Educational Journey to NASA, USA
Seven students of Khaitan Public School, Sahibabad i.e., Pragya Baid, Aarushi Singhal, Ritika Bhattad and Raksha Baid of Class XII, Himanshu Hemant of Class XI, Nishtha Khatri of IX, and Karan Baid of Class VIII, along with Ms. Sabita Seth, Headmistress, Senior Wing got the opportunity to visit the United States of America (Florida, Washington DC & New York) from 23rd November to 2nd December, 2013.
This trip was the first of its kind. During this trip students visited NASA, Florida and saw the Rocket Garden, Museums and had an amazing experience of Space Shuttle launch. Students had lunch and an interactive session with Astronaut John David Bartoe. Further, they saw a 3D movie describing the detailed procedure of a successful rocket launch.
Students enjoyed Disney World and different rides of the Universal Studio at Florida. Students took a guided tour to Washington D.C. covering various monuments - Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Einstein's Statue and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial along with the Museum of Natural History.
Students were lucky enough to see the world famous Hope Diamond which is a rare blue diamond. At New York too they took a guided tour and visited The Times Square. Students took a ferry ride to visit The Statue of Liberty and witness the fast and smart life of New York. The students understood that the hurdles India has to overcome to become the greatest nation are - Punctuality and Cleanliness.