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Contact: Lynn Teacher
ABC Middle School
Students from ABC Middle School Taking Trip to the Moon
Green Bay, Wis., 03/27/08 - Students from ABC Middle School in Green Bay, Wis. are preparing for a simulation of NASA's Lunar Prospector mission. Through the generosity of the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, Lynn Teacher's students will showcase Space Explorers, Inc.'s Moonlink® simulation at ABC Middle School on April 3, 2008 at 3 p.m.
"Moonlink® provides an excellent hands-on opportunity for students to be involved in space exploration," said Lynn Teacher. "My students are thrilled to have the chance to take a spacecraft to the Moon."
The Moonlink® simulation is based on NASA's Lunar Prospector mission. The craft was launched as part of NASA’s Discovery program and spent a year and a half orbiting the Moon, mapping its surface, and taking readings on its gravity and magnetic fields. Eventually, the craft was intentionally steered into the Moon to knock off material that could be examined from Earth for evidence of water.
Students will demonstrate the simulation in the ABC Middle School computer lab. After completing the simulation, students will work with actual data from the Lunar Prospector to try to answer their own scientific questions about the Moon.
Moonlink® is part of Space Explorers' Mission: Solar System program. Students involved in Mission: Solar System are engaged in an in-depth study of the Moon while learning about various NASA missions, the solar system, and other science and technology concepts.
For more information about this special event, contact Lynn Teacher at 411-515-1234. To learn more about Space Explorers, Inc. and the Moonlink® simulation, visit http://www.space-explorers.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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