One of the activities in our LEAP into Summer program is the Hands on Tools class led by Grey Eaton. Every summer, our LEAP camp participants have the fun of working on a group project. This year’s creation will be a full scale model of Sputnik I, the world’s first artificial satellite. The opportunity for this project comes from our neighbors at the Computer Museum of America (CMoA).
Mr. Eaton and his LEAP team have tackled several other tasks for CMoA, including building a display case and refurbishing exhibit units. The Sputnik model will become a focal point of a new exhibit at the museum.
In addition to the hands on work, the LEAP participants will be gaining insights into the history of Sputnik and the early stages of the space race. They will have the chance to interview Paul Dickson, who authored the book, Sputnik: The Shock of the Century.
Mr. Eaton’s enterprises are always educational and enjoyable summer undertakings. We are proud of our association with CMoA and look forward to Mr. Eaton’s LEAP into space this summer!