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Friday, December 17, 2010

Cosmosphere in TPLC Classroom

The students at Turning Point Learning Center in Emporia are building a half-size replica of the Apollo 13 command module. In the process they're studying everything from math to writing.

On December 16, the Cosmsophere was invited to share with them by Skype. Cosmosphere President and CEO Chris Orwoll stood in front of the Apollo 13 Command Module "Odyssey," housed at the Cosmosphere, and spoke live with the class in Emporia.

He was able to show them details of various parts they were working on, and tell them the story of the mission. The students were able to ask questions, too.

Technology allows us to reach out to students anywhere, and use space history to teach a variety of subjects.

Thanks to Kevin Honeycutt and Ginger Lewman for making it possible for us to work with the TPLC. We can't wait to see what they come up with!


  1. I am from TPLC! We are still working, and it is doing great! And thank you SO MUCH for contacting us!!!!!

  2. We can't wait to see what you come up with, Sam! When you're done, let me know and I'll put photos up here, so people can share with you.


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