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  • RCB Bank to Provide Ten Cosmosphere Camp Scholarships

    RCB Bank to Provide Ten Cosmosphere Camp Scholarships

    January 9, 2019

    HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Jan. 9, 2019 – RCB Bank is partnering with the Cosmosphere International Science Education Center & Space Museum in Hutchinson, KS, to send ten students in sixth through eighth grade to Cosmosphere Camp this summer.  Five students from Kansas and five students from Oklahoma will be awarded a camp scholarship from RCB Bank and will be eligible to choose to attend either Cosmosphere Aerospace Camp 101 or 201. 

    To be eligible for consideration, participants must register and compete in a space agriculture contest, where they will attempt to grow the most food within a one-cubic meter garden, mimicking experiments currently taking place on the International Space Station.  The contest begins on Feb. 1, 2019, and concludes on April 30, 2019.  For a full set of contest rules and frequently asked questions, please go here.  Students wishing to participate must register by emailing education@cosmo.org.

    “The opportunity for students to experience true astronaut training at a young age is something they will never forget and may be the career defining moment in their lives,” said Roger Mosier, president and CEO of RCB Bank. “We are pleased to be able to offer such an opportunity for both Kansas and Oklahoma students.”

    Winners will choose to attend either Cosmosphere Camp 101 or 201, where they will train like real astronauts in Cosmosphere simulators like the 4-G centrifuge, multi-axis trainer and stress simulator. Students will engage with rocket engineering history through artifacts found only at the Cosmosphere and build rockets including a model V2.  Finally, contest winners will fly missions in the Falcon lll spacecraft simulator and even train for microgravity environments with a SCUBA experience.

    For more information on Cosmosphere Camps:
    Online: cosmo.org/camps
    Email: camps@cosmo.org 

    Phone: 800.397.0330 ext. 323 or 620.665.9323 


    About RCB Bank 

    RCB Bank is a community bank with locations across Kansas and Oklahoma. Founded in 1936, RCB Bank is committed to serving its communities with conservative banking practices and progressive banking products. Learn more at RCBbank.com or give us a call at 855.BANK.RCB. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender, NMLS #798151. 


    About The Cosmosphere 

    The Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum is located at 1100 North Plum in Hutchinson, KS. Its collection of U.S. space artifacts is second only to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and it showcases the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. This unique collection allows the Cosmosphere to tell the story of the space race better than any museum in the world while offering fully immersive education experiences that meet the Next Generation Science Standards and introduce students to the power of wondering—asking the critical questions that lead to discovery. The Cosmosphere’s Carey Digital Dome Theater offers documentary showings daily and recently-released feature films on weekends. The state of the art digital 4K projection theater coupled with digital surround sound audio provides an immersive environment that wraps the viewer in a theater-going experience they won’t find anywhere else. Visit the Cosmosphere online at www.cosmo.org. 

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  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Commercial Lunar Payload Services
    June 18
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  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Commercial Lunar Payload Services

    Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Online

    This will be a virtual presentation only. Join us live on our Facebook page on the day of the event here.

    Pull up your easy chair, grab your mug of Joe, sit back in the comfort of your own home and enjoy this free presentation on "Commercial Lunar Payload Services: Delivery Trucks for the Moon," with Propulsion Design, Development, & Production Lead at Agile Space Industries and Cosmosphere Camp Alumnus, Charlie Garcia.

    Learn how NASA is trying to leverage it's success with the commercial resupply program for the International Space Station to drastically reduce the cost of getting payloads to the moon, enable exploration, resource development, and human expansion beyond low-Earth orbit.

    *Coffee at the Cosmo topics and speakers are subject to change.

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