Three years ago, 4th Grade Hammock Pointe Elementary School teacher Julie Belford applied for a NASA artifact via a website that she received from her Principal Carol Crilley. It was unknown whether Ms. Belford and her school in West Boca Raton would receive the item. She applied to receive a “leading edge” which protects the tiles on the outer part of the shuttle from getting over heated.
The Hammock Pointe Elementary School family found out last year that they would be given the item but needed to wait for all shuttles to be dismembered and inspected. Ms. Belford said it is an honor for Hammock Pointe and the community to have the NASA artifact, “I am so honored to have been given this valuable NASA space item. I believe that our school was chosen as the leading edge’s new home because NASA values the future impact that this will have on our students.”
Ms. Belford continued, “A child being able to go home and say that they touched a real piece of a shuttle peaks an interest to become involved in science. That is the most amazing gift that can be given back to me in return for acquiring this item.”
A display case to hold the NASA space item will soon be completed at Hammock Pointe Elementary School.
For more information please contact Hammock Pointe Elementary Principal Carol Crilley at 561-477-2200 or email@example.com .