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VIDEO: Beyond Briarhill Middle School

Briarhill Downlink with ISS Campus Hosts NASA Downlink with International Space Station

Feb. 21, 2018 — For two years, Briarhill Middle School prepared for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity — hosting a Downlink with NASA Astronaut Joe Acaba who is living, working and conducting research aboard the International Space Station.

Campus preparations included: studying the solar system, universe, gravitational effects on plants and animals, plotting space station coordinates, calculating distances to various planets, planning what to pack for a journey to Mars using surface and volume formulas, and using ratios/proportions to paint a life-size version of the International Space Station on their football field.

More than 1,000 students, including some from McAuliffe Elementary and the Marcus High School feeder pattern, teachers and special guests attended the Downlink at Briarhill.

Check out the video below to see all the action. 
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