Indiana elementary school making space station call

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BUNKER HILL, Ind. (AP) – Students at a northern Indiana elementary school will be making a very long distance call to the International Space Station later this summer.

The conversation between students at Miami County’s Maconaquah Elementary School and a space station crew member will take place sometime in August.

Fifth grade teacher Cassandra Knolinski applied for the program that she calls a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the students. She tells the Kokomo Tribune she hopes the event will inspire students to dream big.

School officials say a $4,000 grant from Purdue University will buy equipment needed to make proper contact with the station. A live feed of the event will be shown at each Maconaquah district school building, as well as online.

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