NASA Day in Baton Rouge features events at State Capitol, UHigh

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Thursday is NASA Day in Baton Rouge, with events happening all over the city to recognize what the space giant is doing.

The day will start at the Louisiana State Capitol and then activities move to the LSU campus.

The plan is to meet with state leaders and lawmakers.

NASA will show off exhibits in the State Capitol rotunda throughout the day.

This will give the public a chance to see the work happening on the space launch system, the Orion spacecraft, and other NASA projects.

This is a neat tie-in with UHigh because there are some NASA-related initiatives happening at schools across the state.

Current astronauts will be at the school in the afternoon to talk about their recent trip to the International Space Station. They came home in February.

Also, the NASA Rover Challenge Team members from LSU will display the rover they designed and competed with in this year's competition.

The day is coordinated by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

The day is supposed to kick off with a NASA legislative breakfast happening at the State Capitol Thursday morning, too.

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