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.
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Lucy Potts looks on while another paticipant grinds a mirror.