Group Seeking More Teachers for Free Space Flights

Group Seeking More Teachers for Free Space Flights

July 9, 2010 Press Releases

Will announce new application process
for second batch of space teachers


Teachers in Space is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote science education through providing space flight and research opportunities for classroom teachers.

Last year, Teachers in Space announced its first 7 teacher astronaut trainees.  Meet members of the organization, including the first crop of teacher astronaut trainees, known as the Pathfinder 7.  You can speak with them about the training they have undergone the past year.  Teachers in Space will also announce the process for selecting the second group of teacher astronaut trainees.

12:30 p.m., Monday, July 12

Capitol Hill, Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253

By providing classroom teachers the actual opportunity to fly to space or launch research payloads, Teachers in Space hopes to inspire student enthusiasm for science of all kinds.

Note:  The Pathfinder 7 teachers are:
  • Maureen Louis Adams, 54, of Lampasas, TX. She is an elementary school teacher/principal from Killeen, TX.
  • James Kuhl, 53, of Syracuse, NY. He is a 6th grade Earth Science teacher from Syracuse, NY.
  • Lanette Oliver, 43, of San Antonio, TX. She is an elementary science specialist for the Judson Independent School District of Texas.
  • Stephen Heck, 56, of Cincinnati, OH.. He is an 8th grade Earth Science teacher in the Milford Exempted Village School District of Ohio.
  • Rachael Manzer, 39, of East Hartland, CT. She is a district science coach in the Suffield School District.
  • Chantelle Rose, 36, of St. Paris, OH. Rose teaches science at Graham High School in St. Paris, OH.
  • Robert “Mike” Schmidt, 31, of Tucson, AZ. He teaches math to grades 9 through 12 at University High School in the Tucson Unified School District.

For more information contact:

Ed Wright
(425) 830-3571