NASA will send you an email when the International Space Station streaks across the sky in Eureka and Wildwood.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Dan Barger
Thursday, January 10
Here's something new from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Space agency representatives will send you an email when the International Space Station is visible flying over your house, sort of. If you sign up for NASA's "Spot the Station" program, you'll be asked to pick a city from a list where the station will be most visible; St. Louis is the closest available drop-down selection to Wildwood or Eureka. "Several times a week, Mission Control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, determines sighting opportunities for 4,600 locations worldwide," the space agency stated on its website. "If your specific city or town isn’t listed, pick one that is fairly close to you. The space station is visible for a long …
Friday was heyday for Rockwood School District students interested in space, aeronautical tidbits and aviation careers, including their teachers and families. Discussions included living on the moon to practice launching to Mars.
Many Rockwood School District students got to 'space out' Friday for a good and beneficial reason: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut Robert Behnken interacted with them in-person to share his experiences about being in space. During his visit, Lt. Col. Behnken, USAF—who is a former St. Louis resident—exchanged information with students in a couple of ways, according to Rockwood sources: "An astronaut visited us 15 years ago, and we've been trying to secure another visit for a long time," said Linda Smith, CCL program director. "It's very hard to get such a commitment from NASA, so we felt very lucky." It probably helped this particular astronaut has specific ties to St. Louis in that he graduated from …