Middle school astronomers
St. Paul, Minn. — Several eighth-graders are anxiously awaiting the photos NASA's Odyssey orbiter plans to snap.
The Jackson Middle School astronomy students chose targets they wanted photographs of and submitted requests to the Mars Education Program at Arizona State University, the educational division for NASA's Mars project.
The program accepted five requests from the Champlin students. Carla-Rae Smith, astronomy teacher at Jackson Middle School, explained how her students convinced NASA to approve their requests.
- Morning Edition, 12/12/2006, 8:25 a.m.