Field Trip Into Space! (kinda)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Today we went on a little field trip to Ashford High School.  Astronaut Colonel Doug Wheelock is on a tour through Alabama.  Schools participating in the Civil Air Patrol's K-6 Aerospace Connections in Education Program, or ACE, were among those chosen to be part of Wheelock's tour.  Colonel Wheelock has spent 178 days in space throughout his NASA career and during his most recent trip assumed command of the international Space Station.

Here is a link to his Bio:
Astronaut Bio: Douglas H. Wheelock (12/2010)

Also there, was a character named Al the Astronut, who is basically a cardboard peanut that has traveled around the world and into space with the astronauts.  The idea of having this little piece of history there was pretty cool.

Jessi got to hold Al the Astronut, and was very excited about the whole thing.  Eli could care less, and Lena just wanted to see all his super cool astronaut patches.  :)


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