Astronaut Uncle of Barrett Student Shares with 2nd Grade

Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 5/17/2013

Finke Mrs. Landgraf’s second grade class participated in a NASA and Sally Ride Science Digital Learning Network event about earth imagery and erosion. The event featured astronaut Mike Fincke, the uncle of one of the students in Langraf’s class.

NASA invites students and educators to tune in for a special Digital Learning Network webcast event celebrating International Space Station, or ISS, EarthKAM. Students around the world recently used a camera aboard the space station to take pictures of erosion on Earth during the ISS EarthKAM mission that took place April 23-26, 2013. These same students will video conference with NASA astronaut Michael Fincke at NASA’s Johnson Space Center to share what they learned about erosion, to exchange images and to chat about the research being conducted from the space station. All students are invited to join in the fun by submitting questions to For more information about the ISS EarthKAM Event and to view the webcast, visit the DLiNfo Channel page at