The Mission X Teacher and Leader Forum section is opened! The Mission X organizing committee is providing the teachers and leaders with a secure area that allows for “Team Leads” to communicate with each other, ask questions, set up Skype sessions between classrooms or get ideas on how to implement the activities with the children.
¡El Foro para Maestros y Lideres de la Mision X está abierto! El comité organizador de la Misión X esta proveyendo un área segura los maestros y lideres dentro de la sección para “Lideres de Equipos”. Esperamos que el foro sirva como herramienta para comunicados entre maestros y lideres, hacer preguntas, establecer sesiones con Skype para charlar o contribuir ideas que ayuden a implementar las actividades con los chicos.
We got started with our Mission X/Train Like an Astronaut program this week in earnest! First up, some students turned in their estimates of how many steps it will take Astro Charlie to reach the moon, while others made sure our hall bulletin board was full of space information. We were mission strong! Then, we started our agility training, running around cones as fast as we could.
Lastly, we want to take a moment to wish our New England Patriots football team the best of luck in this weekend’s big Super Bowl Championship game. Yes, you guessed it! Their team colors are red, white, and blue. But those are also the colors of the New York Giants, so red, white, and blue are sure to win. Still, the Pats practice just down the road from us, so we say, ‘Go Pats!’ Let us know if you were able to see the game from aboard. (Photos: Ana Gonzalez)
The 3 schools in Massachusetts representing Team USA are working very hard in their final preparations for next months' kick-off of the 2012 Mission X Program! The "Eaglets", "Cougars" and "East Explorer" teams have been working on cardiovascular training, muscle conditioning, flexibility and sport skill development as part of their physical education curriculum. Our hallway bulletin boards are filled with pictures of spacecraft and space posters getting us ready for the challenge ahead. We are all anxious to help give Astro-Charlie the boost that he will need to get to the moon, and we can't wait to work with the other teams from the US and around the world to help achieve our missions' success!
Go Mission X!
With the arrival of the New Year, Mission X teams from around the globe continue with preparations for the 2012 challenge. Mission X team members are working extremly hard to assure that Astro Charlie can start his trek to the Moon.
During this preparation period, Mission X was honored to have Team Japan pay a visit! Dr. Shin Yamada shared with the Mission X team the ongoing efforts in Team Japan for the 2012 challenge.
While participating in the recent International Astronautical Congress, the Mission X FlatKids completed a successful visit to Cape Town, South Africa. Astro Charlie and friends visited landmarks such as Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Robben Island, Castle of Good Hope and even went on a Safari! They were great company to me, Yamil Garcia, Mission X coordinator and Astronaut Trainer, during our visit to Cape Town!
The FlatKids are now on their way to multiple locations all around the world. We hope to see picture on the blog of them and those who meet them. Continue to prepare for the 2012 challenge and.........