CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Forty-four (44) Cleveland Municipal School District students from Michael R. White School will be attending the NASA Commemorative Final Shuttle Launch of Discovery STS-133, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The students and their principal, Dessie Sanders, will be leaving on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. via bus. The Shuttle Launch originally scheduled for Monday, November 1, 2010, has been postponed until Tuesday, November 2, or Wednesday, November 3, 2010.
This will be the first time that an R-2 humanoid robot will be riding with the shuttle crew. It is expected that the humanoid will assist with future repairs at the International Space Station.
Michael R. White selected the students who will attend the Shuttle Launch from an enrollment list of the NASA Paragon TEC 2010 Summer of Innovation Pilot Project. Paragon TEC was contracted by NASA to provide the Summer of Innovation, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) summer program that served over 4,000 students in Cleveland, Youngstown, Dayton, Columbus, Sharon, PA, Detroit, MI, Chicago, IL, and Los Angeles, CA. The Summer of Innovation Pilot was a free summer learning program that engaged students in Rocketry, Meteorology, Aviation and Robotics.
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