Channel 3000, WISC TV, Madison, Wisconsin, 17 March 2007, NASA Selects Contest Entry From Monona Students
Five students of a Monona home school said they are stunned that NASA selected their entry to name a new piece of the International Space Station.
The 6 and 7-year-olds competed with students from 32 states. They built a model of what had been known as Node Two and selected the name “Harmony.”
NASA, 14 March 2007, NASA Space Station Module In Perfect ‘Harmony’ With New Name
The name was chosen from an academic competition involving more than 2,200 students in kindergarten through high school from 32 states. The Node 2 Challenge required students to learn about the space station, build a scale model and write an essay explaining their proposed name for the module that will serve as a central hub for science labs.
The winning schools are:
Paul Cummins’ 8th grade class at Browne Academy, Alexandria, Va.
Sue Wilson’s 3rd grade class at Buchanan Elementary School, Baton Rouge, La.
Brigette Berry’s 8th grade class at League City Intermediate School, League City, Texas
Bradley Neu’s 9th grade science class at Lubbock High School, Lubbock, Texas
Russell Yocum ‘s 3rd grade class at West Navarre Intermediate School, Navarre, Fla.
David Dexheimer’s students at the World Group Home School, Monona, Wis.
Harmony was built for NASA in Europe. It is about 21 feet long and 14 feet in diameter. The pressurized module will act as an internal connecting port and passageway to additional international science labs and cargo spacecraft. In addition to increasing the living and working space inside the station, it also will serve as a work platform outside for the station’s robotic arm.
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