Civil Air Patrol Cadets from the Smyrna Squadron participate in education NASA diving trip

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Civil Air Patrol cadets and senior members from Smyrna Squadron "TN005" participated in the Discover SCUBA program in Huntsville, Alabama this past weekend.  

On May 10th, eleven cadets ages 14-18 and five senior members traveled to Huntsville for the Huntsville Space Museums "Discover SCUBA" program. The cadets were taken to the top of the astronaut trainer located inside the museum.  

The Cadets were then trained on how to properly use the astronaut trainer at a depth of 24 feet. The teams of divers then participated in an underwater rocket launch, and space station simulator.  Participants were then free to roam about the tank, trying their hand at activities, climb the underwater space station simulator, and interact with museum visitors through the tank view windows.  Each cadet was given a full 30+ minutes of dive time.


The Discover SCUBA program is a half day interactive program that allows groups to experience the weightlessness of space, while receiving a high quality introduction to the world of SCUBA from master rated divers who volunteer their time to the museum. 

WGNS was told the cadets will never forget their experience, and some are already making plans for obtaining PADI certification.  The Smyrna Civil Air Patrol Squadron meets weekly at Stones River Baptist Church in Smyrna. 


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