Space Education

Four area educators got an up close and personal look inside the world of NASA. The trip was part of Troy University's Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium.

Sandy Sanders, who is a second grade science teacher at Headland Elementary, met and took more than 300 pictures with the entire NASA crew at the center in Houston, Texas.

She also got the rare opportunity to view the practice session for the STS-120's upcoming space mission and the next teacher in space.

She and another instructor shared their experiences of the trip and say they're ready to bring it back to the classroom.

"What I found out in Houston is some of the ways that we can tie classrooms in the consortium directly to the experiences in Houston,” Co-Director of the Consortium, Sandy Armstrong said.

Teacher Sandy Sandars said, "We brought back a lot of good ideas to integrate science and math and excite the children by using aerospace."

Ten local teachers from the consortium will be selected to go to space camp this summer.