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PHOTO GALLERY: Flight Club learns about space from former astronauts

Friday, January 27, 2012 | 10:52 p.m. CST
Ronald Berry Acton, 8, scratches his nose with a toy space shuttle as he waits in line to take a photo with former astronauts Linda Godwin and Col. Steve Nagel on Friday at Columbia Independent School.

Former astronauts Col. Steve Nagel and Linda Godwin shared their experiences and lessons with Columbia Independent School's Flight Club. During the presentation, the couple described the history of the space shuttle and their voyages to space.

Different age groups in the audience enjoyed listening to the former astronauts. Many children laughed loudly as the astronauts explained how to use the bathroom, while adults sat intrigued listening to the differences between training for a mission and the reality of being in space.

Benton Struchtemeyer, 5, sits on his father's, Brian Struchtemeyer, shoulders at Columbia Independent School's Flight Club.
Former astronauts Linda Godwin and Col. Steve Nagel answer questions on Friday at the Columbia Independent School. The school cafeteria was packed with students and parents who came to see the astronauts speak.
Children wait to be called upon during the question and answer session with former astronauts Linda Godwin and Col. Steve Nagel on Friday at Columbia Independent School. Both astronauts had missions to space.
A child plays with a paper airplane during the question and answer session with former astronauts Linda Godwin and Col. Steve Nagel on Friday at Columbia Independent School.

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