Second Grade teacher,
Pat Farley accompanied students from
Churchville Elementary School, Pennsylvania
To attend the launch of STS-95
First grader, A.J. Tus writes:
Below they share they're journals
When I woke up, I went to the Kennedy Space Center. I learned that the
KSC is a wildlife reserve. I saw alligators, 3 bald eagles, and a bald
eagle nest. I saw the processing building. This is where the space shuttles
get processed for their next mission. They do not paint the rocket orange
because the paint weighs 650 pounds. We did not go to the launch pad because
of the fuel.
John Glenn will take termites into space. I hope
he survives in space. I went to three movies. The best was "The Dream
When I woke up, I went to the space shuttle launch. I like John Glenn
very, very much. I hope that he does not die in space. The reason I like
John Glenn is that he is the oldest astronaut and the first person to
orbit the earth. And he is brave. The space shuttle contains many dangerous
fuels. I hope this historical moment will last. I talked to our principal
(Mr. Reid) and looked out at the shuttle on launch pad #39B with Mrs.
Farley's binoculars that I borrowed. We were 5 miles away but it didn't
matter. We saw Air Force One and everyone got up. The launch looked like
a shooting star but instead of coming from the sky to the earth, it looked
like it was coming from the earth to the moon. Everybody cheered.
I dressed up as an astronaut for Halloween.