Space Day and Student Signatures
in Space at Cherry Valley
Cherry Valley Elementary School was very fortunate
this year in being selected by Lockheed Martin to participate
in the Student Signatures in Space program. This project
was started on Space Day, May 22nd 1997. The project is quite
simple and has proved to be exciting for us all. We were sent
a poster that all our students signed on Space Day. We returned
it to Lockheed Martin and the signatures will then be flown aboard
the Atlantis Space Shuttle STS-86 due to launch on September 24th.
1997. The poster is then returned to us with space flight authentication
by NASA for us to display at school. Five schools in each state
where selected for this honor and selection was based on the schools
diversity in size, cultural and ethnic composition and it's presence
on the Internet indicated by school web pages.
Space Day was celebrated on the Thursday prior to the anniversary
of President John F. Kennedy's memorable and inspiring speech
in 1961, in which he challenged America to land a man on the
moon and return him safely to Earth. At Cherry Valley we celebrated
Space Day all day with an assembly in the morning and presentations
/ poster signing in the library for all classes.
Below the photos you will find some great links to Space
Everyone got a chance to sign the poster.
Quite a challenge with nearly 400 students in the school. We also
learned a lot about the space missions, tracking the Space Shuttle
Atlantis and viewing live video feeds via the Internet.
A report from our local