Congratulations to all the Mission X Challenge Teams. Because of your hard work you have helped Astro Charlie achieve his goal, the Moon! I hope he takes the weekend off and gets a little rest before he pushes on "Beyond The Moon". KEEP UP the activities and let’s see how far he gets before the 2011 Mission X Challenge is over. Chuck
Pebble Creek students participate in a jogging program where they complete a mile and a half or more each week. Our focus was on the fitness accelerations which were the sprints on the basketball court and the 100 meters.
NOW, here is an image of what inspired us to suggest the 10K walkback Mission X activity. Our Engineers and Research Teams are hard at work designing and testing the next generation of space suits that will work better for our space flight crew when the day comes that we get the opportunity to explore and experience walking on another heavenly body. We need to worry about the size and weight of the suit and to make sure our crews can walk and move their arms and be able to see well from inside the suit. Sort of like going hiking with a heavy backpack, right? So, keep working on your Mission X 10K walkback and be ready to take on the challenges you will face in the future. Chuck
The Mission X Challenge Teams look like they are having an OUTSTANDING time doing the Crew Assembly activity. Those gloves just drive me nuts. When I did this activity I was very thankful for having other Teammates to help put the puzzle together. WELL, that's the same way our Astroanuts feel when working outside the International Space Station! They all say how much they appreciate and NEEDED the help of our ground crews, design engineers, and their fellow crewmembers when working in the very tricky environment of space......and the gloves and space suit make it EVER HARDER. Train, Train, and more Training for them so they can make it look so easy when you watch them do their job. Here is a picture of one of those Training EVA gloves. fun to try out but with all the layers of the glove and the extra protection on the finger tips it makes the job outside challenging, just like Mission X! Go Misison X Teams. Chuck