. "Orbie," NASA's astronaut mascot, looks on in the background as students from Lillie Burney Elementary School attend a NASA outreach program.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Students at one Hattiesburg school are getting a close-up look at some of the technology used by NASA.

Representatives from the Stennis Space Center visited Lillie Burney Elementary School Friday as part of an outreach day.

Students viewed several scientific demonstrations and took photos with "Orbie," NASA's nine-foot astronaut mascot.

"I really like the technology and everything else over here," said Kiaria Tucker, a 6th grade student at the school. "It gives me a better chance to see what I want to do in the future," Kiaria said. 

"It's pretty exciting...I love it," said Terry Barnes, another 6th grader. "Today was a fun day for me," he said.

Lillie Burney was designated a NASA Explorer School during the years 2006 to 2009.   

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