Posts Tagged ‘NASA’

Challenger Center Keeps Shuttle Legacy Alive

July 29, 2011

Courtesy NASA.gov

 

Although the era of the space shuttle has finally come to a close, Challenger Centers–including the one in Chattanooga–are keeping the legacy alive.  These centers offer students a chance to use science, technology and math skills during realistic simulations of space missions.

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Interview with NASA Astronaut Roger K. Crouch

March 24, 2010

REPORTING: MICHAEL EDWARD MILLER

Roger K. Crouch

This story begins in Polk County, Tennessee… and ends in outer space.

It’s the story of Roger Crouch, who used to dream of being a pilot or an astronaut.   In the 1950’s, before the space program even existed, he watched science fiction films and was inspired–he hoped to fly to the stars.

When Crouch was in high school, a medical diagnosis made that dream nearly impossible.  But Crouch never gave up, and his dedication paid off in an amazing way.

Listen to the story.