March 28, 2007, - Earth Crew members explored the universe in March. They actually got to hold a piece of the Solar System in their hand and touch a piece of Mars at the Monnig Meteorite Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.
Spirit and Opportunity
Mars Rovers Did you know there are two robot rovers on Mars today? Read more about it.
F35 Test Pilot Visits Our School
February 16, 2007—Earth Crew members visited with engineer, J.D. McFarlan and chief test pilot, Jon Beesley about designing jets and test flying the new F35 Lightning II at Lockheed Martin. Mr. Beesley let us try on some of his favorite flight helmets.
Mr. Beesley, explained the best part about being a test pilot is working on a team with a lot of smart people. He enjoys working with them to solve problems, as well as having the privilege of getting the “best seat in the house” on flight day.
Learn more about the F35 Lightning II
This is a picture of one the ISS U.S. Node 2 models that the Poynter Earth Crew members designed. In their essay sumitted to NASA, they suggested the name "Determination".
NASA Node 2 named “Harmony”
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's newest module for the International Space Station has been named Harmony. The node is scheduled to be added to the International Space Station sometime this year on the STS 120 mission. Congratulations to the Poynter Earth Crew members who participated in this collaborative national event. Even though their suggested name was not chosen, their contribution to the challenge and the research and design process that we learned about has been a successful experience for all involved. Great job guys!
The STS-120 crew delivered the Harmony Node to the ISS (International Space Station)
Learn about the International Space Station
Building the International Space Station