Madison County High School Applied Robotics and Power and Energy teacher Bridget Gudz and her seniors of the Power and Energy course visited the John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Titusville, FL.  KSC is one of ten National Aeronautics and Space Administration field centers and has been NASA's primary launch center of human spaceflight.  This field trip was sponsored by Duke Energy grant for the first 4-year completers of Power and Energy at the high school.   Gudz’s courses are only one of the career tracks of the high school successful Career and Technical Education program.

            So did they have the right stuff as from the epic historical drama film of 1983 movie “The Right Stuff?” Shawn West one of the students said, “yes and thought it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn more about our space program from the past and where it is leading us to the future.”  The members that visited with “The Right Stuff” were of the class of 2019: Vincent Anderson (entering the US Army in June 2019), Dilan Lawson, Keshawn Johnson, Kevin Medders, Reed Morse (entering the US Marines Corps in August 2019), Jerimiah Perez, and Shawn West. 

            All of the students, including myself as a chaperon, enjoyed the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Saturn V complex and the behind the gates scene that accessed to historic launch sites and spaceflight facilities on KSC bus tour.


Mike Radel