Monday, November 23, 2009

Local Students Speak To Shuttle Astronauts

Do magnets work in space? And how does a space shuttle, travelling more than 17-thousand miles an hour, find a landing strip on a rotating Earth? Those were among the questions posed by Cookeville area students to astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis this week. Shuttle pilot Barry Wilmore is a Tennessee Tech alumnus and says his education is what helped him achieve his goals in life. The "Ask An Astronaut" event was held by TTU's Stem Center, a program that emphasizes the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. You can see the entire program at this link.