Local Students Talk To Astronauts Via Satellite

By: Jeff Herndon Email
By: Jeff Herndon Email

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Third through fifth grade students at Mueller Aerospace and Engineering Discovery Magnet Elementary had a rare opportunity to take a break from their earthly school work this afternoon.

At Exploration Place’s Cyberdome Theater, the students talked to astronauts Jeffrey Williams, Timothy Creamer and Soichi Noguchi, crew members of the International Space Station.

Mueller teachers are working with professors at Wichita State to develop age-appropriate experiments, similar to the ones being performed on the space station. The students were given 20 minutes to talk to the astronauts and asked questions based on what they have learned during the experiments.

Mueller was only one of six recipients in the United States selected to participate in the space shuttle talks.


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