FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS WIN TRIP TO SPACE CENTER HOUSTON
NEW ORLEANS, LA., November 11th, 2002 -- A group of 25 fourth and fifth graders representing six parishes in the Greater New Orleans area will fly to Houston on Wednesday, November 13 as their prize in winning the Space Seekers contest.
The students will leave for Houston on Southwest Airlines flight #1871 at 8:15 a.m. and return to New Orleans that afternoon on Southwest #810, arriving at 5 p.m.
Because of airport security, reporters and photographers wishing to cover the students’ departure or arrival should call Harry Wadsworth by 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 12 so arrangements can be made for media access at the gate.
The students will tour Space Center Houston at the NASA Johnson Space Center where they will see a “live” demonstration of a Space Station mock-up that focuses on how astronauts live, eat, sleep, exercise and work in space. The fourth and fifth graders will also try on various parts of a space suit and tour the original Mission Control and rocket park.
The Audubon Institute, Lockheed Martin and Southwest Airlines sponsored the Space Seekers contest, which aims to increase students’ knowledge of air and space flight. Approximately 1,200 students entered the contest, which is in recognition of the IMAX film, “Space Station 3D,” and the 100th year of human space flight in 2003.