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Pluto Party Saturday 8/8!

  The Challenger Learning Center of Northern Nevada is a non-profit that uses space exploration to get kids hooked on science and math.  Together with the National Automobile Museum, it has a fun day planned this Saturday for all ages.  Events start at 9:30am with the new "Space Mobiles" exhibit, featuring a life sized mock up of a Mars Rover.  At 4:30pm there's a Pluto Party where local scientists will help us understand the exciting new discoveries about Pluto.  The day winds up with the premiere of "Journey to Space" narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart.  Tickets and details at www.nevadachallenger.org.

Danna O'Connor chats with Paul McFarlane, one of the founders of the Challenger Learning Center of Northern Nevada.  Challenger Centers were started by the families of the Challenger astronauts to inspire students of all ages.