Week-long camp sent teen to space [Glenelg/Glenwood/Dayton]

Jack Willets from Clarksville recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The weeklong-camp promoted science, technology, engineering and math with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem solving. Jack, who is very interested in space exploration, spent the week training with a team that simulated a space mission to Mars. The team participated in experiments and successfully completed a spacewalk before returning to Earth.

During the week, Jack slept in a habitat which resembled the International Space Station and trained in a NASA-inspired simulator. He...