SAN DIEGO — It has been 18 years since man took his first step on the moon and more than a year since the Challenger explosion. But people are more interested in space now than ever before, said Lynne Kennedy, education director for the Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater.
In celebration of National Space Week, the theater, in conjunction with General Dynamics' Space Systems Division, is holding a free space symposium. "Charting our Future in Space," which began Wednesday and will run through Sunday, is the Fleet Space Theater's fifth annual Space Week celebration.
"We try to offer something different every time," Kennedy said. "Attendance keeps going up every year. I think last year we had 1,600 people attend the program."
In the lobby, one can construct a space station on Space Max, a computer with a new space software package. "Space Station," a new 15-minute video, will screen daily at 10:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m.