ASTRO meets Starshine
On Saturday, April 18th,
1998, eight ASTRO participates met at the New Mexico Space Grant
Consortium in Las Cruces to learn more about the Starshine Project,
a long term research project involving students from all over
the world. Each of the ASTRO teachers and students will grind
and polish a mirror that will be attached to a spherical, hollow,
aluminum satellite and carried into low Earth orbit aboard the
Space Shuttle Endeavor during its STS-96 mission, which presently
is scheduled for December 10, 1998.
Phase two of this project will begin once the satellite is launched
and students begin taking measurements of the satellite as it
passes over them.
For more information about Project Starshine visit their home
Lucy Potts looks on while another
paticipant grinds a mirror.