Jack Hulland Space Mission
Take a voyage in the Space Shuttle Excursion
The shuttle has landed. The mission was successful. The
Space Shuttle Mission completed approximately 8 orbits around the Earth
to study how astronauts live and work in space. A "day" in Earth orbit
is approximately 45 minutes of daylight and 45 minutes of night for a
total of 90 minutes. This means that the astronauts saw 8 sunsets and 8
sunrises in a 12 hour period. The astronauts completed 10 experiments. Voyage through our web pages to learn about the experience.
On January 11th, 2005 this Grade 6 class blasted off into space!
This 12 hour space shuttle simulation was designed to give students an
idea of what it might be like to be part of a shuttle crew or the Mission
In mid-October, students applied to join our
Space School and then examined our solar system, history of space
exploration, living and working in space and the scientific method
using critical thinking skills, creativity, co-operative learning and
On January 11, our astronauts did
lift-off into space to experience the wonder of space exploration while
carrying out many of the functions most astronauts do. They exercised, conducted experiments, kept journals and much more while
Mission Control guided them.
By stimulating students'
imaginations, students not only become engaged, empowered and
energetic, they develoedp a quest for knowledge. By following the voyage
through our site, you will learn more about our experiences and the
wonders of space!
We invite participation from other classes and
interested members of the public. You can simply observe throughout the
day, or interact with the students by either asking email questions with the Ask a Question links, or
joining the discussion area. You must be a member of this site in order
to post to the discussion area.
Please Note: As the mission has ended the email ink has been removed and the Discussion area is closed
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