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Waco Tribune-Herald: Fewer students today interested in space exploration, need 'audacious' goal to spark enthusiasm (In the news)

Feb. 7, 2011

Twenty-five years ago today, schoolchildren across the country turned their attention to the TV to watch a teacher ascend into space aboard NASA's space shuttle Challenger. Today, near the end of NASA's space shuttle program, some say the shuttles cease to wow children, leaving educators looking for new ways to ignite a spark in science and space.