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Missouri students chat with astronaut via Spacebook

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 | 11:39 a.m. CST

ROLLA — The Missouri University of Science and Technology has designed a networking site to help Missouri students communicate with a NASA astronaut in space.

Through Spacebook, students from across the state are chatting with Sandra Magnus, a graduate of the university in Rolla.

Magnus is one of seven astronauts who will travel on the space shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station. She'll share her experiences and answer questions on Spacebook.

Chancellor of the University John F. Carney III says the site is a way to get more young people excited about math, science and engineering.

The site was launched Monday, with questions from some of the 120 Missouri middle school students who participated in a two-day aerospace camp this summer at the Missouri University of Science and Technology.


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