Summer offers chance for businesses to target youth

Jennifer Best Contributing Writer  May 27, 2018  Santa Maria Valley is home to a growing list of summer programs catering to the tens of thousands of local youth who live here. While public, private and non-profit organizations strive to meet the needs of the community, there’s still room for expansion. “There’s definitely a need and a […]

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NASA astronaut shares about life in space at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

By Gina Kim Community members met a real-life NASA astronaut at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum on Thursday, when they heard about his five-month mission to outer space in 2017. Both parents and children listened intently to Col. Jack Fischer, Air Force command pilot and astronaut, who served as engineer aboard the International Space […]

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Astronaut Jack Fischer visits Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

Col. Jack Fischer, a NASA astronaut, visited with families at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum on Wednesday. Fischer talked to the kids about the experience of space travel, plus what it was like to live on the International Space Station for six months and take part in spacewalks. Fischer has more than 3,000 flight […]

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NASA tour stops at Discovery Museum ahead of InSight lander launch

As excitement and anticipation build for Saturday’s historic launch of the Mars InSight Lander, children from the Santa Maria Valley and beyond had the chance Wednesday morning to learn from the scientists and engineers directly involved in making it possible. Stopping at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museumas part of NASA’s Mars InSight Roadshow, a multi-stop tour of California cities, members of InSight’s […]

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Mars InSight Roadshow arrives in Santa Maria

NASA’s InSight Mars Mission Team has made its arrival to the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum in its last trip before heading to Vandenberg for the main event. For complete story go to: http://www.ksby.com/story/38101746/nasa-team-talks-upcoming-mars-mission-in-santa-maria

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