Arlington Science Focus Students Look to the Stars

In this episode, #digitalAPS: Exploring Instructional Frontiers visits Arlington Science Focus Elementary School as students learn about space travel with the school’s shuttle simulator.

For three weeks, students learn about space, the shuttle program and team work by taking part in a shuttle simulation. The system was created and constructed by Michael S.Stanton, who is employed in the Defense Industry and a Retired Navy Chief, to allow elementary students the opportunity to take part in real time shuttle mission control launch and landing simulations. He designed and made the shuttle simulator and designed the Mission Control software himself with assistance and input from NASA.

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