Meeting Their Astronaut

Last year students at Peshtigo Elementary Learning Center were able to speak by telephone with Astronaut Mark VandeHei while he was working on the International Space Station. On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the Astronaut came to Peshtigo to meet the students he had spoken with while he was out in space. Photo shows a few of them gathered around during a question and answer session in the PELC gym. Elementary Principal Katie Willett introduced Mr. VandeHei and told students a little about the hard work he had put into becoming an astronaut. Astronaut VandeHei Mark told them about life in space. His presentation included videos and photographs from his time on the International Space Station.. Students asked questions about his experiments, daily rituals (eating, showering, sleeping), and "larger questions" about life in space and future space exploration. The event was funded in part by a donation from the PTSO organization.

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