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Teachers Selected for the LiftOff Summer Institute

Thirty-one teachers selected from across the nation have been selected for the prestigious LiftOff Summer Institute to be held at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas July 11 - 15. The year 2005 marks the sixteenth consecutive year that teachers from around the country increase their knowledge of space education through the LiftOff Professional Development Summer Institute.

The competitive weeklong institute features a series of workshops, hands-on activities, field trips, and featured presentations by NASA scientists working on various missions. Some of the most frequently asked questions about the U.S. space program are "Why go into space when we have so many problems here on Earth?" and "What does the space program do for me?"

These legitimate questions will be answered when educators become aware of the vast benefits of the space program that increase the quality of our daily lives. The applications on Earth technology needed for space flight have produced thousands of "spinoffs" that contribute to improving national security, the economy, productivity and lifestyle. We would be hard pressed to find an area of everyday life that has not been improved by spinoffs from the space program.

Teachers selected are:

    Debra Boss - Sulphur, OK
    Carolyn Braun - Dallas, TX
    Peggy Brecheisen - Parsons, KS
    Courtney Burkett - Prairie Grove, AR
    Melissa Cook - Plano, TX
    Christina Costello - Austin, TX
    Angaleta Crenshaw - Sunray, TX
    Brenda Duncan - Midland, TX
    Peggy Eddy - Houston, TX
    Mary Kathryn Erdelt - Palacios, TX
    Bethany Goerdel - Justin, TX
    Judi Harris - Ulm, MT
    Janie Henderson - Fort Worth, TX
    Kathy Herron - Overton, TX
    Joyce Hill - Saginaw, TX
    Marilyn Hopkins - Midlothian, TX
    Patricia Horner - Columbus, GA
    Welf Jentsch - Killeen, TX
    Stefani Johnson - Dallas, TX
    Charla Jordan - Price, TX
    Meason Kolkhorst - Dallas, TX
    Linda Krouse - Fort Worth, TX
    David McDonald - Sidney, MT
    Debra Millican - Mansfield, TX
    Rebecca Moreland - Saginaw, TX
    Janice Park - Diana, TX
    Judy Pichon - Slidell, LA
    Beulah Rangel - Harlingen, TX
    Maricela Rojas - El Paso, TX
    Anna Stanfield - Columbus, GA
    Catherine Wright - Frisco, TX