July 21, 2010
CONYERS, Ga. (AP) -- Some Georgia kids have joined a small group
of students across the nation who have had a chance to
teleconference with three astronauts orbiting some 200 miles above
the Earth in the International Space Station.
Wednesday, a few hundred middle schoolers, parents and teachers
gathered in the auditorium of Conyers Middle School to chat with
the astronauts about things like how fast the station travels and
how they prepare for launch.
Officials say Conyers is one of just five schools in the nation
to partake in the agencys Teaching From Space program.
Sixth grade science teacher Vanessa Carter wrote a proposal to
NASA six months ago and sold the idea.