PALMDALE (AP) — NASA has chosen six teachers, two from California, to ride on a flying observatory that studies black holes and the formation of stars.

They’ll ride a modified Boeing 747SP aircraft fitted with a 100-inch infrared telescope. It’s called the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy.

The Palmdale-based flights will be held through June.

NASA wants the teachers to share their experiences with their schools.

They are:

— Kathleen Fredette of Desert Willow Intermediate School in Palmdale.

— Marita Beard of Branham High School in San Jose.

— Mary Blessing of Herndon High School in Herndon, Va.

— Cris DeWolf of Chippewa Hills High School in Remus, Mich.

— Theresa Paulsen of Mellen School District in Mellen, Wis.

— Margaret Piper of Lincoln Way High School in Frankfort, Ill.

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Comments (6)
  1. Cruiser says:

    No Union representatives aboard? Maybe next flight.

    1. Saber 1 says:

      It won’t hurt, nobody will notice these worthless humans are missing. The kids run the class and I assume they will be getting paid while in space.

  2. truth says:

    well, now we know where all the funds are going. did you know that teachers will be laid off and students will be crammed into other classrooms because of your trip to some space land observatory? WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM? it’s up to us to teach them now.

  3. says:

    this is something funny, how will the teachers share their experiences when they will be laid-off because the money goes to this less important projects

  4. Cristina Nguyen says:

    Wooo.! Go Mrs.Fredette.! xD

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