The South Florida Science Museum is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 NASA Mission Control Essay Contest. The competition was fierce and the panel of judges had an extremely difficult time narrowing down the winners.
The students and teachers listed below will be speaking to the astronauts on the International Space Station as it passes overhead the week of October 29, 2012. (Exact date and time to be announced)
|Mary Dixon||12th grade||Wellington Community High School|
|Peter Rawlik||8th grade||Palm Beach Maritime Academy|
|Crista Johnson||8th grade||Watson B. Duncan Middle School|
|Connor Cane||3rd grade||Poinciana Elementary School|
|Khiarra Carter||5th grade||Gove Elementary School|
|Emma Lilly Menzer||3rd grade||Sunset Palms Elementary School|
|Gabriela Sanchez||7th grade||Woodlands Middle School|
|Chloe Amelie-Aikman||5th grade||Calusa Elementary School|
|Finley Keefe Murray||3rd grade||Palm Beach Day Academy|
|Catherine Zeng||9th grade||A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts|
|Jerry A. Stegenga III||3rd grade||Pine Tree Lane Academy Home School|
|Erich Landstrom||TEACHER||Seminole Ridge Community High School|
|Linda Petuch||TEACHER||Pine Jog Elementary|
Winners and their families are invited to attend a private party at the Science Museum Friday night, October 12th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Students and their schools will also be featured in the Palm Beach Post and local television the day of the event.
The Education Network will be broadcasting this event Live on the Elementary and Secondary Ed channels. (More details forthcoming)
For more information, please visit the South Florida Science Museum web site http://www.sfsm.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.details&content_id=213.
About the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)
While aboard the International Space Station, crews participate in live amateur radio contacts, also known as ARISS contacts. ARISS is a NASA Education activity that uses the unique environment of spaceflight to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. ARISS radio contacts last approximately 10 minutes and provide students and educators the opportunity to interact with crew members through a question and answer session.
For more information contact Greg Goebel, 6th – 12th grade Science Program Planner, at (561) 357-1128 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kate Arrizza at the South Florida Science Museum at (561) 370-7706.
Public Affairs Contact: Natalia Arenas – (561) 357-7662 – email@example.com